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Golf can play on through new Melbourne lockdown
With Metropolitan Melbourne and the Mitchell Shire hacing entered a new lockdown to halt the spread of the Coronavirus, Golf Australia has advised that, subject to conditions, that golf courses will remain open and that golf will continue to be played during this time.
Unlike the previous Victorian lockdown that saw golf courses closed, a unique move among Australian states, Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews has announced that golf can continue to be played in areas that will be covered by Level 3 restrictions in 2-ball groups from this Thursday.
However clubhouses will be required to close as of midnight tonight (8th July) for all services other than take-away food and beverage.
Golf Australia, which described the move as "pleasing", and the PGA of Australia have committed to communicate further information as it relates to facility operations, including coaching, Pro-Shops, driving ranges, warm-up areas and other related activities as soon as possible.
Golf Australia advised "we are continuing to work with government on understanding further ramifications of Stage 3 restrictions on golf clubs/facilities."
Image: Royal Melbourne Golf Club in the heart of the Sandbelt. Courtesy of Visit Victoria.
7th July 2020 - Industry impacted by new Victorian Coronavirus lockdown
3rd July 2020 - AFL’s Victorian teams to move interstate
30th June 2020 - AFL faces fixture upheaval as Victorian Coronavirus cases rise
30th June 2020 - Queensland to reopen borders to all except Victorians
12th June 2020 - New Australian Golf Centre to unite golf’s peak bodies
25th May 2020 - Golf Business Australia and PGA of Australia renew partnership
22nd April 2020 - Golf Australia ‘encouraged’ to see golf being played with minimal risk
16th April 2020 - Golf Australia cancels events until 30th June
3rd April 2020 - Confusion as courses ignore Golf Australia advice and remain open
3rd April 2020 - Organisers advise of cancellation of Golf Business Forum 2020
31st March 2020 - Golf Australia advises that clubs, courses and facilities should close
28th March 2020 - Clubhouses close but golf courses remain open through Coronavirus crisis
18th February 2020 - Stephen Pitt resigns as Chief Executive of Golf Australia
23rd January 2020 - Upgraded Sandringham Golf Course set to open nine holes to public
9th January 2020 - Brisbane to host 2020 Australian PGA Championship
31st July 2019 - New PGA Centre for Learning and Performance opens in Perth
20th February 2018 - 18-hole golf course to be retained at Melbourne’s Albert Park
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