Tribune News Service
Jalandhar, May 22
The happiness of golf lovers of Jalandhar and Ludhiana knew no bounds when the state government recently announced that golf courses could be opened after two months of lockdown.
As the Ranjitgarh Golf Club of the Punjab Police Academy (PPA), Phillaur, opened today, several golfers reached the place this morning to celebrate its opening and have a good feel standing with their sticks amid the lush green grass. The PPA, Phillaur, has a fine 18-hole golf course.
As the club members reached the place, in-charge of the club ASI Swatantar Kumar greeted everyone and apprised them of setting up of sanitisation points, temperature checking, benches, ball washers and removal of bunker rakes. They were told that various devices had been installed to keep balls from dropping into the hole so that golfers can avoid the unsanitary practice of reaching into a hole to retrieve the ball.
Golf player and advocate Harpreet Sandhu appreciated the efforts of club president and ADGP Anita Punj and secretary Yurinder Singh Hayer for initiating post lockdown guidelines for the safety of club members.
Golfer Harpreet Sandhu was of the view that the game will help boost the immune system and develop a strong immunity to fight any disease.
“Besides, the long stretches of golf greens are soothing for the eyes. The game can help regain the fitness gap created by the lockdown,” he said.
Other key golfers Dr BS Bal and Dr Mohini Bal termed golf as a great stress reliever after their stressful duty of attending patients during the Covid pandemic.
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