Golf will be allowed under the Northern Ireland Executive's updated guidelines

While Scotland must wait a bit longer, Northern Ireland golf courses have been given the go ahead to reopen from Tuesday, May 19, according to the updated Covid-19 guidelines from the country’s Executive.

The Golfing Union of Ireland released a protocol for the return of the sport in the country, including stipulations that no competitions are to take place and only members are allowed on the course.

Golfers can play in groups of up to three, though this is at each club’s discretion, and can play with people outside their household provided social distancing is observed.

There are no restrictions in terms of how far you can travel, but you must not travel to a course in the same vehicle as someone from outside your own household or arrive at clubs more than 15 minutes prior to your tee time.

On-course guidelines follow that of England and Wales, including the removal of rakes and the banning of touching flagsticks.

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