He said that most of the clubs he knows have alternate access points so players don’t have to go all the way through them to get to the toilets and changing rooms.
“You have to be able to set up a path, and you have to; I mean if you are out for four hours you need to have access, ”said Mr Noonan.
He said it was a common problem on many golf courses that there were not enough toilets for female golfers, but lack of access to club toilets during lockdown was an even more pressing problem for women.
“As long as you ask [up] the right signs and you ask people to do the right thing [it would be OK]”Said Mr. Noonan.
“Also, most clubs are very encouraging no jab, no play, so … they are already asking for people to be vaccinated, so you are well on your way to managing this well and efficiently. ”
Shane Nolan of St. Kilda, who was also at Albert Park on Wednesday, agreed that the ban would particularly affect women, while noting that it was a male-dominated sport. “Unfortunately, most of the guys will probably just tip it into the trees by the sound of things,” he said.
“I can understand why someone would hang up; It’s a bit ridiculous to say that you don’t have access to a toilet.
“I understand it’s COVID and something, but what can you do for four hours?”
The health department was asked for an opinion.
The PGA of Australia said it was unable to comment as it was not the governing body that oversees the golf clubs and facilities.
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