With the joint announcement from the UK and Scottish Governments tonight, restricting movement for essential purposes only, is it time for clubs throughout the country to close their courses for the meantime.
England Golf have tonight issues a statement to that effect, which can be read in full via the following link.
It is fully expected that Scottish Golf will issue similar instructions in the very near future.
Hopefully, for the safety of all club and staff members, our clubs will not need to wait for further instructions, embrace the advice already issued at Government level and, whilst regretable, close the courses and facilities for the forseeable future to minimise the impact on the golfing and wider community and try to ensure that things return to normal as soon as possible.
Stay safe folks.