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Just now, DaveP043 said:

Fixed, I beg forgivenness.  Altho I do like that other site too.  Different vibe, different emphasis, yet entertaining.  And since I'm not playing golf today (rain, not COVID related) I'm rolling through all of the websites one after another, and obviously becoming rather confused. 🙃

I know. No harm. I was just busting your chops as you and I have discussed all the different sites before. 

Each one offer it's own unique corner of the golf interwebs. 

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Allie and I played 9 this evening on a local upscale par 3 (attached to an upscale daily fee).  She hit a nice one on this hole, well inside of me, and made the putt for birdie.  She was ornery all da

I agree with you, that I enjoy walking more than riding.  But it's a combination of things here, see my post above about our course.  Then couple that with I'm 60 and have had both knees replaced and

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Fixed, I beg forgivenness.  Altho I do like that other site too.  Different vibe, different emphasis, yet entertaining.  And since I'm not playing golf today (rain, not COVID related) I'm rolling through all of the websites one after another, and obviously becoming rather confused. 

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3 hours ago, MattF said:

Got a call from Windmill yesterday. Ohio Department of Health shut down golf for Ohio, so my tee time on Sunday is cancelled.

@MattF, just did a google search and based on the latest info - there is no directive from the Governors's office to shut down golf courses. However, some counties such as Clark (Dayton,Oh) have decided that golf is non essential and closed down courses. So this might be the case where Windmill is located. You might check adjacent counties to see if courses are open. 

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6 hours ago, tony@CIC said:

@MattF, just did a google search and based on the latest info - there is no directive from the Governors's office to shut down golf courses. However, some counties such as Clark (Dayton,Oh) have decided that golf is non essential and closed down courses. So this might be the case where Windmill is located. You might check adjacent counties to see if courses are open. 

Yep, Clark County Health Dept. closed them on Wednesday but was able to get on Thursday in Champaign County.

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11 hours ago, silver & black said:

My course is still open.... and golf leagues are on...for now. League will be interesting to see how this will pan out.

Surprised the leagues are still going.   My company golf league has delayed its start. 

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20 hours ago, tony@CIC said:

@MattF, just did a google search and based on the latest info - there is no directive from the Governors's office to shut down golf courses. However, some counties such as Clark (Dayton,Oh) have decided that golf is non essential and closed down courses. So this might be the case where Windmill is located. You might check adjacent counties to see if courses are open. 

Just did a quick look and both Portage (where Windmill is) and Summit county have closed all courses. But, I did see that people were playing at Firestone yesterday...won't be long before they get shut down.

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1 hour ago, cnosil said:

Surprised the leagues are still going.   My company golf league has delayed its start. 

I really don't think leagues are going to be able to start on time. I'm sure when the time gets closer we will hear they are delayed.

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On 3/28/2020 at 12:21 PM, tony@CIC said:

@MattF, just did a google search and based on the latest info - there is no directive from the Governors's office to shut down golf courses. However, some counties such as Clark (Dayton,Oh) have decided that golf is non essential and closed down courses. So this might be the case where Windmill is located. You might check adjacent counties to see if courses are open. 

 

19 hours ago, TMay23 said:

Yep, Clark County Health Dept. closed them on Wednesday but was able to get on Thursday in Champaign County.

I grew up playing in the Dayton area. Miss some of those courses.

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I feel like I want to start a journal...day 16: If I don’t hit a golf ball today I might crack. 

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So far the courses here are still open. We have made changes, some more than others. We are keeping distance from one another, don’t touch other people’s equipment, don’t touch or shake hands, no high fives or anything. We just try to keep our distance. The weather here has been pretty good, it’s an outdoor activity and as long as we all take our own precautions we should be able to continue. I do expect that if the number of cases increases greatly that the courses will be shutdown. For now, we are allowed to golf. 

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Golf's three expert bodies – The Professional Golfers' Association (PGA), Golf Club Managers' Association (GCMA) and British and International Golf Greenkeepers Association (BIGGA) have given new direction on what to do when playing and how to do it securely during the coronavirus pandemic. 

With current government limitations not right now forestalling rivalries or easygoing games occurring, the trio have kept up "all golfers ought to follow some basic strides to keep up the okay of contamination". 

