The sports industry is one of the most impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Tournaments and competitions are being canceled, so how can one continue to enjoy the sport? However, the restrictions are mainly for contact sports.
Since golf is a sport where players can socially distance themselves from others, the industry is booming. Still, the virus is out there. So how do club management ensure that staff and golfers alike are protected amid COVID-19? Let’s go ahead and find out.
Dissemination of Information
Golfers and members want to know how clubs are dealing with the pandemic. Even though golf is not a contact sport, many clubs have been shut down. Since changes are happening constantly, the spreading of vital facts is vital. The quicker the information is disseminated to its members, the better.
Being Ready To Act
No matter how a natural event or a government decision regarding the pandemic has changed the golf industry, being ready to act is crucial. Golf clubs and managements ensure that they make use of the tools available to them. Social media has played a vital role in responding to current issues. That is why even with the pandemic, clubs ensure that they act right away by limiting crews and social gatherings. And through the process, they let their members know about the changes.
One of the things that made most golf clubs thrive during the pandemic is their flexible management and decision-making. It cannot be denied that the decisions can be changed in an instant once the government pronouncements are made. What clubs do is to be able to have the capability to adapt to these sudden changes.
As restrictions on golf are being lifted, it is still best for the club management to expect the worst. More members are coming back to play and clubs ensure that they are prepared. The last thing they want is to disappoint their players. That is why before they once again open for business, they make sure that they manage their members’ and golfers’ expectations.
This health crisis is better managed now compared to how it has been a year ago. Still, the virus is present and proper management is crucial for all businesses. In the golf industry, clubs have somehow managed to work through these changes to ensure the safety not only of their staff and business but most importantly of their golfers and members.