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Golfers enjoy fair days on the fairway

Published Thursday, 4th June 2020 in About SRUC news

Golfers enjoy getting back on to the fairways at Elmwood golf course
Golfers enjoy getting back on to the fairways at Elmwood golf course

Golfers swung into action at Elmwood Golf Course in Fife after Covid-19 restrictions were lifted to allow players back on to the fairway.

Nearly 100 golfers took advantage of the beautiful weather on each day over the weekend to play at the 18-hole parkland golf course in Cupar, which is owned and managed by Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC).

Changes were put in place to meet the Scottish Government’s phase one guidelines, with all players pre-booking their slot and adhering to social distancing rules.

Tee times were restricted to a maximum of two players, with a 12-minute gap between each.

Throughout lockdown, the course has been maintained by a core team – all former students from SRUC’s Elmwood campus.

Course manager Greg Kilgour said: “It was great to see the return of members to the course as restrictions were lifted.

“Since lockdown, the course has been used by the local community as an open area for exercise and walking dogs, and people are continuing to utilise the out-of-play areas, such as the woodland walks.

“The consideration shown to the greenkeeping team has been most welcome."

“The members have also been full of praise for the hard work put in by the team during lockdown and are now reaping the rewards.”

For more information about studying at SRUC Elmwood, and for information about upcoming virtual open days, visit: www.sruc.ac.uk



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