Following last night’s Government announcement, like many of you, we felt golf could have safely returned sooner in England. However, we are very pleased that we now have a definitive date to work towards of Monday 29 March.
We are therefore delighted to confirm that you will be able to submit scores for Season 2 to your Linksnet profile from 29 March. This start date will apply to all our members worldwide.
We are awaiting further clarification from England Golf as to the format in which the game will return in England, but we very much hope that fourballs will be allowed in line with the Government’s rule of six outdoors which will also be in place from the 29 March.
With regards to our Network Days, we are thrilled that the days will now be able to operate pretty much as we all hoped and we may even be able to increase the number of places available for the majority of them. However, we are awaiting clarification from the venues hosting the early days (namely Sherwood Forest, Woburn and Carden Park) to see what provisions will be in place as a result of indoor catering restrictions not being lifted until 17 May. We are optimistic that both England Golf and the venues will provide us with positive news to allow all 10 events to continue as planned.
If you haven’t already booked your spaces, please do look at our list of dates and venues at https://www.linksnetgolf.com/network-days. Remember you need to be a Birdie or Eagle member to be able to attend.
On the subject of the Bushnell Matchplay Pairs Trophy, all three remaining pairs from the 2020 competition will be contacted over the next week to discuss our plans.
The 2021 Bushnell Matchplay Pairs Trophy will be scheduled to begin on Monday 21 June, a date which I think all of us in England will be greatly looking forward to! We will be asking members to pre-register their interest in this competition over the coming weeks.
We hope you share our obvious excitement for what will be a very special summer of golf for us all, and we very much look forward to Linksnet being a big part of your year ahead.
Thanks for your patience over the last few weeks and until golf in England returns why not enjoy a little golfing retail therapy at our new online shop - https://linksnetgolfshop.com/
Date: 23 February 2021