Dear Customer

We welcome yesterday's announcement by the Government setting out a roadmap to relax coronavirus lockdown restrictions in England. Clearly it looks like great news for golfers who will be amongst the first to enjoy a safe return to our sport.

However, the Government guidance does not contain specific detail about how the return may look – this will be determined by further guidance that we are awaiting. The latest statement on the England Golf website includes the following;

The All-Party Parliamentary Group for Golf, of which England Golf is a member, has released the following statement:

“Industry bodies involved with the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Golf awaited today’s announcement from the prime minister with great interest.

Boris Johnson has now confirmed that golf will be included in the first wave of sports able to return once the national legal requirements to stay at home end on 29 March.

A meeting of the APPG with industry bodies is scheduled to take place this Wednesday (24 February) to consider the impact of the statement on the sport in England, and the full details are now being reviewed by the industry bodies, specifically the impact of the different levels on different aspects of golf including playing, coaching, retail, and club fitting, as well the implications for driving ranges and practice facilities.

Members are encouraged to review England Golf’s website for further details and updates. All premises are encouraged to ensure risk assessments and action plans comply with local guidance ahead of the restart.”

We will keep a close eye on the emerging guidance and will issue further advice as soon as we are able. I have little doubt that you will be able to dust off your clubs for 29 March and we will be ready and waiting for you but as outlined above we do not yet quite know which facilities will be open and what ongoing restrictions may apply.

We will issue a further statement as soon as we are able.


Martin Guyton
Chief Executive