John Byrne, Alex Byrne and Billy Maley at Waterford Golf Club on Monday. Photo: Joe Evans
Golf courses all over Waterford re-opened on Monday morning as the first phase in the easing of government restrictions around Covid-19 began.
There are strict protocols in place in the interest of safety, while non-essential travel is limited to 5km, which technically means only club members within that distance are allowed to take to the fairways and greens. Club bars remain shut, while golfers are advised to leave once they’ve finished their rounds, with fewer tee-times available.
Over recent days also a number of Waterford’s golf clubs have announced details of reduced membership offers and summer memberships to try and entice new members to join their clubs and be able to play golf under the current restrictions.
Tennis clubs were also allowed to return on Monday and clubs across Waterford have been busy in recent days. Athletics clubs can train outdoors in groups of four or less while observing social distancing.
Geraldine and Barry Kennedy glad to be back for a set of tennis at St Anne’s Tennis Club on Monday. Photo: Joe Evans.
Kieran Millar, Jim Gunnip and Liam McKay at Waterford Golf Club on Monday. Photo: Joe Evans.
Captain Paul Nolan re-opening play at Faithlegg Golf Club, flanked at social distance by Neil McGrory (Captain ex officio) and Mel Morgan.
Brian Healy ready for a round of golf at Williamstown GC on Friday. Photo: Joe Evans.
Sean Kirby and Franz Kuhn keep their distance at Williamstown GC on Monday. Photo: Joe Evans.