Tidworth Golf Club will open its doors to members once again from Wednesday onwards following the government’s slight relaxation to Coronavirus lockdown measures.
Following Boris Johnson’s speech to the nation on Sunday evening it has now been confirmed that there are a number of rule changes present in England, such as encouraging people to go back to work, unlimited exercise and the option to take part in some sporting activities.
Golf is one of the available sporting options, hence Tidworth’s decision to reopen their doors to members from Wednesday onwards, albeit with some restrictions in place. Tidworth Golf Club has been closed since March 23, but will this week end their seven-week hiatus now that it is considered safe enough to do so.
The Government has provided clarification on outdoor recreation and rules on social distancing in England.
These will affect how golf can be played from Wednesday 13 May and, in particular, the configuration of groupings on a golf course.
— England Golf (@EnglandGolf) May 11, 2020
Players must still follow the 2m social distancing guidelines and are only allowed to play alongside one other member of their household on each round.
The Prime Minister said on Sunday: “you can even play sports but only with members of your own households,” with it also expected that tennis and basketball courts will once again be available for use by members of the public.
However, lockdown rules dictate that team sports such as football, rugby and boxing, where social distancing isn’t possible, unlike during a relaxing round of golf, will all still be unavailable until further notice.
With those sports remaining cancelled for the foreseeable future, the interest in golf is anticipated to be exceptional over the coming weeks. There have already been a surge of enquiries about the potential of becoming a member at Tidworth since the announcement over the weekend.
Tidworth Golf Club has an outstanding reputation for being one of the elite golf club’s in the country and was recently voted as the best members golf club in Wiltshire by top100golfcourses.com.
The club are still currently taking on new members but those who hold an interest in joining are advised to be swift in contacting the club, with new places likely to fill up quickly in the light of recent news.
There are a number of membership options available for new members including a full introductory or social membership package, while there are also different packages available for different age groups.
If you are interested in joining Tidworth Golf Club, you are able to contact them today through the following channels:
Phone: 01980 842 301
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