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

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)

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
News Editor

Elliott Heath is our News Editor and has been with Golf Monthly since early 2016 after graduating with a degree in Sports Journalism. He manages the Golf Monthly news team as well as our large Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. He covered the 2022 Masters from Augusta National as well as five Open Championships on-site including the 150th at St Andrews. His first Open was in 2017 at Royal Birkdale, when he walked inside the ropes with Jordan Spieth during the Texan's memorable Claret Jug triumph. He has played 35 of our Top 100 golf courses, with his favourites being both Sunningdales, Woodhall Spa, Western Gailes, Old Head and Turnberry. He has been obsessed with the sport since the age of 8 and currently plays off of a six handicap. His golfing highlights are making albatross on the 9th hole on the Hotchkin Course at Woodhall Spa, shooting an under-par round, playing in the Aramco Team Series on the Ladies European Tour and making his one and only hole-in-one at the age of 15 - a long time ago now!

Elliott is currently playing:

Driver: Titleist TSR4

3 wood: Titleist TSi2

Hybrids: Titleist 816 H1

Irons: Mizuno MP5 5-PW

Wedges: Cleveland RTX ZipCore 50, 54, 58

Putter: Odyssey White Hot OG #5

Ball: Srixon Z Star XV