When do you think you will next play golf?

Kellfire

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Playing a local pay and play today. Depending how well it’s policed and how sensible people are will determine if I play more often after today.
 

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Membership of 600 and from around 3pm on the weekend still plenty of gaps,quite surprised at that .
We’re the same, but I think that’s because everyone, without thinking too long, booked today and then Friday, which takes them out of Saturday on the alternate day rules, so there’s quite a lot of gaps, even early Saturday morning!

There’s the odd gap off the 1st on Sunday but the 10th has loads of tee times free.

I think with many 7 day members furloughed or working from home, they’re not having to scrap over weekend times and can play during the week when they wouldn’t normally be able to, so it’s took the pressure off the weekend slit’s.

Today is fully booked off both tee‘s.
 

Rlburnside

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Caution and it hasn't dropped below the magical 1 figure. And probably based in the assumption we're two weeks behind.

Personally i think its a sensible decision, others disagree but thats neither here or there, for the sake of two weeks i can be patient, end is sight and i may even consider swinging a club again.
Not sure where you got the information regarding the R number not dropping below 1 , Nicola Sturgeon said the other day it was between 0.7 and 1.

As much as I think golf is as safe as anything at the moment and I am itching to go and play another week or 2 won’t make much difference.
 

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Not sure where you got the information regarding the R number not dropping below 1 , Nicola Sturgeon said the other day it was between 0.7 and 1.

As much as I think golf is as safe as anything at the moment and I am itching to go and play another week or 2 won’t make much difference.
I’m much in agreement with that, another week or 2 is ok, and if it prevents a second peak, then that’ll be a massive success.

What’s frustrating me is that England has a timetable of how things might progress and we have nothing. If we knew it was 2 weeks, at least you’d have a date to look forward to.
 

Rlburnside

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They don't know with much certainty, it must be very difficult to work out to a reasonable degree of accuracy. Same applies for England or anywhere else.

Latest info I can find online is 0.5 to 0.9 in England and 0.7 - 1.0 in Scotland. That means it could be higher in England but there is a large error margin in both regions.

I still believe that golf (with sensible precautions) is absolutely safe, unlike walking (as much or as often as you like) along busy paths.
It was said the other day that Manchester has the same R number as Scotland.
 

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I’m much in agreement with that, another week or 2 is ok, and if it prevents a second peak, then that’ll be a massive success.

What’s frustrating me is that England has a timetable of how things might progress and we have nothing. If we knew it was 2 weeks, at least you’d have a date to look forward to.
Hold on there... Allowing golf will not cause a second peak.
 
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I think Scotland will get the go ahead for Monday 25th May, maybe announce it early next week and give the courses time to do their final preparations.
 
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Is that a guess or do you have some inside info?
Don't have any inside info, just the fact we are around a week behind England in respect of the R number and that our hospital admissions / critical care numbers are going down.

There will be pressure behind the scenes to get the courses open up here and by announcing it early next week for the following Monday it still gives NS time to pull the plug if the numbers were to creep up again prior to 25th.

Only my opinion but I reckon with Wales following suit yesterday we won't be that far away now.
 
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To clarify on that, from the BBC on Spanish Flu:

'There was no centrally imposed lockdown to curb the spread of infection, although many theatres, dance halls, cinemas and churches were closed, in some cases for months.

Pubs, which were already subject to wartime restrictions on opening hours, mostly stayed open. The Football League and the FA Cup had been cancelled for the war, but there was no effort to cancel other matches or limit crowds, with men's teams playing in regional competitions, and women's football, which attracted large crowds, continuing throughout the pandemic.'

So whilst there was indeed a second wave that was worse than the first wave, there really wasn't really a 'quarantine'.
 

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I think Scotland will get the go ahead for Monday 25th May, maybe announce it early next week and give the courses time to do their final preparations.
Hopefully, and it would mean my prediction was spot on;

I will be optimistic and say toward the end of May.

I can imagine there will be people caught on our course, as there were people caught when the course was flooded, who hadn't started anywhere near the clubhouse and then said they didn't know it was closed.
 
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Absolutely gutted to receive this email this morning, anybody else in a similar situation?

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It is a resort course but has a membership that has grown strongly over the last 12-18 months and we must have around 300 members....The members Whatsaapp group is on fire this morning and people are not happy! Since had further comms to say it will likely be weeks if not longer until the course is open!

I would like to hear if others are in similar position and is there anything the membership could do to force them to open???

Cheers
 
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We're operating a 2 tee start playing 9 holes
We currently have 59 tee slots available.....today!
We're full off the first and nearly empty off the 10th. But I suspect that since the booking system defaults to the 1st most people didn't want to try and change the page to the 10th tee in case you got kicked out of the system!
We can go on the play the back 9 as long as we book into the system just so the club can monitor the numbers
 
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