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Has COVID-19 Affected Your Golf?

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21 minutes ago, Missouri Swede said:

Here’s a set of recommendations:

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A leading infectious disease expert says the game can still be enjoyed, albeit with some modifications


 

First it says stay 6 feet away, and then the next sentence is stay out of gimme distance. 6 foot gimmes? I'd be single digits if that were the case!

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I am in one of the six counties that have just been ordered to shelter in place until at least April 7th, in the San Francisco Bay Area. It appears that it is the strictest protocol in place anywhere in the US so far.  This can be enforced by the sheriffs and PDs. The only exceptions are for getting groceries, medications, etc... And not just the over 65 crowd as the governor suggested just yesterday, but EVERYONE (except a long list of crucial workers)!

So, no more golf for the next 3 weeks at least. And maybe no more food either as the local supermarkets look completely empty of the basics such as eggs, ground beef, dry pasta, etc, not even mentioning TP.

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3 hours ago, Bonvivant said:

First it says stay 6 feet away, and then the next sentence is stay out of gimme distance. 6 foot gimmes? I'd be single digits if that were the case!

What? You aren’t draining those almost without thought? I mean, everyone else is. 

Just kidding. 
 

What’s probably meant is 3 feet  one side of the pin, 3 feet other side. No, that’s still not inside the leather, but the point is that we can still play and respect the distance guidelines. 

Edited by Missouri Swede

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I played today.  Left the flagstick in... common sense.  My other course decided to remove the flags...  seems stupid to me....just don’t touch it.  I won’t bother playing there.

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6 hours ago, Missouri Swede said:

Here’s a set of recommendations:

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A leading infectious disease expert says the game can still be enjoyed, albeit with some modifications


 

Isn't it odd that the article makes no mention that most everyones hand goes into the cup on every hole.  That and it's possible the virus can live for several days.  How many hands is that in the virus in the cup lifespan?  Golf courses should just get rid of the cups, draw a circle in the grass instead.  

Imo, don't let the ball go in the cup.  Today I just rolled my ball an equal distance from the pin to some old cup mark and putted to that.  Didn't keep score though.

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3 hours ago, dennyjones said:

The Michigan governor included in her two week restrictions, golf courses.  It's not it's golf season in Michigan though.

There are courses open here in NE Ohio, but it feels to me like they're pushing the envelope a bit. Probably because they took such a beating last year with all the wet weather. It's not even April yet! 

As far as the Golf Digest article goes, how do you stay 6' apart when riding in a golf cart?

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1 minute ago, No Mulligans said:

How many hands is that in the virus in the cup lifespan?  Golf courses should just get rid of the cups, draw a circle in the grass instead.  Imo, don't let the ball go in the cup.  

Good point.  I have a flat putting cup in my study... I may have to bring that to the course.

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3 minutes ago, No Mulligans said:

Isn't it odd that the article makes no mention that most everyones hand goes into the cup on every hole.  That and it's possible the virus can live for several days.  How many hands is that in the virus in the cup lifespan?  Golf courses should just get rid of the cups, draw a circle in the grass instead.  

Imo, don't let the ball go in the cup.  Today I just rolled my ball an equal distance from the pin to some old cup mark and putted to that.  Didn't keep score though.

I haven't played golf yet this year, the weather hasn't allow it. But I'm just thinking off the top of my head. Could you take your ball out of the cup and wipe it with a Clorox wipe after each hole? 

Or perhaps you putt to a flag without a hole. Just knock your ball off the flagstick? … I don't know... just thinking this through. 

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Just now, Buckeyebowman said:

As far as the Golf Digest article goes, how do you stay 6' apart when riding in a golf cart?

One of my local courses is letting singles take a cart, no additional charge.

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2 minutes ago, Buckeyebowman said:

As far as the Golf Digest article goes, how do you stay 6' apart when riding in a golf cart?

I guess you each take your own cart, or you walk.

Damned you, @Double Mocha Man You beat me to it.

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2 minutes ago, ChetlovesMer said:

I guess you each take your own cart, or you walk.

Damned you, @Double Mocha Man You beat me to it.

You are welcome.  😀

What is so cool is everyone is pitching in, trying to make this work.

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The Coronavirus has improved my game.  I no longer think about breathing in...only about breathing out.  This gives me one less thing to think about.  I'm like a Breatharian who, on the point of death, realizes they ought to eat something.

All kidding aside:  this shit may turn out to be the most significant event in my life.  I just hope the hell it isn't.

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12 hours ago, Mr Puddle said:

Nature is simply attempting to trim the tree from the top.

I have to disagree with you. I listened to a show the other night and what it is is an alien race stationed nearby released the Covid-19 virus to wipe out the all the alien/ human hybrids. I don't know where you get your information from, but I get mine from the internet and James May. 👽 

43 minutes ago, Double Mocha Man said:

I have a flat putting cup in my study

Do you smoke a pipe when you are putting in your study?

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4 minutes ago, snapfade said:

I have to disagree with you. I listened to a show the other night and what it is is an alien race stationed nearby released the Covid-19 virus to wipe out the all the alien/ human hybrids. I don't know where you get your information from, but I get mine from the internet and James May. 👽 

Where is Fox Mulder when you need him...

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