COVID-19 and local golf (NO POLITICS)

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MountainGoatMountainGoat Mid-MarylandMembers  2625WRX Points: 1,230Posts: 2,625 Titanium Tees
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Beautiful weather here in the mid-Atlantic yesterday, and I found the course oddly empty. I can't predict whether local courses will be jammed during the shutdown or empty.

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  • golf1010golf1010 Members  1340WRX Points: 96Posts: 1,340 Platinum Tees
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    Me either.... I was wondering if any courses will close. Especially the local municipal ones

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  • 596596 Lakeland, FLMembers  3790WRX Points: 282Posts: 3,790 Titanium Tees
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    Our Muni was totally mobbed yesterday. I volunteer to work on the greens twice a week. I've never seen that many people before. There were 3 and 4 groups on every hole, and we have 27 holes. I had to stop working as I couldn't get anything done.

    That said, I normally play every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. I may stop playing on Monday and Wednesday as they guys I play with are older and go to the doctors and hospitals a few days a week. I don't think I need all that exposure. I'll continue playing those days but either alone or with my wife.

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  • Lincoln_ArcadiaLincoln_Arcadia We're supposed to be having fun here...yeah, right. So. Cal.Members  1113WRX Points: 186Handicap: 7.4Posts: 1,113 Platinum Tees
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    They’re all in lines at Costco and Trader Joe’s.

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  • SBH9458SBH9458 Go Army! Beat Navy! Members  1267WRX Points: 203Handicap: It is ClimbingPosts: 1,267 Platinum Tees
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    Cannot predict outcome, but I’ve offered similar comments regarding open space and lack of transmission opportunities if no one else is out on the course with you. Stay healthy and hit em with the curve you intend @Fellaheen51

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  • scomac2002scomac2002 Inside the Starters' Hut Members  6133WRX Points: 4,061Posts: 6,133 Titanium Tees
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    Not looking forward to grocery shopping this morning at the Superstore. It could be a zoo, but I just don't know because we're not in a trouble zone although it's getting closer everyday.

    I think that this could be a boon for golf courses this spring, but if the clientele is predominantly senior that might end up being another story. It will touch us all in some way before this is all over.

    The sale of bicycles could be brisk this spring as that is another outdoor option for light exercise/activity.

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  • drewsaber16drewsaber16 Members  55WRX Points: 30Handicap: 4.4Posts: 55 Bunkers
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    If they take away golf after cancelling my favorite time of the year...depression will truly set in. Stay safe out there and hit em straight.

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    My club kicked me off the 2nd green this afternoon after the board closed the course for the next few days until they can formally meet on the topic. I'd imagine most will slowly close. If one does it they all start following.

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  • PhilomathesqPhilomathesq Legal EagleMembers  709WRX Points: 894Handicap: My tolerance for stupidity.Posts: 709 Golden Tee
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    What kind of dark ages does your board live in?!?!? What city/region are you in?

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    I’m with this thought. Currently I plan on playing tomorrow. How different can that be than staying home with the windows open.

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    agree. I just got done playing and everything was normal.

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    I'm in the Philadelphia area with a high of 70 today and apparently no golf allowed. Tee sheet was stacked this afternoon too. I think most boards average age are from the dark ages. They be the ones most prone.

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  • BIG STUBIG STU Members  12742WRX Points: 3,524Handicap: 5.0Posts: 12,742 Titanium Tees
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    Shoot it ain't slowed anyone down at all in the Grand Strand area of SC---- The snowbirds have not let up any. They did not even consider cancelling the Myrtle Beach Marathon last week. Our Governor has not declared any state of emergency in fact he has down played it. Part of it I feel is because Tourism is our #1 industry. I think as of today our neighboring states of North Carolina and Georgia have declared some kind of emergency. We are going to soldier on the wife and I if we get it we get it--- If we die we die

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  • Sean2Sean2 Members  32469WRX Points: 2,458Posts: 32,469 Titanium Tees
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    One of our local courses closed today until further notice.

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    South Shore Country Club in Hingham. A few minutes later I get an email from DW Fields in Brockton saying they are opening tomorrow.

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    Treat yourself as if you were someone you are responsible for helping. Jordan Peterson

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  • stevopagolfstevopagolf Members  1523WRX Points: 144Posts: 1,523 Platinum Tees
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    That's encouraging to hear. I have a trip planned for Easter week and was concerned about restaurants, golf and other fun venues being closed....

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    Playing in a 2 person best ball tournament Monday at SPIGC and the women's group at our club on Thursday. TGA sent an email this morning indicating that currently no tournaments, qualifiers, or fun golf days are being cancelled. While all this could change, it would take something pretty dramatic to happen. Many of the schools are closing and all extra-curricular activities have been cancelled. I'm guessing all the kids are headed to the malls or the beach. Hmmm...

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    Where? I live in Montgomery Co and I played 3 days this week and have a time for Saturday and Sunday. I'm a teacher and schools are closed. I will be playing a lot of golf...leaving the flagstick in of course!

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    Trust me my friend these money grubbers down here will not close off a thing unless the Federal Government makes them. The virus ain't stopped one thing here you ought to have been on 501 heading to the beach this afternoon. Of course me being the professional truck driver that I am dodged 501 and used SC 22 and SC 31. But I do live on the south end and truck out of Myrtle so the drive home was about 35 minutes or so

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  • MountainGoatMountainGoat Mid-MarylandMembers  2625WRX Points: 1,230Posts: 2,625 Titanium Tees
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    Day 2 of the shutdown, and once again my local course wasn't particularly crowded. It was ridiculously windy, though, so that might have put some people off. High school kids showed up in the afternoon because school's out, but it didn't make much difference.

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