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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates

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 off updates from Scottish Golf in relation too COVID-19.


March 30 2020 – The PGA launch dedicated helpline

The PGA has launched a COVID-19 helpline to support PGA members, golf clubs and their management teams


March 27 2020 – Changes from Disclosure Scotland

PVG applications for anyone undertaking regulated work within golf are currently on hold until further notice.


March 26 2020 – Essential Maintenance Statement for Golf Courses during COVID-19 Outbreak

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.


March 26 2020 – BIGGA to hold live webinar today

BIGGA CEO Jim Croxton will host a live webinar at 3pm on 26 March to discuss the organisation’s response to COVID-19.


March 25 2020 – COVID-19 Update – Resources for Clubs

Latest update on Government advice and financial support available to businesses in Scotland.


March 24 2020 – COVID-19 Update – Golf Industry Guidelines – Financial Support Measures

The latest have golf industry guidelines aim to help clubs make contingency plans for their business.


March 24 2020 – COVID-19 Update

Scottish Golf has today received the following advice from the UK Government’s Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport:

  • For security and essential maintenance purposes, greenkeeping staff can still attend work.
  • All work must be carried out in strict accordance with government guidelines on social distancing.


March 23 2020 – COVID-19 Update

Scottish Golf asks that all golfers in Scotland refrain from golfing until further notice.


March 23 – Locker Rooms

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. 


March 22 – Scottish Golf update following latest Government advice

All bar and dining facilities within clubhouses must now close with immediate effect.


March 20 – Scottish Golf seeks further clarity on new Government advice

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.


March 20 2020 – Scottish Golf launches new Virtual GolfSixes challenge amid school closures in Scotland

Our new Virtual GolfSixes Challenge will provide children and families across Scotland with fun activities to keep them stimulated at home.


March 18 – Scottish Professionals deliver key health messages to golfers



March 18 2020 – Latest industry guidelines for club competitions and casual golf

The PGA, GCMA BIGGA and The R&A issue latest guidelines for club competitions and casual golf during COVID-19 outbreak.


March 17 2020 – Working together to share best practice in response to COVID-19

Scottish Golf encourages golf clubs to share what they are doing to ensure golfers can enjoy our great game in a safe environment


March 17 2020 – Scottish Golf postpones grassroots golf activity administered by Scottish Golf

Scottish Golf postpones grassroots golf programmes with immediate effect.

Affected programmes are:

Junior GolfSixes Leagues across Scotland

Girls Golf Hubs across Scotland


March 16 2020 – Scottish Golf update on COVID-19

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.

March 13 2020 – Scottish Golf Statement on cancellation of National Championships

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).


March 13 2020 – Scottish Golf postpones AGM

Scottish Golf cancels 2020 AGM scheduled for Sunday 15 March.


March 12 2020 – Golf Industry Guidelines to COVID 19

Working with industry partners, Scottish Golf highlighted industry guidelines for golf in response to COVID-19.