The Victorian Government announced Monday afternoon a further easing of restrictions in Melbourne, which will have a significant flow-on effect for its golf-starved citizens.

“This comes as fantastic news to all Melburnians and will include more freedom for golf,” the sport’s governing body Golf Australia confirmed in an online statement.

“Golf Australia is actively seeking clarification around these new directives and will update clubs, facilities and golfers as soon as it becomes available.”

Here’s everything you need to know right now:

Based on the announcements by the Victorian Government today, October 26, golf clubs and facilities should plan that from 11.59pm on Tuesday, October 27:

• Golf can be played in groups of four, with the ‘two household’ limit removed

• Competition golf can resume

• Allow the hire of equipment to golfers under the provision that it is cleaned after every use. Please note, GA is seeking clarity on any capacity limits applicable to golf carts.

• Operate hospitality (clubhouses) with seated patrons not exceeding 20 inside (across two areas of ten) and 50 outside

• Only service patrons that comply with the 25km travel limit

Golf Australia will communicate in full to its clubs and facilities as soon as practicable following the release of the Chief Health Officer’s directives.

Stay up to date with the Victorian government’s latest directives HERE.