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Golf return welcome at Spalding and Tydd

Golfers can get back on to greens this week after lockdown, and it is great news for members at Spalding and Tydd St Giles.

The Spalding is set to be open again on Wednesday and
Tydd St Giles on Thursday.

Most slots for the first five days at Spalding have already booked up, which shows the demand for golf in the area.

Spalding professional Adam Keogh.
Spalding professional Adam Keogh.

Club professional Adam Keogh hasn’t played much golf this year, much like everyone else, due to COVID-19.

He said: “It’ll be good to have members back again.

“I think everyone has missed it, mainly due to the mental and health wellbeing aspects.

“I was surprised that the sport wasn’t allowed to continue throughout, because this is the sport where you can social distance the easiest.

“For me personally, I’m having a few weeks off, and then I’ll hopefully get back playing again around next March.

“It’s been a very hectic summer, and I’m just trying to re-charge the batteries again.

“Quite naturally this year has been a write-off, as it has been for so many other people.

“Looking at it, it’s been a very good 12 months for me, and I just need to have a bit of time off, just for myself.

“Hospitality is closed for us as we’re in a tier three area, so it’ll just be golf.

“But everyone is chomping at the bit to get back playing, and all the members will be hoping for some good weather, because I think we’re due some.”

Tydd St Giles is also set to get back open, but the Cambridgeshire club is in a tier two area.

Senior golfer Michael Barton said: “We are lucky at Tydd as our head green keeper Kevin Goude is a scratch golfer and has won the Scratch Golf Championship for eight consecutive years.

“All our members arekeen to get back playing and regain a sense of normality again.

“We’ve all missed playing, and to get back will bring a lot of joy to so many people.

“But, we obviously must do it in a safe and reasonable way.”

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