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Explainer: Everything you need to know as golf prepares to get back on course on May 18th

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Golf courses are hoping to reopen after May 18. Photo by Brendan Moran/Sportsfile

Golf courses are hoping to reopen after May 18. Photo by Brendan Moran/Sportsfile

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Golf courses are hoping to reopen after May 18. Photo by Brendan Moran/Sportsfile

Golf will be open for business on May 18 but it won't be business as usual.

While the easing of Covid-19 restrictions is welcomed by all, many will still be in place during the early stages of the Government’s easing of lockdown measures.

Golf's governing bodies on the island of Ireland – the GUI and the ILGU – are waiting for the Government to clear up some of the finer details before they release their official protocol for golfing under Phase 1 of the Government roadmap.