A GOLF course has welcomed members back following the partial easing of lockdown measures.

Whirlwind preparation saw Cowdray Park Golf Club in Midhurst reopen two days after the relaxation of restrictions earlier this month.

Members have been getting back into the swing of things – though they’re a little rusty.

Director of golf Tim Allen said: “It was absolutely fantastic to see members playing again after an unprecedented period of time.

“There was certainly a healthy mixture of opening tee shots.

“We have put the required safety measures in place and the members have been excellent in observing guidelines, ensuring we can all play as safely as possible.”

The club said during the period of closure, maintenance work was carried out and the playing surfaces kept to a high standard.

Cowdray Golf said that it had anticipated courses would be allowed to open at an early stage of lockdown easing and worked closely with the sport’s governing bodies to ensure the safe reopening of the course.

Mr Allen said he hopes to begin opening the course’s shop and clubhouse when guidance allows it.

He said: “Through time we will be able to re-open the Pro Shop and welcome green fees. The clubhouse will fall in line with other hospitality venues.

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