Golf Instruction in Connecticut
as approved by
Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD)
(Effective June 7, 2020)
During the current COVID-19 pandemic, individual golf lessons and teaching, as well as clinics with up to 25 participants (including instructors) are permitted under strict adherence to the following guidelines:
1) Social distancing of at least six feet must be maintained at all times between instructor and student.
2) Instruction should only occur in spaces where instructor and student can maintain social distancing at all times.
3) All possible "touch points" (items that might normally be handled by both instructor and student such as towels, gloves, head covers, etc.) must be eliminated or handled exclusively by only one person.
4) There is to be no shared equipment of any kind, including clubs, teaching devices or instructional aids. An instructional tool such as an alignment stick handled by the instructor must not come in contact with the student. And vice-versa, materials handled by the student are not to be handled by the instructor.
5) Student are required to bring their own equipment and use their own tees. Loose or discarded tees should not be touched.
6) Cleaned practice balls should be provided for the student and deposited in advance without touching. The student should not be handling bags or buckets of balls.
7) The student may take notes using their own paper and pen. Any notes taken by an instructor must be communicated electronically. There should be no exchange of written notes or printed materials at any time.
8) A video review of any lesson must also be done in a manner that maintains social distancing and without touching same surfaces.
9) On-course playing lessons are permissible following current Best Practices for playing golf in Connecticut.
10) If either the student or instructor is not feeling well, the lesson should be cancelled and rescheduled.
Additional guidance and measures: In keeping with Governor Lamont's Executive Order, if an instructor and/or student can not maintain social distancing at all times, masks must be worn. Measures such as marking spaces on the ground to maintain social distancing are encouraged, as are any practices that eliminate the possible transmission of the COVID-19 virus.