Welsh golf club to reopen despite blocking puzzle
LONDON: A Golf The club that spans the England-Wales border will reopen on Wednesday despite differences in closing rules between the two countries.
Llanymynech Golf Club It claims to be the only course in two countries in Europe, with its 18 holes divided between Powys counties in Wales and Shropshire in England, including one that stretches between the two nations.
While the British Prime Minister Boris Johnson moved to relieve coronavirus lockdown measures by saying people in England will be able to play Golf again from May 13, the devolved Welsh government has yet to do likewise.
The four constituent parts of the United Kingdom - England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland - have separate responsibility for their own blocking regulations.
But Llanymynech officials have now tried to end any confusion by saying his club will reopen under the measures approved for England.
These state that from Wednesday recreational activities, including Golf and tennis, will be permitted as long as social-distancing guidelines are maintained.
"We have many difficult decisions to make as a Golf club in order just to survive without having to deal with governing bodies that fail to agree on suitable, sensible guidelines that not only protect the public, but the very existence of sporting clubs," said a Llanymynech statement.
Despite the fact that 15 of its holes are in Wales, the majority of the club's members are in England.
Llanymynech's statement said the club was satisfied with the guidelines agreed with the government and that the reopening now represented the best course of action.