New Guide to Playing ‘Lockdown Golf’

Until a vaccine is found or all Covid-19 restrictions are dropped, golf will have to played under a new set of…

New Guide to Playing ‘Lockdown Golf’

Last Updated on May 1, 2024 by Daniel

Until an immunization is found or all Covid-19 limitations are dropped, golf should be played under another arrangement of decorum and guidelines when clubs re-open in England tomorrow (May 13).

In spite of the fact that the essential Rules of Golf won’t change, there will be various nearby principles acquainted with guarantee the wellbeing of golf players and club staff and diminish the odds of spreading the infection.


Until further notification, golf players might have the option to play as singles or in two-balls with one other family unit part or one other individual from outside your family. Three-and four-balls are additionally allowed at the carefulness of each club, yet just while involving individuals from a similar family.

Clubs will be urging social matchplay to accelerate the pace of play. On the off chance that serious stroke play is played, players may enter their own scores on the scorecard, which can be verbally guaranteed by their kindred players. As gave in the Rules of Golf, scorecards can be submitted electronically.


Most scenes, even those that didn’t already make some tee memories booking framework, will demand tee times being pre-booked and paid ahead of time. Those that don’t have an online installment framework should take installment by contactless techniques in the star shop. Players should show up 10-15 minutes before their tee time and leave when rounds are finished. Tee time interims might be longer than typical.


Players not from a similar family unit ought to keep up a social distance of in any event 2 meters consistently.

No gear ought to be shared among players, and every player should just deal with their own ball.

Banners ought to be left in the opening consistently and not be contacted anytime.

Cups will be raised so the ball remains to a great extent over the ground for simple recovery without contacting the gap or the cup with a hand.

Rakes will be expelled from all shelters and players should streamline their impressions with a club or their shoes. A few clubs may acquaint a nearby standard with permit the ball to be supplanted in a superior untruth should the ball finish in an old impression, while others may assign fortifications ‘GUR’, with a free drop zone outside of the shelter.

Carriages, whenever required, ought to be utilized by one player, except if shared by two individuals from a similar family unit.

Ball washers, water fountains, squander containers, and seats ought not be utilized.


All clubhouses are shut under current Covid-19 limitations, with no entrance to changing rooms and providing food/bar offices. Toilets, where available, will be allowed to be open, with clients following UK Government hand washing rules.

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