What Golf Experience Have You Missed Out On Due To Covid-19?

The pandemic has badly affected peoples' health and almost every industry this year, including golf...

What Golf Experience Have You Missed Out On Due To Covid-19?
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The pandemic has badly affected peoples' health and almost every industry this year, including golf...

What Golf Experience Have You Missed Out On Due To Covid-19?

Covid-19 has scuppered the plans of lots of golfers this year, with courses closed for significant periods of time, borders closed and professional golf going behind closed doors.

A lot of golfers have missed out on a lot of golf in 2020, from regular social rounds to bucket list experiences and holidays.

For me, I missed out on the chance to play the Old Course at St Andrews for the first time.

We had a trip planned back in April to play the world famous links as well as the stunning Dumbarnie Golf Links before it had even opened.

I was getting nervous about my first tee shot in front of the R&A Clubhouse and imagining posing on the Swilcan Bridge, although it all came crashing down due to Covid.

Having never been to St Andrews I was also equally excited about staying in the town and sampling the local pubs the night before teeing off on the Old.

Still, there's always next year?

I also missed out on attending The Open at Royal St George's and the BMW PGA Championship, which was the first time I've missed the event in a decade.

It seems our audience has also missed out on an awful lot of great golf too, from bucket list rounds to holidays and watching professional tournaments.

We asked the question and here's what you told us:

What Golf Experience Have You Missed Out On Due To Covid-19?

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Let's hope everyone can re-book for 2021 and next year can be a success on all fronts.

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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

2 iron: Mizuno MP-18 MMC Fli-Hi

Irons: Mizuno MP5 4-PW

Wedges: Cleveland RTX ZipCore 50, 54, 58

Putter: Odyssey White Hot OG #5

Ball: Titleist Pro V1x