When will golf return to normal?
When will golf return to normal is a question, all of us are asking ourselves. With the weather since lockdown being perfect for golf it is just a shame we're unable to get ourselves on the golf course. Social distancing is vital to help combat the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), and that's why the government have felt it is necessary to shut golf courses.
We want to think that with the government announcing another three weeks of lockdown ending on the 8th May 2020 that after this date things would start to go back to normal gradually. The issue is whether golf courses will be one of the first places to re-open. With nearly half the golf courses in Europe now shut, it is undoubtedly a worrying time for the industry.
Approximately 2 million people play golf each week in the UK, and re-opening Golf Courses would be a great way of letting people exercise with allowing social distancing. It would be easier to maintain a "six-foot" distance on a golf course than it would be in a gym, for example. The government might take the option to open golf courses but to keep clubhouses shut so people can play a sport they love but will be able to keep their distances from one and another.
Here at Off The Centre we know it is a frustrating time but an important one for all. If we can keep our distance and help the NHS, then we're sure that we will be back on the course before you know it.
While not on the course you can always take the time to practice your putting indoors, or if you're lucky enough to have a garden you can practice your short-range chipping (without putting any neighbours in danger!)
Remember, while you are at home, it is a great time to look at our golf clothing online and shop for your men's polo shirts online. Shop the range at https://www.offthecentre.com/golf-clothing/golf-polo-shirts.html and Be Seen, Be Different.
We hope everyone keeps safe and we're looking forward to getting back onto the course.