GOLF courses in the UK could reopen next month - but with special measures to counter the coronavirus pandemic. Clubs have been receiving advance notice of a lengthy list of strict guidelines to follow. These are published on the R&A website, the sport's governing body. They include a maximum of two players for each tee-time, and players must remain 6ft apart; a strong recommendation of 'social golf' only; and clubhouses and practice grounds must still remain closed. Flagsticks will remain but carry a notice stressing they must not be touched, while bunker rakes and seating areas will have to be removed. Craig Tracey, chair of the UK Parliament's all-party group, is impressed with the game's efforts to get back into the swing of things. "I believe golf can and should return quickly," he said.