Golf Is Back! - Golfers In England Return To The Fairways

After a very long 12 weeks, golf courses are back open in England!

Golfers In England Return
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After a very long 12 weeks, golf courses are back open in England!

Golf Is Back! - Golfers In England Return To The Fairways

The courses have been manicured. The clubs are cleaned. The golfers are back!

Today marks the first time golf courses have been open in England since 4th January as lockdown measures in the country begin to ease.

After a 12 week shutdown, golfers are getting back out onto the fairways today - and how we have missed it!

We've already seen a barefooted golfer play 18 holes in 42 minutes and another tee off at 12.01am!

Golf Is Back! - Golfers In England Return To The Fairways

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Left to right, Charlie Beattie (aged 80), Dave Carter (aged 73) and Lee Anderson (aged 81) were the first party of golfers to return to playing at Falmouth Golf Club on March 29, 2021 in Falmouth, England. A combined age of 234! Isn't golf great? (Photo by Hugh Hastings/Getty Images)
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2021 Open venue Royal St George's welcomes its first golfers (and dog) back to the links! (Photo by David Cannon/Getty Images)
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Elliott Heath
Elliott Heath

Elliott Heath is our Senior Staff Writer and has been with Golf Monthly since early 2016. He graduated in Sports Journalism in 2016 and currently manages the Golf Monthly news, courses and travel sections as well as our large Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. Elliott has interviewed some huge names in the golf world including Sergio Garcia, Thomas Bjorn, Bernd Wiesberger and Scotty Cameron as well as a number of professionals on the DP World and PGA Tours. He has also covered the 2022 Masters from Augusta National as well as three Open Championships including at Carnoustie in 2018 when he was inside the ropes with Tiger Woods. He has played 31 of our Top 100 golf courses, with his favourites being both Sunningdales, Woodhall Spa, Old Head and Alwoodley. He currently plays at West Byfleet Golf Club in Surrey, where his handicap index floats anywhere between 4-6. His golfing highlight is making albatross on the 9th hole on the Hotchkin Course at Woodhall Spa, and he has made one hole-in-one.


Elliott is currently playing:


Driver: Honma TR20

3 wood: TaylorMade SIM2 Max

Hybrid: TaylorMade SIM Max

Irons: Honma TR20B

Wedges: Titleist Vokey Design

Putter: Odyssey White Hot OG #5

Ball: Titleist Pro V1x