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  1. Why? Being outside in the fresh air and sunshine is healthy for everybody. But you didn't answer my question.
  2. Are you suggesting he doesn't try to make putts unless it's a major?
  3. Erin Hills was a great event and they should return soon. But to answer the question, I applaud their efforts to play on new courses. I hope they keep looking for new places to have the US Open.
  4. All four of our courses are open. I'm still playing three times per week.
  5. I'm not sure why some courses are eliminating carts. We use one cart per golfer, or walk. Here are our club rules and they appear to be working quite well. We still have quite a few golfers everyday; Golf Carts: Our team is armed with disinfectant and will be cleaning all of the common touch points on the golf carts before and after each use (Steering wheel, GPS, Sand Bottles, Coolers, Handrails etc.).Golf Shops: Our teams are disinfecting the golf shop(s) constantly throughout the day.Member Check-In: Effective tomorrow, you will no longer need to provide your ticket to the starter. We are still requiring that you check in to the golf shop each time you play but the ticket will be for your records only.Flagstick & Cup: Effective Thursday, March 19th the cups will be placed 1" above the level of the putting surface. If your ball strikes the cup, and stays within your putter length it is considered holed. This will eliminate the need to reach into the cup or touch the flagstick. Bunkers: Rakes will be removed, our team will continue cultural practices in the bunkers but if you get in a footprint or poor lie, please feel free to improve your lie.Water: The on course coolers have been removed, we will continue to provide bottled water in the carts.Beverage Cart: Service will continue with additional precautions.Comfort Stations: We have a dedicated associate who will be disinfecting the comfort stations throughout the day.
  6. Exactly. Riding on the back is a very good practice. BTW, most of our guys have always been single cart riders. Fortunately, it's a private club and they can get away with single carts.
  7. No. He ranked 48th last year and 68th in 2018 for the entire season.
  8. Our group of about 18 golfers is mixed almost half and half walkers to riders. Our courses are not favorable to walkers. We usually play in three groups of four. Foursomes are chosen randomly so you usually get a mix of riders and walkers. The walkers usually jump on the back of a cart when going from green to tee. If they don't, they fall way behind the rest of the group. The biggest problem is walking to the second shot and cart riders are always waiting for walkers to get to their ball. Regardless, we always play in less than four hours (unless waiting for a slow group). Thursday, we played a fivesome (with two walkers) in 3:20 hours. It helps to not share carts.
  9. I see two different situations and two solutions; What to post for handicap purposes. This has been addressed by the USGA "most likely score" decision.What to post for your match with your buddies. Our group will stick with this rule; "if it hits the cup and stays with a putter length, it's holed".
  10. You should make two trips and do both. But I agree, SW would be my first choice. You could play all of these in one trip; Ballybunion Doonbeg Dooks Old Head Lahinch Waterville Tralee
  11. Our four courses are all open. We do one gofer per cart. No rakes. etc.
  12. We played raised cups yesterday and there is no doubt that some balls that hit the cup would not have been holed. I'm not sure how many, but 2 - 3 per golfer appears high.
  13. So my question to you is, how would you approach this issue when it comes to fun/low stakes weekend matches amongst buddies. Do you, collectively decide as a group to make a judgement call on putts/chips on a case by case basis? We did some quick testing and decided that the ball is "holed" if it hits the cup and remains within the length of a standard putter (about 35"). Anything more than that and the putt probably would not have gone in. BTW, I assume we cannot post these scores since we never actually hole the putt.
  14. There is no way those cups are legal for posting scores. You never hole the putt so you can't say you completed the hole.
  15. Just got back from playing 18 holes. We played two fivesomes and my group finished in 3 hours 20 minutes. Wonderful.
  16. Yes, and losing swing speed, and skulling pitch shots, and the stock market, and no golf on TV, etc.
  17. Me too. I'm headed to the golf course in an hour. Playing with 11 other guys. No handshakes, etc. I can think of 100 things worse than getting the virus.
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