A sizeable list of restrictions will remain in place in Melbourne as it exits lockdown at 11.59pm Thursday, but for golfers, it’s time to rejoice – you will be allowed back on the fairways, in any number, provided social-distancing protocols are adhered to.
Golf Australia says it is seeking further assistance and guidance for its clubs and facilities regarding the Victorian Government’s latest lockdown restrictions in relation to Regional Victoria and Metropolitan Melbourne.
While Sydney’s thriving Moore Park Golf facility continues to face the prospect of being downsized by City of Sydney Council, one Victorian club has taken matters into its own hands to ensure it never faces the same threat.
Like golfers in metropolitan Melbourne, Golf Australia was disappointed to learn from Sunday’s announcement by the State Government that golf clubs and facilities will have to continue to remain closed for at least a few more weeks.
In their dreams, the Victorian men’s team probably contemplated toppling New South Wales to win the Interstate Series, but not one of its members would have dared contemplate the manner in which that dream was brought to life on a memorable day at Perth’s Melville Glades Golf Club yesterday.