Affiliated with the club and the federation. These were the federal instructions following the first confinement in order to authorize the practice on the greens of France. A year later, the French Golf Federation is one of the very few sports entities to record positive effects despite the Covid. This figure is reflected in the Grand Est region with a 15% increase in licensees: “We had lost 5% the previous year, and we will come back to figures that are probably even better than in 2019”, details the President of the Grand E st League, the Vosges François Brubach.
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As for the practice of SA Verdunois, if attendance is to be maintained, the neighbors of Madine or Combles-en-Barrois seem far away since the presidential address: “Here we have the tools to initiate and improve. To make a route we have to go 45 km or 65 km away. We will do without ”. A slight frustration for the referent of SA Verdunois, Jocelyne Delval, but mitigated by the figures of the moment: “We already have as many licensees as last year”.
Just out of a video meeting bringing together golf players in France, the director of the Golf de Pulnoy, Bruno Escamez, has already done his accounts: “We already have feedback from Ile-de-France clubs who are already experiencing this confinement. Compared to the health rules then in force, the novelty is the movement within 10 km of his home. We have studied our clientele, who 90% can come and practice. So we are relatively calm especially as the licensees are gradually going on the subscription to the year ”. With a 4% increase in licenses compared to last year, the Pulnean club thus totals 1150 licensees. An increase to be put into perspective given that the club’s turnover may be burdened by the fall in sales of equipment other than consumables… It would have been too good.