Scottish Golf announces fresh restrictions for Aberdeen golf clubs

Scottish Golf Flag

Fresh restrictions have been imposed on golf clubs in Aberdeen following the announcement of a 'local lockdown' on the city by the First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon.

From 5pm tonight, all clubhouses operated by golf clubs that lie within the Aberdeen City local authority framework are to be closed, with the five-mile maximum travel guidance also being reintroduced.

Golfers from outwith Aberdeen are also advised not to travel to the city to play golf until such times as restrictions ease again.

The First Minister has introduced a local lockdown on the 'Granite City' - the first of its kind in Scotland - after it experienced "significant outbreak" of new coronavirus cases in what has been dubbed a "COVID cluster".

• Tour DQs player for COVID protocol breach

• Bryson "has a lot to learn" says ex PGA champ

• IN FULL - Look at the field for the US PGA

In a statement, a Scottish Golf spokesperson said: "Following the First Minister’s Daily Briefing on Wednesday 5 August, Scottish Golf has been in dialogue with our partners at sportscotland and the Scottish Government to obtain further clarity in relation to the local lockdown restrictions being implemented in the Aberdeen City local authority area and how these will impact our affiliated clubs in the area.

LISTEN TO EPISODE 1 OF THE BUNKERED PODCAST

"The latest Government advice for Aberdeen City is that people should not travel for more than five miles for exercise and all indoor and outdoor hospitality is to close tonight, this includes clubhouse facilities and beer gardens which may have been in operation.

"People should also not travel to Aberdeen. These restrictions will last for seven days and then be reviewed by the Scottish Government.

• WIN A TAYLORMADE US PGA STAFF BAG

• Where and when to watch the US PGA

"Should any of this information change, we will continue to provide all affiliated

clubs with the latest information on our dedicated COVID-19 page here.

More information on the affected areas can be found here.

Share this Article

share-logo
twitter-logo facebook-logo

Latest Videos See all videos right arrow

play button
2022 Driver Test | Which one is going in my bag?
Drivers
play button
The most powerful PING irons ever? | PING i525 review
Ping
play button
I'll be using the Vokey SM9 wedges... and you should too
Titleist
play button
The driver that has it all? | COBRA LTDx drivers REVIEWED!
Cobra
See all videos right arrow

Golf News

New report reveals true state of UK golf participation
PING Scottish Open Series set for final showdown
PGA Tour pro rips Bubba Watson over LIV Golf
Patrick Reed SUES Golf Channel and Brandel Chamblee for $750m
Your chance to win a lesson... with Rory McIlroy!

Other Top Stories

Tiger Woods: Inside his $41million Florida mansion
The very best pubs in St Andrews
The Scottish Golf Course Emoji Quiz!
24 lies every bad golfer tells
Doug Sanders: The extraordinary life of golf's original playboy

Quick Fault 'n' Fixes See all videos right arrow

play button
Don’t shift your weight off the ball
Watch
play button
Get your swing on a better plane
Watch
play button
Keep the arms and body connected
Watch
play button
A bad grip will lead to bad swings
Watch
See all videos right arrow