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Has COVID-19 Affected Your Golf?

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While the virus has just reach Michigan, it hasn't had any affect on the golf season because we are in the winter depression.    The Governor declared a state of emergency yesterday.   I was going to take Chinese food to my mother-in-law at the nursing home today and received a phone call saying the nursing home is closed to all visitors.   

There is talk about sporting events being played w/o fans at the professional level.  It already has affected college sports.  I believe the IVY league cancelled their basketball tournament.  Many colleges are sending kids home to do work online.   

1.  Has the Coronavirus affected you

2.  Do you think it will affect your golf game?

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4 minutes ago, dennyjones said:

1.  Has the Coronavirus affected you

2.  Do you think it will affect your golf game?

1. No

2. Can't get much worse...  LOL 

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1. No, the Coronavirus has not affected me...yet. There are a few cases two counties away from me, though, but I’m not worried yet.

2. Heck no. Unless I have it, and I really feel bad, I will be out there on the course, either playing or practicing.

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It has cut my ski season short by a month (on top of a MCL injury) to avoid Spring break crowds. I am just about to start my golf season - got a few golf trips planned for the next 4 months to AZ, CA and HI and will likely cancel them because I don’t really want to travel until we know more about the virus. 

Local Costco/Target are out of toilet paper and cleaning supplies. We don’t have any confirmed cases in NM yet but it will just be a matter of time.

I don’t think it will affect my golf game unless I get sick. But since I am not sharing my clubs and I have my own golf cart, I will likely just avoid crowds at the clubhouse. At this point, I am more worried about my MCL injury than Covid-19 affecting my game.

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No. I doubt golf courses will not do much besides maybe close the bars or 19th holes. 

Theres no indication that there will be cancelations of any of the state level golf tournaments i usually play in. 

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Timely topic. I just got an e-mail from my agency that we should be prepare to go to full telework at any time. So, it hasn't affected me personally yet, but it probably will soon.

I expect that it will have some, but probably a minimal, effect on golf. I would expect that municipal courses will close if city governments decide to shut down or go to working from home. 

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No and No. I actually talked with a doctor yesterday about his thoughts on this. He stated that a normally healthy person will not likely even realize they have it. You might have a scratchy throat or a slight cough. The real concerns are nursing homes and individuals with an already compromised immune system. So, I am not concerned unless the CDC comes out and tells me that it is much worse than what was originally thought.

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In the salt mines right now and nothing is keeping people from seeking more proverbial salt at this time. ... That said, our local universities are going to "remote classes" apparently and local officials are giving our major sporting events the hairy eyeball.

I'm going to be really pissed if I get out of busy season and can't play golf because we're in some sort of freako quarantine situation.

 

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No, but im a school bus driver so if our district shuts down for any time I could increase my play. 

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1 hour ago, dennyjones said:

1.  Has the Coronavirus affected you

2.  Do you think it will affect your golf game?

1.  In my professional duties, yes.

2. No

1 hour ago, dagolfer18 said:

2. Heck no. Unless I have it, and I really feel bad, I will be out there on the course, either playing or practicing.

I hope you mean that if you have it, you will follow the recommendations from your health care provider, regardless of how ill or not you feel.

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1 hour ago, dennyjones said:

1.  Has the Coronavirus affected you

2.  Do you think it will affect your golf game?

1. Yes, it has. Too long to get into here, but the travel restrictions (both domestic and international) and the ways its affected product out of China and Italy has everyone in my industry scrambling. The import suppliers can't get product, the domestic suppliers are dealing with abnormally huge demand. It's also contributed to tons of uncertainty in the marketplace. Hell, it has even affected when I make sales calls now, we have been instructed not to shake hands. 

2. I have a golf trip planned for end of April / early May. Supposed to be heading to Vegas. So far, no affect, but we'll see. 

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1 hour ago, DeadMan said:

Timely topic. I just got an e-mail from my agency that we should be prepare to go to full telework at any time. So, it hasn't affected me personally yet, but it probably will soon.

I expect that it will have some, but probably a minimal, effect on golf. I would expect that municipal courses will close if city governments decide to shut down or go to working from home. 

We have been receiving emails over the last 2 weeks with recommendations on travel. This week, they are prepping us for work from home. I don't think its going to be happening soon. As I was typing this we got an email for a soft WFH test on Friday to check network load. All employees that can work from home (I can) are to do so with permission from their boss. 

I doubt my golf will be harmed or effected in any way. If my munis shut down, I'll be tempted to just go anyway. I have a full pass to play normally and giving that up would be tough. 

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1. Yes.  My wife is undergoing chemotherapy and her immune system is compromised so she stays away from crowded enclosed areas like a supermarket or movie theater.  We are also canceling our annual St. Patrick's Day dinner which we host for our family.  No panic but just trying to be cautious.

2. No.  I am a couple of weeks away from swinging a club but I do not see it impacting playing golf.

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56 minutes ago, Missouri Swede said:

I hope you mean that if you have it, you will follow the recommendations from your health care provider, regardless of how ill or not you feel.

 

Well, yes, of course I would.

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