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Golf clubs 'won't encourage over-70s to play - but we cannot police them'


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Back in bounds: Alan O’Sullivan helps to ready Howth Golf Club for social distancing ahead of Monday. Photo: Getty

Back in bounds: Alan O’Sullivan helps to ready Howth Golf Club for social distancing ahead of Monday. Photo: Getty

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Back in bounds: Alan O’Sullivan helps to ready Howth Golf Club for social distancing ahead of Monday. Photo: Getty

Maybe golf is a good walk spoiled, after all. Those over the age of 70 who have been polishing their clubs could be minded to think so, ahead of golf courses reopening across Ireland next week.

Skerries Golf Club, like many golf clubs across Ireland, has a "quite high" age profile among its members.

Declan Bowers, vice captain at the club, said it will be relying on people to follow the Government guidelines on Monday. It will not be able to police who shows up.