GOLFERS across the borough were finally able to tee off on Monday after months away from the beloved courses.

Having been forced to close due to lockdown restrictions in January, golf clubs reopened their doors as restrictions were eased.

Steve Drewery, secretary at Silkstone Golf Club, told the Chronicle that things have been running smoothly and there are restrictions in place to keep members safe.

“It’s been very busy since we reopened and we have been fortunate with the weather - it’s absolutely marvellous to be back on the course,” he said.

“There are guidelines in place as golfers have four balls only, they have to pre-book a tee time well in advance and everyone is socially distanced at all times.”

However Steve admits that they were frustrated when they were forced to close the course.

“Many of us have been going around the course for a walk during lockdown,” he added.

“We’ve seen people walking in pairs which is allowed but that wasn’t allowed in golf when you’re just doing the same thing but with a club in your hand.

“But so far everyone has been following the rules and we’re very lucky that it’s been so smooth.”