They have grouped a progression of best practice thoughts that other overseeing bodies and golf clubs are starting to receive to guarantee players and staff can remain safe. These are: 

Before the game 

  • Organize online administrations for sections, appointments, and scoring 
  • Take installments utilizing contactless methods or online before the game 
  • Players with any colds or hacks or any side effects of Covid-19 ought to be asked not to play 
  • Storage spaces ought to be shut to maintain a strategic distance from players being close to one another. Permit the changing of shoes in the vehicle leave 
  • Shotgun begins with individuals congregating before and after are debilitated for the time being 
  • Putting green conclusion ought to be considered for bigger occasions 
  • Golf carriages ought to be removed from use or utilized by single people and cleaned thereafter 

On the course 

  • Demand social separating (2-meter rule) on tee grounds, greens and all through the rounds 
  • Continuously leave the banner in the gap. Ask golfers to deliberately expel their golf ball from the opening, not with a golf club 
  • Expel rakes and some other bits obviously furniture that golfers may contact – the greenkeeper group will set up the course, and where conceivable, re-rake shelters during the day. Golfers can and golfers can wipe their own golf balls on a towel 
  • No divot packs gave 
  • Drinking text styles and ball cleaners removed from play 
  • Aircrafts for cleaning shoes following the round ought to be shut 
  • Golfers should just get their own ball 
  • Try not to share any hardware, for example, golf clubs or rangefinders 
  • Try not to shake hands before or after your game 
  • Have hand sanitisers accessible as golfers leave the golf course 

After the game 

  • Treatment of scorecards is a weakness, particularly for staff individuals entrusted with checking cards and concluding outcomes. Mastermind this to be done online where conceivable 
  • Change your providing food arrangement to decrease physical contact through more noteworthy space between seating in the clubhouse if conceivable 
  • Utilize expendable plates and cups, have hand washing offices accessible on each table 
  • Hand sanitisers ought to be made accessible all through the clubhouse 
  • Normal changing of towels in restrooms (exhortation suggests each hour) would be required and customary cleaning of surfaces including entryway handles 
  • Society appointments where nourishment and social connection is included a while later ought to be restricted as per the most recent direction 
  • Follow Government guidance as required conclusion of clubhouses might be presented in the coming days
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OK, in Pennsylvania, all golf has been shut down. Not sure why but whatever. Fortunately, the weather hasn't reached the golf everyday time yet so it's not that bad sitting inside. I did play once before the lock-down. 9 holes and actually pretty decent weather. To get my fix, I set up my old Nintendo Wii and I have the Tiger Woods 2012 game which includes Augusta. I also have the SkillZ SimSticks which make the Wii remote similar  to a real golf club with an actual shaft and grip. Not the real thing but better than nothing at all. I have it running on a 120" projector screen. Ah, the lengths we go to for a golf fix... 

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On 3/17/2020 at 4:51 PM, J_L_35 said:

My local course (27-hole) is remaining open, mandates to not rake bunkers or remove the flagstick. Only pre-made tee times of no less than 2 people (no walk-ins), and driving range is closed.

Hopefully playing 27 holes Friday, since the CT Golf Expo was cancelled.

Stay safe out there for everyone who has the ability to get out there!

Update: Got the NY update from Governor that courses would be closed mid 1st 18 holes, so ended up playing a full 36-holes that day!! Shot my best round ever 88 followed up by 90, slowly getting to a respectable, consistent game that will keep me playing for a while!!

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Well, our mayor just closed private courses as of today. Guess I don't have to struggle with the temptation to go out and play anymore. See ya in a month, golf (I hope).

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Courses in Denmark at starting to open up (with special rules). Trouble is, nearby driving ranges are closed, which is what I really need at the moment. I hate paying for golf when I know I'm not hitting well.

On the upside, if Denmark does start gradually opening up after Easter, then things are starting to look up.👍

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On 3/28/2020 at 11:08 AM, DaveP043 said:

Fixed, I beg forgivenness.  Altho I do like that other site too.  Different vibe, different emphasis, yet entertaining.  And since I'm not playing golf today (rain, not COVID related) I'm rolling through all of the websites one after another, and obviously becoming rather confused. 🙃

Trust me old friend you ain't the first one to do that. I have done it quite a few times darn near got me a time out on WRX one day. The one that darn near got me banned there was one night I posted a picture of my Mini Staff Titleist bag with my Muirfields in it and right there big as a boxcar was my MGS Bag Tag Adam sent me. Trust me that was a genuine brain fart

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On 3/28/2020 at 8:34 PM, silver & black said:

My course is still open.... and golf leagues are on...for now. League will be interesting to see how this will pan out.

At my course the leagues are still going but not as strong as normal. Since I was semi retired ( retired as of today) I have been out most mornings fairly early and observing. And I will say the following with all due respect. Most of the guys in the leagues are older than I am and in the more susceptible age group and have underlying health issues so they are being cautious. And LOL before anyone asks just because I am retired does not mean I am joining a league. I do not desire to play with those grumpy whining old farts. I basically do my own thing sitting on the patio watching the sun come up over #9 and #10 with my cup of coffee and cigar firmly in hand. Then I putt and chip some loosen up with my orange whip thingy and then hit balls on the range. I have my own groups I play in 

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4 hours ago, BIG STU said:

The one that darn near got me banned there was one night I posted a picture of my Mini Staff Titleist bag with my Muirfields in it and right there big as a boxcar was my MGS Bag Tag Adam sent me.

Are they that petty over there?

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