Scottish golf and Covid-19

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Much has been made in the press about the cancellations and postponements of large scale national and international sporting events and competitions, little attention was given to the impact Covid-19 had on grassroots sports participation.
This chapter will consider the immediate impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on golf in Scotland. It will also consider the challenges facing the sport prior to the Covid-19 crisis, such as declining club membership and the difficult relationship between the sport’s governing body, Scottish Golf and it affiliated clubs. Golf in Scotland was one of the last club sports to stop in the wake of the increasing restrictions on day-to-day life introduced to curb the corona virus. The chapter will examine the guidelines introduced by Scottish Golf, their implementation and adaptation by local clubs in Scotland. Finally, the possible longer term impacts of the crisis will be discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSport and the Pandemic Perspectives on Covid-19's Impact on the Sport Industry
EditorsPaul M. Pedersen, Brody J. Ruihley, Bo Li
Place of PublicationLondon
ISBN (Print)9780367616656
Publication statusPublished - 2020

Publication series

NameRoutledge Research in Sport Business and Management


  • golf
  • scotland
  • Covid-19
  • coronavirus


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