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Golf and the Coronavirus

  • 05-10-2020 1:30pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 4,048 ✭✭✭ blue note


    There's no covid talk allowed on the golf forum, so I'll see if there's any golf talk allowed on the covid forum.

    What do people reckon the new restrictions will mean for golf? I can't decide what i think they'll do. On the one hand, golf is as low risk an activity as there can be. On the other, because a few people will arrive in cars together, share buggies and the like, there is a risk to it. It could be shut down. The likes of that tullamore crowd and the oireachtas golf society make it more likely to see the game shut down, but I'm hoping it will be one of the last things to go.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,822 ✭✭✭ DuckSlice


    I don't see the issue with being able to pay golf by yourself or with people of the same household. No different to going for a walk.
    I can understand no competitions or clubhouses open etc but no reason golf could not continue to be played.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 2,971 ✭✭✭ Assetbacked


    Sports should be essential, full stop. Including gyms. It is a relatively harmless respiratory virus FFS and we have a pretty fat population who need to sort themselves out.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,299 ✭✭✭ Snotty


    I think if its level 5 and individual training is allowed, then i see no reason why courses would have to close like the last time, individual golf is a depressing though, however its better than closing courses completely.
    If its level 4, which i think is much more likely, no change to golf, other than club house being closed etc


  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 11,205 Mod ✭✭✭✭ hmmm


    They might be collateral damage which would be a pity - we should be encouraging people to get exercise and socialise in small groups outside. Golf seems like as good an outdoor activity as any, although I don't know if golf is played over Winter?

    Indoor places for socialising have to close unfortunately, I don't see any real alternative at this point.

    Not sure the clubs can stop people from car-pooling, other than asking people not to do it. There might need to be extra parking provided as a consequence - you'd hope planners would be lenient if a few unofficial parking areas were opened for the duration of this pandemic.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,153 ✭✭✭ boardise


    Sports should be essential, full stop. Including gyms. It is a relatively harmless respiratory virus FFS and we have a pretty fat population who need to sort themselves out.

    problem with that is more FAT ----> more FATalities.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 7,055 ✭✭✭ JohnnyFlash


    Extremely low risk activity. Outside, small groups, own equipment, large open spaces, people using their own transport to get to the club, safety measures in place.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,817 ✭✭✭ Season 2


    Hey WTF is golf doing in this important forum. GET BACK TO THE GOLF FORUM you pringle jumper wearing old farts.


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,592 ✭✭✭ Tenzor07


    Season 2 wrote: »
    Hey WTF is golf doing in this important forum. GET BACK TO THE GOLF FORUM you pringle jumper wearing old farts.

    Haven't they got a Golfing Dinner party to attend in Galway or something?


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,299 ✭✭✭ Snotty


    Season 2 wrote: »
    Hey WTF is golf doing in this important forum. GET BACK TO THE GOLF FORUM you pringle jumper wearing old farts.
    Tenzor07 wrote: »
    Haven't they got a Golfing Dinner party to attend in Galway or something?

    Peasants


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,822 ✭✭✭ DuckSlice


    Season 2 wrote: »
    Hey WTF is golf doing in this important forum. GET BACK TO THE GOLF FORUM you pringle jumper wearing old farts.

    I hope you are including yourself in that statement as a regular in the forum :D:D:D


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,817 ✭✭✭ Season 2


    etxp wrote: »
    I hope you are including yourself in that statement as a regular in the forum :D:D:D

    It's a form of protest 😂. Madness we cant discuss covid effects on golf in golf forum.


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