When do you think you will next play golf?

GB72

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So as we can now undertake unlimited exercise what is to stop me going to a local recreational field with a club and a tube of balls and practice my chipping and pitching even if course doesn't open up?

And if i can do this what is to stop me from arranging to meet a mate of mine at the same time so he can do the same as long as we respect the distancing rules?

If both of these are ok then why would it not be possible to play doubles with none family members at the local course?
The first bit sounds fine, then you move to arranging a social interaction with another household which is not. It is the separation of households that is the relevant part. That is the same for everything. Yes, it may have seemed pointless to some as it remains possible to be coincidentally bear other people but once you allow arranged social interaction between households you open up the door to no end if options and fully end the lockdown. Why, for example, should you be able to play golf with another household and socially distance and I cannot have a mate round for beers in the garden or gyms have outdoor sessions, or households walk dogs together. Golf is not unique from any of these things.
 

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People (families) were already kicking a ball around on the grass but all BB courts here were taped off. I assume they will be opened again?
This explains it. Thanks.

Haven’t left my village since lockdown so not witnessed much of lockdown Britain!
 

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Course should be pretty clear .. all back to work, home or if the employer has a safe environment. Just need Boris to put an age limit on it and bing bang bong I am on course 😀 bet you I go round the lowest I have ever round my current course and that will be my last round for the year
 
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The first bit sounds fine, then you move to arranging a social interaction with another household which is not. It is the separation of households that is the relevant part. That is the same for everything. Yes, it may have seemed pointless to some as it remains possible to be coincidentally bear other people but once you allow arranged social interaction between households you open up the door to no end if options and fully end the lockdown. Why, for example, should you be able to play golf with another household and socially distance and I cannot have a mate round for beers in the garden or gyms have outdoor sessions, or households walk dogs together. Golf is not unique from any of these things.
I agree but as an example I know a guy who I work with who already arranges to go shopping at the same time as his sister so they can chat in the queue while waiting to go inside.

Everything is open to abuse, but i understand where you are coming from
 

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The way I look at it there are many many activities which if done carefully would be fine and not lead to an uptick in infections. For each of these activities however there will be some fraction of violations of social distancing, some careless, some by accident, some malicious. It is these potential spread points which it is important to minimise. The singleton or single household conditions provide a sensible first step to keep a lid on such cross-household contacts.
 

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This explains it. Thanks.

Haven’t left my village since lockdown so not witnessed much of lockdown Britain!
Larmens said it for me, lots of courts locked here in Coventry and around London where I am almost daily, so now they’ll possibly open, most were locked when everyone initially ignored the early lockdown guidelines and flooded the parks.
 

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Doesn’t matter anyhow if it is official or not. Golf England will get some say into it, hopefully after getting clear official advise from the government
 

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So as we can now undertake unlimited exercise what is to stop me going to a local recreational field with a club and a tube of balls and practice my chipping and pitching even if course doesn't open up?
Ones near us have permanent signs saying no golf allowed.
 

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Several reports that we will be allowed to meet with one person from a different household as long as the 2 metre gap is observed.
Obviously there will be conformation or not of that in the document that comes out tomorrow but if its the case then 2 balls will be ok.
 

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Several reports that we will be allowed to meet with one person from a different household as long as the 2 metre gap is observed.
Obviously there will be conformation or not of that in the document that comes out tomorrow but if its the case then 2 balls will be ok.
I think when the SOS states solo/household, then that will be an initial condition, at least for 3 weeks to see if there’s any spikes from these new measures.
 

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Now I’m really confused. Some clarity is now being provided, and the rolling reports on Sky News are suggesting that golf courses will be allowed to reopen from Wednesday providing social distancing is maintained.

I suppose the devil will be in the detail.

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We've just had email from Club saying they expect to open on Wednesday (but we'll have to shepherd all the walkers back on to the public footpaths!)
 
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