All of South Holland’s Golf clubs forced to close after rules to combat coronavirus are updated

South Holland’s golf clubs have been forced to close following the updated regulations enforced by the Government on Tuesday.

That leaves Spalding GC, Tydd St Giles GC, Sutton Bridge GC and Gedney Hill GC all out of action because of the coronavirus pandemic.

An England Golf statement reads: “Following on from the Prime Minister’s statement of 23 March, golf clubs, courses and facilities in England must now close.

“It is England Golf’s position that this deeply regrettable, but highly necessary and responsible course of action must be implemented with immediate effect and be maintained until further notice.

“The government has identified an urgent need to introduce new restrictions on public life and on non-essential businesses opening their doors.

“This has been done to limit the spread of the coronavirus and relieve the growing pressure on our NHS.

“Keeping golf courses open is simply no longer compatible with the updated policy of government which is designed to save lives in a time of national emergency.

“The health and wellbeing of the nation is the only consideration that matters at this moment in our history.

“These are incredibly testing times for the country. The golf industry cannot be shielded from the economic and social ramifications caused by this temporary shutdown of normal life.”

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