With Regina climbing into the mid 20’s on Tuesday, getting in that first round of golf this season was probably on the minds of many.
Due to COVID-19, courses are closed and are waiting for the next step from the government.
Golf Saskatchewan’s Executive Director Brian Lee, said while social distancing is very possible on the course, no one will be open until they are given the go ahead from the province, who will also provide a strict set of guidelines.
“They’re going to provide protocols and guidelines that all golf facilities are going to have to follow,” Lee said. “When they come out it won’t be a question of we’re going to do this or that, it’s going to be pretty black and white, you do it or you may be closed,” he added.
Lee said most golfers bring their own clubs to the course, which will also allow for courses to operate sooner rather than later.
“Golf is one of those unique things where most people who play the game, we would call them an avid golfer if they play at least two or three times or more per year, they have their own equipment and golf balls,” said Lee.
Lee also said the provincial government has been very clear and transparent with Golf Saskatchewan with their questions to date.