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Editor's Viewpoint

Golf's return tees us up for a little bit of normality

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A golfer tees off at the Charlesland Golf Club in Greystones, County Wicklow (Donall Farmer/PA)

A golfer tees off at the Charlesland Golf Club in Greystones, County Wicklow (Donall Farmer/PA)

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A golfer tees off at the Charlesland Golf Club in Greystones, County Wicklow (Donall Farmer/PA)

Golf is an ideal sport with which to begin relaxing the lockdown rules. Social distancing is not a problem for most hackers who may not even be on the same fairway as their playing companions for large parts of their round. It is also ideal exercise given that many players can cover miles and spend hours attempting to finish 18 holes.

But it is on the domestic front that the greatest benefit may be found. There will be many who previously described themselves as golf widows - or even widowers - who, after nine weeks locked up with their other half, will be glad to see them head for the nearest golf course for several hours.

Belfast Telegraph