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Golfers ready for tee times

Section:  Annan and Eskdale, Sport  | Tags:

OUTDOOR activities including golf, tennis, bowls, fishing and other non-contact will be able to resume in the coming weeks in phase one of Scotland’s easing of the coronavirus lockdown.

This is welcoming news for members at Powfoot Golf Club as they are a step closer to returning to the course following the coronavirus crisis. Social distancing measures will be in place at the club with further details to be announced.

Club captain George Watts said: “We are looking forward to getting back up and running. It does bring back some sort of normality in the club. It will be social golf only with social distancing measures in place but I think this will benefit a lot of people by exercising more and helping them mentally.”

The news broke today that clubs across the country could reopen but no set date has been revealed yet. The First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has pledged to provide more details on a specific timetable for all areas of interest and business over the coming days.

It was supposed to be an exciting year for Powfoot with the Scottish Girls Championship to be held at the course. However, when the coronavirus pandemic hit the tournament — alongside other local competitions — were postponed. The captain added: “It has been a really testing time for everybody involved at the club. The green staff Steven and Neil have continued to do a fantastic job. The club manager, the committee and members have all been great.

“Some people probably think because there’s not been golf we’ve not been doing much but that’s not the case as we’ve been working tirelessly behind the scenes.”

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