Large fields expected on Lismore golf course this weekend
BIG numbers are expected to hit Lismore Workers Golf Club this weekend as the club continues to operate under restrictions during the coronavirus pandemic.
The club cancelled its annual Easter tournament which usually attracts over 200 competitors on Friday and Saturday of the long weekend.
Lismore Golf Club professional Peter Jaeger said other competition and social play would continue while strict rules were in place for the safety of its golfers.
“We’re still running two separate competitions this weekend and we’ve got 166 booked in for Saturday,” Jaeger said.
“They’re only allowed to play in groups of two and all the social distancing measures are in place.
“I think everyone is just keen to get out of the house for a few hours but they still have to play by the rules.”
Golf clubs were temporarily closed across the state last week before the NSW Office of Sport backflipped on the decision.
Northern Rivers golf clubs were back up and running by Friday and have been operating without incident since.
“I was really surprised when it got shutdown because it’s definitely a safe form of exercise,” Jaeger said.
“There hasn’t been any issues here and it all comes down to everyone doing the right thing.
“Most of our regulars are back playing and it’s a release for a lot of people on the mental health side of things.
“It’s taking people about three hours to get around the course; they’re just enjoying the fresh air and don’t really care how bad they’re hitting the ball at the moment.”
For tee off times and more information phone the pro shop on 6621 6016.