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Charges against golfers illegally playing Tillsonburg course continue to mount

Action will be taken against trespassing golfers in London: mayor


May 4, 2021
By Turf & Rec

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Charges connected to the illegal opening of The Bridges at Tillsonburg continue to mount. Police said Monday that 19 golfers have been charged. This comes on top of two charges levied against the southern Ontario golf course, which opened its doors more than a week ago in defiance of the province’s extended stay-at-home order. The charges are to be heard June 3 by the Ontario Court of Justice in Woodstock. The course itself could face a fine of up to $10 million while individuals charged have been ticketed with $750 fines.

Meanwhile, the mayor of London, Ont. says action will be taken against rogue golfers who are trespassing on closed golf courses to play. CTV News witnessed three golfers playing the city-owned Fanshawe Golf Course on Sunday while reports to the news network suggested the number was about 20.

To read and watch the coverage from CTV News on both stories, click here.

CTV News is also reporting about the growing pressure on the Ontario government by the golf industry to reopen golf courses, suggesting golf is a low-risk activity that can be enjoyed safely during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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To read and watch the coverage of that story, click here.