Competitive golf 'a million miles away' as inter-insulars pushed back to 2021

The president of the Guernsey Golf Union says competitive play is "a million miles" away locally after it was announced that all inter-island golf this year has been cancelled.

The four inter-insular fixtures and Channel Island finals will now all be played at the same venues in 2021.

While some of Jersey's courses have been playable during the lockdown period, social golf in Guernsey was only allowed to resume at the weekend, under strict social distancing guidelines.

Jersey were due to host the men's Inter Insular Challenge Trophy in September, won by Guernsey for the first time in six years at L'Ancresse in 2019, while Guernsey should have staged the biennial women's team match this year.

Meanwhile, Guernsey's island championships for men, women, and juniors - which were all scheduled for May - have been postponed.

The GGU says it still hopes to be able to play them later in the season, in September or October, while July's seniors tournament remains in the calendar but will be reviewed at a later date.

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