Golfers in England returned to the course as clubs reopened following the easing of the lockdown. And there was even a maiden ace for one lucky punter
Golf is back – and you couldn’t wait to share your joy at getting back to playing the sport you love.
Clubs in England reopened today for the first time in nearly two months after the UK government eased some elements of the coronavirus lockdown.
Precious spots went in minutes in the face of unprecedented demand all over the country and, socially distanced of course, golfers flocked to their course to tee it up on re-opening day.
Plenty of you took to social media to spread the happiness and here are some of the best posts we’ve seen as golf gets back to business.
And how about this for a way to get cracking?
No joke, my first shot after lockdown, the first hole @styalgolf and my first ever hole in one!!!! I apologise to everyone who knows me as this is what I will be talking about for the next 5 years #golf #golfisback #lovegolf pic.twitter.com/fXIBoTMjJB
— Ed Sandison (@EdSandison) May 13, 2020
This sums up how we all feel today…
— marcus armitage (@marcusarmitage1) May 13, 2020
And a calmer way of making the same point…
Thank you @PikeHillsGC – first tee here we come!
Thank you to the Greens Team for preparing the course. @Tyler74451221
— Ian Smith (@Dubainosaurus) May 13, 2020
Class is permanent.
— Alan Hardy (@Bigalanh5) May 13, 2020
— Nick Marsh (@NickMarshgolf) May 13, 2020
It doesn’t get much better than that…
— Princes Golf Club (@Princesgolfclub) May 13, 2020
Cameras and live on the Beeb. Who’s topping this about five yards?
The image of golf is resting on this poor guys shoulders – 🙏🏼 pic.twitter.com/1CVhbJE0Xh
— Chris Wood (@Chris3Wood) May 13, 2020
Shut the courses again immediately. pic.twitter.com/g5rwvJRZ5q
— MichaelVerity (@MichaelVerity) May 13, 2020
Thanks for everything you are doing…
The Captain gave up the honour of first shot back to Dr John Smiddy who for last 3 months has been working in intensive care with Covid 19 patients. Very proud of the work you and your @NHS colleagues continue to do, thank you. Happy to report he nailed it down the middle! #Golf pic.twitter.com/5eBeOEMJ4n
— Reading Golf Club (@ReadingGC) May 13, 2020
Just the sort of shot you want to face after two months away…
And..We’re back!! 😁⛳️🏌️♂️ pic.twitter.com/OoOxkThnVF
— Erewash Valley GC (@ErewashVGolfC) May 13, 2020
Even the pros are finding it tough…
5 holes in and 3 balls in the bag was a bad shout 🤦♂️
— Scott Gregory ⛳ (@ScottGregory5) May 13, 2020
Have you played golf today? Let us know how it went in the comments, or tweet me.
Golf courses reopen: Essential reading
- A handy guide of dos and don’ts for playing golf after lockdown
- Governing and professional bodies issue advice to clubs
- Booked a tee time? Now make sure your equipment is ready
- Greenkeepers urge golfers to curb expectations when courses reopen
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