WINNIPEG – Golf Manitoba’s competitive season ended this weekend, but it’s not just the pros hitting the links these days.
The men’s, women’s and junior golf tournaments run on the Transcona Golf Course.
Jared Ladobruk, executive director of Golf Manitoba, told CTV News that the sport has seen unprecedented participation for the second year in a row.
“Not just here in Manitoba, but across the country and in North America. It’s just fine for physical distancing, and it’s one of the few activities we got to keep in mind with family and friends last year and this year,” the restrictions in place “said Ladobruk.
“It feels great. From a golf perspective, we are approaching a normal year.”
Ladobruk said there is increased demand for golf equipment in Manitoba – from golf balls to golf club membership.
“The biggest, of course, is the increased demand for tee sheets. The golf courses are full from sunrise to sunset, which is really nice to see,” he said.
There’s that extra pressure, but we have a lot of golf courses here in the province to cope with and it’s really nice to see our courses are full and a lot of people are playing. “
Manitoba’s new health regulations still limit golf groups to five people. Plastic barriers in golf carts, which previously separated golfers from different households, are no longer needed.
Clubhouses can also be opened for post-round drinks and food.