Corona Virus and Golf.
We wanted to get this information out to you all as soon as possible as we have been getting plenty of questions regarding courses being open during the Corona Virus update. We’re happy to share some news we received from the RDGA this morning.
The highlights of the email were as follows:
- The Empire State Development office has determined golf courses throughout New York State CAN operate under the current NYS COVID-19 restrictions IF using appropriate precautions to maintain social distancing, as identified by the NYS Parks Department on this website. Link here – https://parks.ny.gov/covid19/
- Golf: Courses are taking steps to help stop the spread of COVID-19, including increasing the space between tee times, removing ball washers and bunker rakes, and avoiding the use of tandem golf carts.
- USGA: The USGA has issued official modifications of the Rules of Golf and Handicapping when posting scores while utilizing Social Distancing, as well as some general guidelines. FAQ’s can be found here.
As for our take on it, we like it. If parks and other outdoor recreations can remain open and running, why not golf? We’re all for flattening the curve on this issue but if you adhere by the guidelines and recommendations, play on! We do recommend using Venmo to settle up on bets so there is no hand to hand transactions. Unfortunately with no ball washers, the “You hear about that guy that broke his neck at the golf course?” joke will no longer work… Also, LEAVE all golf balls you come across where they are. Yes, we know it will take a lot of will power to leave the Pro V1 on the ground but its a $4 ball. Continue using the crappy Fall golf balls for now and continue on!
We are running a promo that EXPIRES at the end of the day on 3/28. Save $15 on the 2020 eBook with code “CORONA”. This offer is valid in-app or on our website. Check out page is here – https://gogolfus.com/shop/
As always, thank you for reading and we hope to see you all out golfing soon. Please stay safe, follow the guidelines and don’t ruin the opportunity to keep golfing for us all!
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