Scottish Golf is taking the spread of COVID-19 extremely seriously. Our number one priority remains the safety and wellbeing of our community of golfers, clubs, volunteers and staff, ensuring that everyone is able to enjoy our great sport in a safe environment.
This page will provide all key stakeholders with a timeline of updates from Scottish Golf in relation to COVID-19.
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The following update (Version 4) to the Essential Maintenance Statement for Golf Courses has been produced in association with BIGGA and is published in view of alteration to Government regulations in Scotland and Northern Ireland following those made in England and Wales.
The latest update from Scottish Golf.
The latest update from Scottish Golf following the First Minister’s announcement today.
Scottish Golf welcomes today’s announcement from The R&A following the launch of their £7m funding package for golf clubs affected by COVID-19.
We are now in the process of developing an application framework that aligns to the overarching criteria of the fund and will update all affiliated clubs here in Scotland of the next steps, outlining how and when applications can be made, before the end of the month.
The latest update from Scottish Golf
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On this week’s call, we will discuss:
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Harper Macleod LLP are appointed by sportscotland to provide legal services to Sport Governing Bodies (SGBs) and to support SGBs in the regulation and governance of sport in Scotland. As part of this service, sportscotland has asked Harper Macleod LLP to provide guidance for clubs. This is being offered as information only; the briefings and information hosted is provided on behalf of sportscotland and all SGBs supported under the expert resource programme.
Summary of our commitment:
Facilitated by Scottish Golf’s Club Business Manager, Iain Evans, these calls will support all delegates by bringing together an expert panel from across the golf industry to deliver a range of advice, guidance and best practice during the COVID-19 outbreak.
Around £220 million of further grants are being made available for businesses to help them deal with the ongoing impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
The following update (Version 2) to the Essential Maintenance Statement for Golf Courses is published in view of the extension of the UK Government regulations, the changing seasonal climatic conditions and the need to utilise the time of reduced greenkeeping teams most effectively.
Please note that all scheduled safeguarding virtual training courses will go ahead as planned.
No further action is necessary for those already booked in, as links to the virtual classroom along with instructions will automatically be sent out a few days prior to the course.
An open letter from Eleanor Cannon, Chair of Scottish Golf.
2020 Scottish Golf National Championships cancelled. All 2020 performance programmes cancelled.
The PGA has launched a COVID-19 helpline to support PGA members, golf clubs and their management teams
PVG applications for anyone undertaking regulated work within golf are currently on hold until further notice.
The following industry statement sets out a reduced, essential maintenance regime for greenkeeping that protects workers, jobs and secures golfing facilities for the physical and mental wellbeing of millions of golfers who will resume play when social distancing rules are ended.
BIGGA CEO Jim Croxton will host a live webinar at 3pm on 26 March to discuss the organisation’s response to COVID-19.
Latest update on Government advice and financial support available to businesses in Scotland.
The latest have golf industry guidelines aim to help clubs make contingency plans for their business.
Scottish Golf has today received the following advice from the UK Government’s Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport:
Scottish Golf asks that all golfers in Scotland refrain from golfing until further notice.
Scottish Golf would strongly recommend that all affiliated golf clubs with locker room and changing facilities on site now close these at the earliest possible time.
All bar and dining facilities within clubhouses must now close with immediate effect.
Scottish Golf recognises that the latest change in Government advice may have an impact on our clubs and will further update once we have clarity from the Government on this.
📝 | Scottish Golf recognises that the latest change in Government advice may have an impact on our clubs.— Scottish Golf (@ScottishGolf) March 20, 2020
We are seeking further clarity from Government on the latest advice specific to golf clubs and will provide all clubs with an update as soon as this is received. pic.twitter.com/kARrkL9QsX
Our new Virtual GolfSixes Challenge will provide children and families across Scotland with fun activities to keep them stimulated at home.
🧼| We all have a roll to play in #KeepingGolfSafe.— Scottish Golf (@ScottishGolf) March 18, 2020
Here’s an important message from @EuropeanTour ⭐️ @RamsayGolf about washing your hands before and after your round of golf 👇
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The PGA, GCMA BIGGA and The R&A issue latest guidelines for club competitions and casual golf during COVID-19 outbreak.
Scottish Golf encourages golf clubs to share what they are doing to ensure golfers can enjoy our great game in a safe environment
Scottish Golf postpones grassroots golf programmes with immediate effect.
Affected programmes are:
Junior GolfSixes Leagues across Scotland
Girls Golf Hubs across Scotland
Advice on public gatherings and government support for businesses.
Scottish Golf cancels all non-essential face-to-face meetings until end of April.
How to contact the Scottish Golf team while remote working policies become active.
Scottish Golf cancels first three National Championships of 2020 season.
The cancelled events are: Boys Scottish Open (North Berwick), Girls Scottish Open (Powfoot) and Helen Holm Scottish Women’s Open (Royal Troon).
Scottish Golf cancels 2020 AGM scheduled for Sunday 15 March.
Working with industry partners, Scottish Golf highlighted industry guidelines for golf in response to COVID-19.