Golf courses across Spain and the ‘Costa del Golf’ re-open today, however with strict measurements in place.
The come as the majority of the country moved into phase 1 of the corona de-esculation procedure with a hope of a further move into phase 2 in less than two weeks times.
The Spanish Golf Federation, who answer to the European Golf Association, lamented new rules from today.
Social distancing is a priority as set out by law.
Flags aren’t allowed to be touched and must be left in the hole.
Changing rooms and bars on the 19th hole will remain shut.
Only the player may pick his own ball up.
No clubs or any kind of equipment can be shared.
Players are to remain in the car park before their tee-off time and are only permitted to go to the course once called forward.
Trolleys and buggies are to be disinfected after each round.
Scorecards are not to be touched by more than one player.
These are the main rules with others put in place also per golf course company.
The government across Spain, especially the Costa del Sol, welcome the sport back as nearly 1 and a half million international golfers come to the region to play annually, bringing in nearly 3 billion euros per annum.