I was just trying to explain why I said it was well underway in March, when I played my last round in SW FL, and no precautions were being taken. In fact, it was well underway in our immediate area and there had already been two deaths in that County.
A week after that, the GM at my Missouri course said:
We are closed as of today.
(Course Superintendant) and I are the only ones left and we are tasked with keeping the golf course alive until we re-open.
This really sucks but I’m glad to still have a job. I just feel really bad for everyone that had to be laid off. Are you still in FL?
As to the question at hand, Is Golf Available Where You Live?, well, yes it is. But, I have not heard from my GM since that email in March, and this is the first time in 14 years that I have not started back by March or April.
What I said on May 18:
My opinion is it's the land issue... lack of land. Some courses have bought parcels of land to lengthen their tees. Not all courses have that option. Also, lengthening messes with the course architect's original vision.
Forgive my ignorance on this - I did not grow up with this sport. I do not watch golf much, and I do not have that deep sense of its history that some others of you do...
I am not aware of course records being rapidly and repeatedly broken. What specifically is the issue with the longer distances (and what is wrong with lengthening courses for pro tees? Is it the obvious issue of limited land?)
I don’t really switch clubs for particular courses, but I do have two different wedges, a 54 and 58, that I’ll switch out every once in a while. Here’s why. My bag right now (WITB coming soon!) consists of a driver, 3 and 5 woods, 4 and 5 hybrids, 5-PW, GW, either the 54 or 58 degree and putter. If I carry both wedges, that’s 15 clubs, so I switch them out every so often to stay at 14 clubs.