Friday, Pennsylvania golf courses will be allowed to re-open, per Governor Wolf, who is easing restrictions on some businesses that are involved with outdoor activity.
Florida has been much more loose with restrictions, and today golf courses in the Miami region opened up, giving us a look at what might be in store for other states:
Golf courses reopen today with restrictions in Miami-Dade County — and you may notice something strange. One of the new rules is the holes must be filled with foam. So your ball cannot technically go into the hole. This is to avoid touch surfaces. pic.twitter.com/7m80MZTE3M
— Brian Entin (@BrianEntin) April 29, 2020
The ball can’t actually go into the hole? That’s wild. Makes sense though, because people would keep touching the cup and spread germs around.
In a follow-up tweet, Entin lists the following rules that also must be followed:
- masks or face coverings must be worn
- golfers must stay 6 feet apart
- only one player per golf cart
- all rakes and any other equipment you could touch have been removed
- golfers over 60 years old will be separated from younger golfers when possible.
It’s gonna totally suck to golf in a mask, but whatever, at least it’s a step towards normalcy.
you’re not to bright kinkuer.
You should have gone to college and taken some classes
in logic and critical thinking.
touching the ball spread germs.
touching the cart spreads germs.
all golfers are slobs anyway
You have probably never golfed.
They put those pool noodles in the cup so that people aren’t touching the flag stick, that’s how you would be transferring germs. You would rarely touch someone else’s golf ball. The carts will be disinfected after each round.
you only touch your own ball, so doing that won’t spread anything. They don’t want people grabbing and pulling the pins out of the hole….that is where the germs may live.
I touch my balls an den da shopping cart all the time. What zit to ya fruit.
anything new on pewtoes, Kevy-Kev?
There has never been a case of outdoor transmission of the virus.
Unless a highly contagious person with a high viral load was coughing all over the surface of the hole and the pin within like two minutes of you then touching it and then immediately touching your face, the likelihood of you contracting the virus outdoors on a golf course is right about zero
Didn’t the virus start in an outdoor wet market? Oh never mind, I guess there’s never been a case of outdoor transmission
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