Mohali Golf Range re-opens with Contactless Golf
Mohali, June 2, 2020: Mohali Golf Range , Sector - 65 at SAS Nagar Mohali re- opened its Golf Playing Facilities today after a long break due to the Covid 19 Lockdownwith “ Contactless Golf ” as part of Unlock 1.
Divulging details, Harmeet Kahlon , Arjuna Awardee, Director of Golf at Mohali Golf Range said that we have introduced “Contactless Golf” at Mohali Golf Range from today and I have myself implemented “Contactless Golf ”at MGR today. The main goal is that players do not touch the ball with their hands as far as possible throughout their golf practice session. On the putting green, this has been done with the help of specially designed golf pins and cups to retrieve the ball from the hole using the putter face itself. In the hitting area, the range balls are being delivered at the numbered hitting bays and the players have been instructed to leave the buckets there itself so that the buckets are not touched by the players. The range balls and range buckets will be washed regularly with soap and water and players have been advised to put the ball on the mat from the tray preferably with their club only and not by hand. Even to tee up the ball the players have been advised to use their toe and clubface.
He further said, Astroturf Mats have been arranged so that there is a minimum of 6 feet distance between players and bunkers will be raked by the players themselves with their feet and without the use of bunker rake. Paper receipts are being avoided and digital payments are being encouraged completely. Players are cooperating and understanding the values of social and physical distancing in golf also. As golf players, we must play a responsible leadership role to get back to sports and golf and show the way forward to live and play sports responsibly through discipline and self-hygiene in times of social distancing due to Covid 19.
Kahlon said, Golf itself is not a contact sport is the first thing that comes to our mind but we have planned and prepared in advance for contactless golf as we want to get back to playing our favorite sport. Proper planning and strict implementation are being done and players are being screened upon entry for any adverse symptoms also and masks are compulsory.
Aarogyasetu app is recommended to be downloaded and persons above 65 years of age, persons with co-morbidities, pregnant women and children below the age of 10 years have been advised to stay at home, except for essential and health purposes in line with the Government Advisory. Golf is one of the rare sports where we can practice and play in this way, he added.