PGTI draws up guidelines on precautions against Covid-19 for India’s ‘Return to Golf’

The PGTI while planning its own return to golf has formulated strict regulations and guidelines to take all precautions against Covid-19 and ensure a safe and healthy environment during tournaments.

Some of the regulations and guidelines formulated and as released by the PGTI for the smooth functioning of events during the pandemic are as follows:

  • Players MUST get their COVID-19 Test done 72 hours prior to their arriving at the tournament venue for their Practice Round. Only those with a Negative Test Report will be allowed and Players must bring with them the Test Report in person without which the Player cannot enter the Tournament/Venue.
  • Installing of the Aarogya-Setu App is being recommended for players and they are also expected to regularly update their health status on it.
  • Distancing (minimum of 6-foot distance from others) must be practiced at all times when at the tournament venue.
  • Masks mandatory in all areas except while playing on course and dining. This in accordance with the host club, state and MHA guidelines.
  • Gatherings are strictly prohibited – players will be asked to leave the tournament venue as soon as their round has been completed. No practice will be allowed after the Round.
  • If a player is showing any signs of illness he will be asked to stay home and must follow the health protocols as recommended by the health authorities.
  • No Player other than those as mentioned in the Tournament Entry List/Draw (Practice Round, Rounds 1 & 2) & also only those making the CUT (Rounds 3 & 4) will be allowed entry at the Tournament Venue.
  • Players can opt to carry/push their own bag. Players doing so must abide by the Rules & Regulations of the Host Club.
  • Starter(s) will wear Mask, Face Shield and Gloves.
  • Only a scorecard and hole location/local rules sheet will be distributed on the tee. They will be stapled together and given from the starter to the marker. There will be no exchange of paper between participants.
  • Food and Beverage offerings will be decided by each host facility.

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