Since the New Zealand Government imposed a lockdown on the whole county, except for essential services, like supermarkets etc, lots of businesses have already gone into liquidation, and many others are struggling, one casualty is our golf courses.
My course, Paraparaumu Beach Golf Club has been in lockdown for two weeks now, this means no maintenance, the groundskeepers are also locked out. This is utter madness, the greens and fairways need regular cutting, or in a very short space of time they will not be greens and fairways anymore. The company would then be forced into liquidation, unable to pay for a complete rescue of the site from a wilderness back into a fabulous golf course once more.
All of this because the Government will not allow a couple of groundsmen to mow some grass, at least twice a week. There would be no social distancing problems, two men on mowers cutting greens and fairways, with no else around on the whole golf course.
NZ Golf and the Government should get together and address this problem, pretty quickly, otherwise in a couple of months time there will be no golf courses left.
Is this happening where you are?