Forbes golfers able to tee off after advice from NSW Office of Sport

Forbes Golf Club professional Ben Gear predicts they may see an increase in golfers.

Forbes Golf Club professional Ben Gear predicts they may see an increase in golfers.

With many sports temporarily stopped due to social distancing measures implemented to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, golfers are still able to tee off, provided they play in line with public health orders.

A press release from the Office of Sport - NSW Government advised that golf is considered an activity that can continue to be played in line with orders relating to public gathering limits, social distancing, and the elderly.

"Any form of exercise is to be undertaken in compliance with the Public Health Orders, meaning that people must not participate in groups greater than two persons at any point in time. Therefore, individual sports such as golf and tennis can continue provided the Public Health Orders are complied with," the statement read.

With golf in Forbes able to go ahead, Forbes Golf Club professional Ben Gear said coaching and regular play can continue within the health guidelines.

As many other sports have been shuttered, Mr Gear predicts that they may see a rise in people wanting to play and exercise.

"It's a great way to exercise and is a sport you can isolate with no drama."

Mr Gear said they are doing their best to keep players on the golf course as long as people respect the new regulations that they now have to follow.

If you wish to book a coaching session or play a round of golf, contact the Forbes Golf Pro Shop on 6851 1554.