Friday, May 15, 2020

GOLF SOUTH AYRSHIRE - Local Authority release statement regarding municipal courses

Golf South Ayrshire have published a statement regarding the current position on the eight municipal courses in South Ayrshire.

COVID-19 UPDATE...7 weeks in

Courses remain closed

It has now been a little over 7 weeks since we closed the courses as a result of the COVID-19 Pandemic and the lockdown instructions were issued by the UK and Scottish Government.

You will be aware that England has begun to relax some of its lockdown restrictions, with Golf being able to recommence on Wednesday and in Wales on 18 May.

The lockdown still remains in place in Scotland, with no date or indication as yet as to when Golf may be able to recommence.

Please be assured that we are working to enable us to reopen safely to minimise any risk to our staff and customers when the time comes. There will be a number of measures that will have to be implemented to achieve this, which we will communicate to you in due course.

We would like to thank the vast majority of you for respecting lockdown and course closures by not playing golf at this time. To those who still insist on trying to nip out for a practice or a few holes, be assured that our staff will ask you to leave.

Over the past 7 weeks the courses have been busy with people and families accessing them for their daily exercise and on the whole they have done so responsibly and respected the golf course.

Our hardworking Starters and Marshalls have been out patrolling the courses to ensure that the courses remain in good condition throughout and have been on hand to ask those who are there to stay off the greens and to take their litter home with them.

They’ve also been undertaking some divot repair work and litter picking whilst on patrol.

Our Greenkeeping Team have also been working hard to ensure the courses remain well maintained so that they can reopen as soon as lockdown restrictions are eased and golf is given the green light to recommence.

Until then, please Stay at Home, Protect the NHS, Save Lives.

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