Golf club fuming as families have picnics on their greens!

Andy Robertsin General Interest

Picnics, paws and pushing prams - it's all going on here during the UK lockdown...

Lochwinnoch Golf Club in Scotland is urging people to stop having picnics, walking dogs and pushing prams on their golf course during the coronavirus lockdown, according to the Daily Record.

The report claims dozens of visitors have been caught walking onto the course despite the club being closed to the public. The only people permitted to be on the course right now are the club's greenkeepers, who are working tirelessly to maintain the grounds.

This comes just days after police confirmed they are issuing warnings to golfers who think it's still fine to "nip out for a round of golf" during the UK lockdown.

"We had people having a picnic on the golf course, pushing prams up and down the course, people travelling from Paisley and Glasgow to walk their dogs," a spokesperson told the Daily Record.

"We also had a visit from Police Scotland Air Division, who seemed to have a prolonged flyover.

"Please be careful as our course is still a working area with greenkeepers using machinery and we would hate for anyone to be hurt by accident.

"We appreciate all our members adhering to the guidelines and ceasing to play golf on a daily basis.

"We would like to bring to your attention that, while the course is closed for golfers, our green staff are still working. They are using this time to work on improvements to the course for the season starting whenever we have the go-ahead.

"Just because our members can't play doesn't mean that the course is somehow turned into a recreational area for playing football, walking with prams or as a dog park, especially those not picking up after their dogs."

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