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  1. It's your "private" forum, and you pay the bills, so you have the right to control content. That's the way Internet forums have always worked. Everyone go golf, stay safe. 😷
  2. I guess if one needs to choose how they wish to put themselves at risk during a nationwide pandemic, playing golf sure is a lot better than going to WalMart or Home Depot or a pool party at LOTO. Yes, my thoughts are part of "Is Golf Available Where You Live." People are pretty much welcome to do what they want to do now that things are re-opening, but a reminder from just one person that there is still some risk involved probably won't be enough to keep golfers from golfing, but it needs to be said, just for balance. Like I've already said, this is the first time in 14 years t
  3. By Associated Press, Wire Service Content May 23, 2020, at 3:22 PM Western Montana Virus Outbreak Tied to Luxury Golf Club An outbreak of COVID-19 in western Montana is tied to an exclusive golf and country club developed by financial executive Charles Schwab. - - - - - -KATU News requested and received records from Portland's Parks & Recreation Department and discovered that from March 1 through April 6, 2019, there were 23,089 rounds of golf played at its five municipal courses. During that same time period this year, from March 1 through April 6, 2020, Portland Parks Golf sa
  4. As to the question at hand, "Is Golf Available Where You Live?" from a course operator's point of view, my GM said this to me on March 24: 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? It has since reopened, but is not very busy. This is the first time in 13 years that I am not back working by March or April. So, not working and not
  5. I very seldom fail to find the answer for something like that if I google it. Normally I find a video that steps me through it. I just replaced the power window actuator in our Escalade and the water level indicator in our washer. A similar thing was when I disconnected the rear air shocks on the Escalade, to find out how to disable the warning. I did that on our old Yukon, too. I just google stuff, google-search the parts, and fix what's broken. The answer to just about everything is a click away.
  6. "Coronavirus started spreading in the U.S. in January, CDC says"
  7. That was at the SW FL course I had just played the week before, when it was business as usual, no noodles and no precautions.
  8. Glad to see there's a sense of humor among us. That's hard to come by lately. 😷
  9. generally speaking 😷 Yeah, thanks, I've been getting help with my formatting. I take it you understood what I was saying. 😷 (I normally smile when I talk/post, but you can't see that through my mask.) 😷
  10. Concerning COVID, unquestionably there is a difference of opinion between those who have been affected, who have the virus themselves or someone close to them does, because they did not take precautions themselves, or are around people who did not take precautions, or are health care or frontline workers, and those who have not gotten the virus.
  11. Whether it contributed to the pandemic or not, I am going with what I witnessed and what has been determined to be true. During the very-busy Snowbird Season, and when a pandemic was well underway, it was business as usual at Florida golf courses, with no precautions being taken. Y'all have a nice day, and get at least one birdie.
  12. That's March 1, a time when the spread was well underway in Palm Beach, an area that became a hotspot, and has since re-emerged as a hotspot. If they had known then what we know now, that scene might have looked at lot different, if at all. - - - - - - Palm Beach: Florida on Monday night removed data from the Department of Health website that showed 171 patients had coronavirus symptoms or positive test results in January and February, before any cases were announced to the public Coronavirus Florida: Patients in Florida had symptoms as early as
  13. The good news is that golfing now is no more dangerous than going to WalMart or Home Depot. The bad news is that golfing now is no more dangerous than going to WalMart or Home Depot. 😷
  14. My point was simple, and accurately stated. I was wondering if country clubs may have contributed to the spread of the virus during the period before the lockdowns and closings, Mid-March, m/l, before there was general awareness, a period which has now been confirmed to have been community-spread. So, I was talking about December through Mid-March, and I related my experience at the end of that timeframe, when no precautions were being taken. To be really specific, Pence visited Sarasota on February 27 for a fund-raiser on Longboat Key. We got caught in the traffic lockdown on
  15. Yes, really. It is now being discovered that there were COVID cases in SE FL long before anyone was aware of it, as early as December. I played my last round in FL in March, before there was much of a concern, but certainly after it was well entrenched, now that we know more. I was in close contact with many people that day. The Pro Shop was crowded when I checked in, the dining room was open and had maybe 40 or 50 people, sitting in groups, eating and drinking and talking to each other like folks do at country clubs. The practice tee, the chipping green and the putting
  16. Since country clubs are very social, it's surprising there hasn't been more spread through them. Perhaps some of those early ones in SE Florida that are now being recognized as COVID were. 😷
  17. Study shows loud talking can generate over 1,000 respiratory droplets — but experts say 6 feet is still sufficient to protect against the coronavirus Researchers used laser light technology to track the respiratory droplets that were generated while study participants spoke.
  18. COVID-related: ClubHouse Online Performance Dear ClubHouse Online Client, ClubHouse Online is currently receiving an unprecedented volume of traffic, and as a result the system is experiencing some performance issues. Most notably, pages on your club website may be loading much slower than you would typic
  19. Not that anyone here needs any help with this topic for themselves, but here's something you can share with those who might need it: What Set of Tees Should I Play? Making the jump from the driving range & practice area to the actual golf course can be an intimidating leap for many novice golfers. The anxiety typically sta - - - - - - Combo Tees Combo tees serve multiple purposes. They can be used between any and all sets of tees. It is a way for a golf course to update the course for their players without the added exp
  20. I guess I read it wrong when he said stuff like I remember playing Harbor Towne at Hilton Head. . . . I’ve played with many guests That sounded to me like he was talking about golfers who were inexperienced at a course. Only he knows what he meant, of course. I don't think golfers typically play the wrong tees at their own course(s), ones they know and play often. As far as the comments I've made about first-time tourist golfers playing the wrong tee at my home course the last 12 years, they don't know how really tough it is when they're on the putting clock or practi
  21. Me, too . . . every day running the first tee for the last 12 years. Perhaps what Sandy meant is that a lot of people play the wrong tee the first time they play a course. And what others mean is that those who are familiar with a course tend to not play the wrong tee.
  22. Adjusting from a rated tee: Locate the nearest set of rated tees for the appropriate gender. Determine the measured difference between the set of tees being played and the rated set of tees. For differences under 100 yards (100 metres), no adjustment is necessary and scores can be submitted as usual; otherwise For differences between 100 and 300 yards (100 and 274 metres), the below table can be used to determine the adjustments required and issue a temporary Course Rating and Slope Rating. Using these guidelines and the table below, find the range that includes the
  23. On some holes I could not reach the fairway from the tips (7324).
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