Australian Golfers Rush to Book Rounds Minutes After Getting Green Light

May 12, 2020 Updated: May 12, 2020

Premier Daniel Andrews announced on the morning of May 11 that Victorians will be able to visit mates, fish, and golf as part of the first stage of CCP virus restrictions easing in Victoria.

Victoria, the golfing capital of Australia, was one of two states forced to close golf courses during the pandemic.

After five weeks of not being able to play, golfers were keen to get back on the green.

“[The] phone has not stopped,” Bay Views Golf Course Manager Deion Moore told The Epoch Times on May 12.

“Bookings have opened from the moment Dan Andrews announced us being allowed to play golf again,” Moore said.

Golfers of Sanctuary Lakes Golf Club in Melbourne rushed to book golf rounds just minutes after the premier’s announcement.

“All our members are booked to be back with us over the next few days,” Sanctuary Lakes said in an Instagram post.

Golf Australia chairman Andrew Newbold appreciated the patience the clubs and players have shown in these “trying times.”

“It’s going to be exciting for all to get back on course or to your favourite facility, but we plead with all to follow distancing and hygiene guidelines in place.

“If they’re broken, we face a return to no golf and that’s clearly something we’d all like to avoid,” Newbold said.