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Is Golf Available Where You Live? (COVID-19 Edition)


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COVID-19 and Golf  

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  1. 1. Are golf courses near you open for play? (Please change your vote as the situation changes.)

    • Almost all are open.
      110
    • Some golf courses are still open for play.
      60
    • No golf courses near me are open for play due to COVID-19.
      64
  2. 2. What modifications have golf courses that are open for play made? Select all that apply.

    • Limited restaurant/pro shop/clubhouse access.
      115
    • No indoor access at all.
      66
    • Removed ball washers and/or rakes from the course.
      149
    • Tee times spaced further apart.
      73
    • Carts limited to single riders.
      105
    • No carts at all - walking only.
      44
    • Raised cups or foam or PVC inserts to minimize contact with the flagstick/hole.
      146
    • Plentiful hand sanitizer solutions.
      32
    • Only members can play - course is closed to guests.
      22
    • Contact reduced or eliminated - payments handled solely online or by phone.
      65
    • Modifications to group size - twosomes only, threesomes only, family members only, etc.
      18
    • Course is closed.
      70


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7 hours ago, Papa Steve 55 said:

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Dumb comparison. Makes golfers look stupid. Please, everyone, stop comparing golf to getting food.

7 hours ago, Lugowskins said:

I understand not doing it though, it would just encourage people from infected counties to travel to the rural areas to golf.

Make it available only to members or yearly season pass holders.

6 hours ago, phillyk said:

golf is not essential, at all

It is as essential and safer as/than walking in the park.

6 hours ago, mcanadiens said:

We truly are perceived as old, rich, white men.

Perception is better now than 20 or even 10 years ago.

5 hours ago, Double Mocha Man said:

Let's compare a golf course to a grocery store.

Let’s not. Makes golfers look stupid.

5 hours ago, Vinsk said:

I don’t think there’s any reason to compare a grocery store to a golf course.

Right.

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It is technically available in my area, but in reality...no.

There is no tee times available anywhere that is open!  It seems everyone is itching to get out and play.  This is worse than the height of peak season.  Checked everywhere within 90 mile radius, and there is not a single tee time available!

I don't know how my buddy managed to get yesterday's tee time. We were thinking of playing again next week, and ZIP!  Nada!

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29 minutes ago, mvmac said:

Had to change my vote, no more golf in Nevada.

I had to change mine several times since they keep changing the rules. It’s like watching monkeys fornicating with a football. 

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Governor Tom Wolf clearly does not understand golf OR fishing (the fishing season opened up two weeks EARLY recently).

And yeah, southeastern PA is a hot spot. It's Philly, right near NYC. What a lousy answer.

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And trust me, I have fished for PLENTY of trout in my day.


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I was in an issue of Great Lakes Fisherman as a kid, in fact. 😉

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Now that Pennsylvania has permitted trout season to open, the state's golfers can legitimately ask: "What about us?"
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In the news release announcing the move, the state also offered up another reason.

“Outdoor recreational activities, including fishing, lift our spirits and help relieve stress,” said Cindy Adams, the secretary for the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources.

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No Michigan golfers allowed; Toledo opens municipal courses but only to Ohio residents

This is an article on MLive online newspaper.   It doesn't look like that state down south wants any of us Michiganders!   (can't say I blame 'em currently).

 

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The findings should not discourage people from exercising, but steering clear of other exercisers makes sense, because people spread the virus before developing symptoms, researchers say.

 

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It's almost like going to a speakeasy.  There's a course near me (a very good one) that's secretly open... all on the hush hush.  You just show up and play, for free.  I told Olivia on the phone that I wanted to pay something but she wouldn't let me.  So I'll go back at some point and buy some gear, and thank them.  So I played there today after 3 weeks and 4 days of no golf.  Sunny, almost 70 degrees, perfect!

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12 hours ago, iacas said:

Dumb comparison. Makes golfers look stupid. Please, everyone, stop comparing golf to getting food.

 

If they were only getting food I would agree with you. Look in the carts next time you see a video. We are getting mixed messages here. Get out and walk, get your exercise. But beaches and nature trails are closed. Masks wont help, now all of a sudden they will. Flailing around in the dark makes our leadership look stupid.

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We haven't been allowed golf for a few weeks and our lockdown has officially been extended to May 5th at the earliest as of yesterday. I fully expect it to be extended beyond that too. Really missing golf

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39 minutes ago, Papa Steve 55 said:

If they were only getting food I would agree with you. Look in the carts next time you see a video. We are getting mixed messages here. Get out and walk, get your exercise. But beaches and nature trails are closed. Masks wont help, now all of a sudden they will. Flailing around in the dark makes our leadership look stupid.

I honestly think the message in every country about masks not helping was so as not to create a shortage for healthcare workers. Which is understandable

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16 hours ago, iacas said:

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I was in an issue of Great Lakes Fisherman as a kid, in fact. 😉

Nice haul!

16 hours ago, dennyjones said:

No Michigan golfers allowed; Toledo opens municipal courses but only to Ohio residents

This is an article on MLive online newspaper.   It doesn't look like that state down south wants any of us Michiganders!   (can't say I blame 'em currently).

We try not to, especially during college football season. 😝

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5 hours ago, Papa Steve 55 said:

If they were only getting food I would agree with you. Look in the carts next time you see a video.

It doesn't matter. Comparing golf to going to the grocery store makes you look stupid. They're not going to close grocery stores because golf courses are closed, nor are they going to open golf courses because grocery stores are open. You're literally comparing apples and golf balls.

5 hours ago, Papa Steve 55 said:

Get out and walk, get your exercise. But beaches and nature trails are closed.

Beaches and trails aren't closed everywhere. They're open here in Erie.

5 hours ago, Papa Steve 55 said:

Masks wont help, now all of a sudden they will.

Of course they help, but they had to limit a run on them so the actual health care workers — those who need them most — could get theirs.

Please also remember, no politics.

P.S. Man, there are some awfully f***ed up conspiracy theories out there.

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Yeah a lot of conspiracy theories... that’s what you get people sit around with time on their hands I guess.

Grocery store... we decided last time to buy enough food to last a couple weeks to minimize going.  There’s a whole new level of “stupid” with some people at a grocery store and the people operating them.  That’s a whole separate thread.

Golf... we’re closed in Massachusetts.  There could be a ton of rules put in place to be open.  It wouldn’t be “real golf” but it’d be good for people I think.  A Marshall would have to be out all day though to prevent stupidity.  Thoughts that went through my mind we’re walking, singles only, no holes in the green and no using tees.  Move tee markers away from tee boxes.  
 

I went out where I work with just a 7 iron and 2 balls.  Didn’t use a tee and once I got on the green I didn’t putt out.  So nice to do that.  My wife the next day even said “you’re in a better mood after getting to the course.”  
 

 

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