Why uncertainty remains golf’s biggest foe in a Covid world

Scottish golf courses may still be open as coronavirus bites but that hasn’t stopped a sense of uncertainty, as Ladybank’s general manager Martin Ball explains

Ladybank are open, but just one announcement could change all that. That’s the problem with running a business during a pandemic. Everything is up in the air. How do you plan in such uncertainty? “It’s very difficult,” concedes Martin Ball, the Fife club’s general manager. “We’re trying to do it month by month. “Obviously, at the moment it’s fairly quiet on green fees but I always base things on when the daffodils come out – then everybody will start coming down to the golf course. “It’s trying to plan those green fees for March, April and May....
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