GOLF IS NEW BLACK
Monto Golf Club finds silver lining to Covid-19 crisis
GOLF: There has been a resurgence at Monto Golf Club as more and more social players take to the green to keep active during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Up to 24 people have been heading to the course each Saturday, including new members and those who normally play other sports which have been shut down during the virus crisis.
Monto Golf Club captain Leslie Irvine said the weekend hit-outs had been successful due to all players adhering to the strict guidelines set out by the state and federal governments.
“There’s only two people playing at a time, and only one in a buggy unless you’re in the same household,” Irvine said.
“People are also hitting off 15 minutes apart, so that’s been helping everyone separate accordingly.”
Irvine said the increase in new players at the club was one of the positive things to come out of the pandemic.
“We’ve seen some new younger members join up,” she said.
“We also have a few footy players that have been coming back since there’s nothing on.
“Hopefully we can keep the course open as long as we can while all other sporting clubs have shut.”
IN THE SWING OF THINGS: More and more people are taking to the green at the Monto Golf Club as they try to keep active while other sporting facilities and clubs remain in lockdown due to coronavirus restrictions.