When do you think you will next play golf?

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Not sure anyone can give you the answer to that. Any underlying conditions that means he should be shielding?

All I can say is that my mum is over 70 and since my dad died, golf became her life and not being able to play has been so hard. She nearly cried when she heard that she could go back out on the course and is out playing today. Is there a risk, possibly, but his her life inexorably better now she can do the one thing she loves, definitely. I worry for her but I am not even going to try and stop her simply due to the sheer joy that it gives her. She is sensible, she knows the risks and has made her choice.
Thanks for the reply, he has no underlying health conditions. I'm inclined to play but my brother thinks it's a bad idea which potentially creates a conflict in itself. It's certainly not an easy decision. I know he's playing with a friend tomorrow or Friday anyway.
 

Rlburnside

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I'll refer you back to post #2105.

Like yourself i feel a week or two wont make any real difference.

The next 3/4 months will determine my future with golf. This whole episode has really opened my eyes to other areas of my life that i now enjoy and get satisfaction from. Also spending more time with the family can only be a good thing.
I read post #2105 that’s why I was surprised you said in a later post the R number had not gone below 1.
 

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Woo hoo, as a current non-member I wasn't sure if I'd have a chance, but a club I was close to joining just pre-the closures has booked me on for Friday after work :) I'll likely bring the DD forms home as well.
No longer woo hoo, sounds like the "resort" have over-ruled the golf course and delayed re-opening :( Back to square one.
 
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Not sure anyone can give you the answer to that. Any underlying conditions that means he should be shielding?

All I can say is that my mum is over 70 and since my dad died, golf became her life and not being able to play has been so hard. She nearly cried when she heard that she could go back out on the course and is out playing today. Is there a risk, possibly, but his her life inexorably better now she can do the one thing she loves, definitely. I worry for her but I am not even going to try and stop her simply due to the sheer joy that it gives her. She is sensible, she knows the risks and has made her choice.
This is where I can imagine people saying things like 'a round of golf is not worth risking your health'. But if golf is a significantly big part of your life/social life, then I can understand people taking managed low risks.

I hope your mum enjoyed her round :)
 

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By the third hole the two two-balls in front of us had joined up to become a four ball. Then they separated on the 18th so it would look like they’d stayed as two balls the whole way around. Morons.
Report them. Even if you don't know their names, the club will know who they are.

That sort of selfish behaviour could put a stop to everyone playing.
 

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We were always approximately 2 weeks behind England which is where i imagine the cautious approach is stemming from.
That's not how it works, Especially now the quarantine has been enforced. London will always have a higher r than anywhere else in the UK, so should bring England's figure up. (providing people are trying to follow the rules). Population density is the killer in this virus unfortunately. Scotland's is 67/km2 opposed to England's 259/km2 and 4542/km2 in London.

Overall if everyone follows the rules, Scotland should do much better then us and be a safer place to live. I would be incredibly surprised if England's wasn't higher than the Scots now and until there is a vaccine.

No problem with the cautious approach tho, as long as the data released is correct. "R" as figure is a bit of a crap statistic anyway, especially with the amount of testing and asymptomatic numbers of this disease.
 

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I'm out tomorrow just after 10, only 9 holes but can't wait.
Couldn't decide on what set to play so it's a bit of a mix:

A nice white Wilson bag.
John Letters "Shotmaster 2 1/2 wood I restored in the lockdown.
Sparkbrook "USA Model" irons, 3 to wedge, these were a more budget line of clubs but I've not hit them yet so why not?
JB Halley "Pinmaster" sand wedge.
St Andrew Golf Co "Jupiter" putter, an old 1930s model with a bit more loft than modern day to counteract any extra grass length in the greens.

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Hopefully on Monday.
Downside is that I believe in Wales it has to be a 2 ball with a member of your own family. This may change before then and there is a committee meeting this evening that will hopefully clarify.
 

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I'm out tomorrow just after 10, only 9 holes but can't wait.
Couldn't decide on what set to play so it's a bit of a mix:

A nice white Wilson bag.
John Letters "Shotmaster 2 1/2 wood I restored in the lockdown.
Sparkbrook "USA Model" irons, 3 to wedge, these were a more budget line of clubs but I've not hit them yet so why not?
JB Halley "Pinmaster" sand wedge.
St Andrew Golf Co "Jupiter" putter, an old 1930s model with a bit more loft than modern day to counteract any extra grass length in the greens.

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Is it that long since we last played? :p
 

garyinderry

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I'm out tomorrow just after 10, only 9 holes but can't wait.
Couldn't decide on what set to play so it's a bit of a mix:

A nice white Wilson bag.
John Letters "Shotmaster 2 1/2 wood I restored in the lockdown.
Sparkbrook "USA Model" irons, 3 to wedge, these were a more budget line of clubs but I've not hit them yet so why not?
JB Halley "Pinmaster" sand wedge.
St Andrew Golf Co "Jupiter" putter, an old 1930s model with a bit more loft than modern day to counteract any extra grass length in the greens.

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Love the bag. It's the same size and design as my titleist bag. My pride and joy :)
 

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As with any data, it's never perfect until you spend a lifetime analysing it. Lots of England is empty too! England has 12126 km2 (9.3%) of national parks as opposed to 5765km2 (7.2%) in Scotland.

You also have to take into account those 4542 people per km2 are in an area of 1572km2 in London compared to 439km2 of Edinburgh and Glasgow combined! There's a million other factors also, for example car ownership and average household size.

I'd much rather be in Scotland right now!
 

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Report them. Even if you don't know their names, the club will know who they are.

That sort of selfish behaviour could put a stop to everyone playing.
If I see it when I play then I'll be reporting it as they'll be members although reportedly we've got a marshall going around on a buggy too. If people simply bust the rules apart then we'll lose what is in the current climate a privilege
 

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I predicted that we wouldn't be as busy as they thought we would and......
Of the 144 tee times available today...70 were not used.....
Some future days are more heavily booked but there will be spaces every day.
 

IanMcC

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I predicted that we wouldn't be as busy as they thought we would and......
Of the 144 tee times available today...70 were not used.....
Some future days are more heavily booked but there will be spaces every day.
How many courses do you have to have 144 tee times? We have put tee intervals at 12 minutes (GUW reccomend 10 to 15) and we have 56 tee times.
 
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