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Thoughts on this? Our course will be raising the cup 1" above the ground so no one has to touch the flag or reach into the cup. This will go into affect tomorrow at our course in SoCal. If your ball touches the cup it is considered holed.

 

Not crazy about the rule, but better than shutting down the course. Interested in your thoughts or if your club is doing anything similar, different.

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Seems like we went the pool noodle route as well, probably easier on the grounds crew is my guess. Worked fine, didnt even think about it after the first couple of holes.

Actually a really good idea. We have mandatory flags in and they removed the rakes from the course - playing LCP for the time being in the bunker. Mandatory single carts if you have to ride.

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Honestly people dealt with it really well in our opening event Saturday. Air fist bumps or elbows - really no huge deal tbh.

Plus if the option is having the course completely closed? I'll take what I can get and be darn thankful.

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Lot's of courses in the Greater Seattle area are cutting the cup with 1" of the liner above ground with the rule that if your ball touches the cup, it is holed. I understand the reasoning and respect why it is being done. I think it is a great idea given the circumstances that allows us to continue to play the game we love.

That said, I don't love the rule lol mostly because it removes one of the core skills of the game and takes away some of the fun/challenge. I would like to think that it will help speed up play but who knows. On the other hand, I am extremely grateful that golf is still available to be played!!! I'd much rather be on the course firing at pins than sitting inside staring at a screen, or rolling putts inside. If this is what golf looks like for the foreseeable future, then I will take it 100 times out of 100 to continue playing while we are under the quarantine / social distancing rules.

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They removed all rakes (bunkers are tough now) and they put a foam do-hickie ( like pipe insulator) around the pin so the ball stays up for easy removal. All doors are open in the club and hand wash is everywhere but only in to pee. Otherwise we are outside only and we are never within 6 to 10 feet of anyone else.

still expect the government will stop it soon. But really, if you take a dog out for a walk I see no real difference between that and walking a course.

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Seems like we went the pool noodle route as well, probably easier on the grounds crew is my guess. Worked fine, didnt even think about it after the first couple of holes.

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dcmidnight, my home club did the same thing yesterday. At first they were going to raise the clubs but it would be a nightmare for green mower so they used those foam noodles. But they are thinking about using 2" PVC cut to around 2 1/2" long. Similar to what Pinehurst Resorts had posted.

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Our course put the cups in upside down and pin still in, has the same result as the pool noodle once the ball is holed. I would hate having the cup 1" above the green as that makes putting way less skillful and that;s where I pick up strokes on my buddies.

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Last Thursday, we raised the cups up. I ended up holing out from about 100 yards. Ball landed a foot past the pin, and dinked off the raised cup. I counted it as a 2, I'm 99.9% sure it would have gone in anyway, though.

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I honestly don't get your point. We have never dealt with a contagious virus like this. I am out playing for fun, shooting mid 70s, not going to be playing on tour any time soon. If I prefer to not putt out right now, because putting my hand in a cup that potentially another 100 people already have done that day, why does that bother you? Not to mention courses all over the country (if open) are trying to avoid this exact situation by raising cups or putting another cup inside to shallow it.

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