Clubs take tentative steps towards competitive return

Golf Clubs across the county are assessing their options with regards to competitions as the sport continues its return from lockdown.

With most club members successfully adjusting from the initial two ball format to three and four balls in recent weeks, plus the larger gaps between tee times, golfers are now wondering when and how they can play competitively again.

The clubs need to consider a number of issues, including the recording of scores and whether a trophy presentation would be safe to organise when clubhouses remain closed.

But steps have already been taken by some clubs with Cold Ashby announcing they will be holding a competition at the start of each month after successfully trialling a Pro Shop Medal, which attracted a full field.

Northampton are also confident of holding one of their biggest competitions of the year towards the end of this month as the club’s large contingent of young golfers prepare to compete in the Junior Club Championships.