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Latest update from England Golf - 24 June 2020

Wednesday 24th June 2020

Following the Prime Minister’s statements yesterday (23 June), further changes were made to lockdown rules that will be introduced next month in England and are of significance to golf clubs and organisations that operate bar or catering facilities. 
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Official Statement from England Golf

Monday 11th May 2020

Official Statement from England Golf - Update from Government guidance The UK Government has today provided clarification on outdoor recreation and rules on social distancing in England.
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Latest update from England Golf

Monday 11th May 2020

In conjunction with The R&A, home nations, PGA and other industry partners, England Golf has jointly released the following statement. The UK Government has announced that golf will be able to resume in England on Wednesday, 13 May 2020. All outdoor sport must be done alone or within a household group and that includes  golf. There is no change to the current position in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales and so golf courses in these countries must remain closed for now.
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Letter from Jeremy Tomlinson - CEO England Golf

Wednesday 6th May 2020

In the first few weeks following the lockdown of 23 March, the most frequently asked question to myself and the staff at England Golf was ‘why are golf courses closed?’ We were able to refer to the conditions of lockdown which made it incompatible for our facilities to remain open – a position validated by government. In recent weeks, and increasingly prevalent as I write, is the changed question of “when will golf courses re-open?”. A huge change in mindset.
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CONGU Decision 23/3/2020 (Updated 05/05/2020)

Wednesday 6th May 2020

Following on from The R&A’s guidance on the Rules of Golf issued on Friday 20 March (https://www.randa.org/en/news/2020/03/covid-19-related-guidance-on-the-rules-of-golf) and further advice on 29th April (https://www.randa.org/News/2020/04/Golf-in-the-UK-under-COVID-19-restrictions),
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STATEMENT FROM THE R&A AND USGA ON THE WORLD AMATEUR GOLF RANKINGS

Thursday 9th April 2020

In order to reflect the postponement or cancellation of numerous events which would normally feed into the WAGR® system a decision has been made to pause the ageing process for events on players' records.
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England Golf update: Championships postponed until week commencing 27 July 

Thursday 2nd April 2020

England Golf has updated and extended its list of postponed championships to now include all events up until week commencing 27 July 2020. As always, England Golf’s priority when taking decisions at this time is to assist the national effort to combat the threat of the COVID-19 outbreak and ensure we protect our NHS and save lives. With golf courses now closed until further notice and restrictions for travel and public life in place for an indefinite period, England Golf has taken the pragmatic decision on the postponement of events beyond our original date of 7 June.
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COVID-19 RELATED GUIDANCE ON THE RULES OF GOLF

Monday 23rd March 2020

The R&A has received a number of enquiries from organisers of golf competitions seeking guidance on the Rules of Golf in view of the Covid-19 outbreak. The purpose of this communication is to provide some guidance on the Rules of Golf.
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Midland U16 Boys and Girls Open Amateur Stroke Play Championship

Wednesday 18th March 2020

It is with extreme regret that the Midland U16 Boys and Girls Open Amateur Stroke Play Championship at Hawkstone Park on 5th to 8th April 2020 is cancelled. This is as a direct result of the government advice and guidelines and in conjunction with the recommendations of our affiliated County Unions
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Midlands Past Presidents 2019

Saturday 12th October 2019

Midlands Past Presidents 2019 On Wednesday 9th October 2019 the Past Presidents annual golf day took place at Kirby Muxloe GC, Leicestershire 14 Past Presidents from across the Midlands played in this year’s event.
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Brian Purse receives Micklem Award

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