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


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.
      109
    • 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.
      72
    • 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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Just now, Yukari said:

For those of you that have played, did you wear a face mask?

I am thinking of playing on Thursday - first time in a couple of months - and am considering wearing a face mask while playing.  

I've played 6 rounds in the last 6 days. I'll take tomorrow off, as is my custom, and then it's another 6 rounds over 6 days. I haven't seen anyone with a mask on the golf course. After all, we're not 6' apart, more like 60' apart.

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GolfNow has changed their name to GolfLater.

In Vietnam we have 0 case out there in public for about 2 months, only some cases coming back from other countries and they are all quarantined. So everything is back to normal for more than 1 mo

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

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Haven't seen a mask on the course (but on a starter).  Not to be a cynic, but masks are highly recommended for those times you are in crowded areas and social distancing isn't feasible, like grocery stores.  Not hard to maintain your distance on the course.

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It's the tee boxes and the greens I am concerned about.  Some research showed aerosolized virus can travel upto 27 feet.

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MD still shutdown, and heard WV shutdown last night, at least the course close to me.

Jumped the border to VA today, so many MD and WV plates in the parking lot. 

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14 minutes ago, Yukari said:

For those of you that have played, did you wear a face mask?

I am thinking of playing on Thursday - first time in a couple of months - and am considering wearing a face mask while playing.  

I am thinking, on a golf course, a face mask is overkill.  And I am one of the more cautious people.  Besides, that thing in my view on my backswing would throw me off.  The bill of a cap throws me off.

8 minutes ago, JGus said:

MD still shutdown, and heard WV shutdown last night, at least the course close to me.

Jumped the border to VA today, so many MD and WV plates in the parking lot. 

Just don't jump the border to Rhode Island...

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7 minutes ago, Double Mocha Man said:

I am thinking, on a golf course, a face mask is overkill.  And I am one of the more cautious people.  Besides, that thing in my view on my backswing would throw me off.  The bill of a cap throws me off.

Just don't jump the border to Rhode Island...

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this seems to indicate we should wear a face mask.

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19 minutes ago, Double Mocha Man said:

I am thinking, on a golf course, a face mask is overkill

But you could make your's really cool. Like Gary Bromley.

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1 hour ago, Yukari said:

It's the tee boxes and the greens I am concerned about.  Some research showed aerosolized virus can travel upto 27 feet.

That's been refuted as often as it's been vouched for, too.

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An MIT researcher says gaseous clouds could carry droplets of all sizes up to 27 feet, though doctors contend 6 feet is adequate against coronavirus.

For example… the above there.

But anyway, as this is the golf topic… I'll keep it to just that.

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1 minute ago, dennyjones said:

pics or it didnt' happen!

😄  I'd take the pic if I could even get on a course.  I have a new driver coming in a few days and I'm already sizing up sneaking onto an abandoned range here in town to try it out.  They closed about 6 months ago, mats are gone, yellow balls are gone and the grass didn't grow that much over winter.  There aren't any "No Trespassing" signs and the gate is unlocked... checked it out yesterday.   I may need a paper bag for this caper or hope the arresting officer is a golfer, too.  He/she would understand.

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47 minutes ago, dennyjones said:

pics or it didnt' happen!

Forget pics.  I want to see a video of trying to hit a golf ball with a paper bag over his head.  That would be something.

Back to the topic at hand...

Seems some people here are trying to force the governor to close all the golf courses.  If it happens, I hope it's after Thursday - after I get a round in.

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The local police shut down the country club.   They can't even walk on it because people were walking with their golf clubs and golf hasn't been approved by our governor.   Golf won't happen in Michigan until she says it's acceptable.   My guess, mid to late July.  

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3 minutes ago, dennyjones said:

The local police shut down the country club.   They can't even walk on it because people were walking with their golf clubs and golf hasn't been approved by our governor.   Golf won't happen in Michigan until she says it's acceptable.   My guess, mid to late July.  

If you're lucky.

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13 minutes ago, Yukari said:

Forget pics.  I want to see a video of trying to hit a golf ball with a paper bag over his head.  That would be something.

In theory you should be able to hit a golf ball with your eyes closed.  But yes, a paper bag may be a distraction...

6 minutes ago, snapfade said:

If you're lucky.

These are trying times...

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On 4/3/2020 at 9:54 AM, dennyjones said:

Great information.   How the heck are courses in states like Michigan and Minnesota going to recover if maintenance isn't allowed?   This sucks.  

Had a situation like this locally. A nearby course was owned by the city of Warren, and run by a guy who paid them a percentage of the profits. Then they found out he'd been ripping them off for years. They fired the guy and I believe lawsuits were filed. They closed the course without maintenance, and the place turned into a hayfield! 

 

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Hello,

 

any southern Californians here know of any ranges that are open? Seems to me like opening a range, and possibly only utilizing every other bay could be done safely. But as far as I know only private clubs are open. Any info would be appreciated

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8 hours ago, RickyRick said:

Hello,

 

any southern Californians here know of any ranges that are open? Seems to me like opening a range, and possibly only utilizing every other bay could be done safely. But as far as I know only private clubs are open. Any info would be appreciated

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