When do you think you will next play golf?

Crazyface

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March. And looking at the current weather and what is predicted, thank God for that.

Just before we were banned again my place introduced a rule that a golf ball lost on a fairway could be replaced with a another ball with a loss of one shot. The word to look at is FAIRWAY!

Crack on everyone. My previous course was half under water last week due to the river bursting it's banks. I'm happy to sit this out, as long as this weather is with us.
 

Orikoru

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Just seen the reply from the Government in response to the petition to allow golf with safety measures. It just reiterates the reason for lockdown, which I’m sure we all understand and agree with, but gives no reason why “exercising with one other person”, which is allowable, should not been done on a golf course in a safe manner. A complete waste of time!
They should at least allow people to play golf on their own. There really is no reason not to do that.
 

drive4show

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As an aside - lockdown is more difficult in bad weather. In last year's Spring lockdown, whilst it was frustrating that we had perfect golf weather and couldn't play, I spent so much time in the garden, reading books, having the odd beer, and just enjoying the sun on a lounger.

This time, I'm reading plenty but stuck inside the house. It is bizarre how much difference the fresh air and warm weather on your skin, impacts on how you feel mentally.
I'm the opposite, no inclination to play while it's so wet and miserable outside. Quite happy to sit it out until the weather improves. As soon as we get some decent weather I'll be champing at the bit!
 
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I'm the opposite, no inclination to play while it's so wet and miserable outside. Quite happy to sit it out until the weather improves. As soon as we get some decent weather I'll be champing at the bit!
I'm the same - not bothering me as much now as it did back in lockdown 1 when the weather was glorious. Most courses in my area would be shut now anyway so only thing I'm missing is going to the range which I can live with. Will get harder once the weather starts to turn. Last April / May the weather was perfect for golf!
 
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If that's true I'll have literally wasted £350 (pro-rata membership from Jan to end of April) and I'd be gutted. :(
I really hope I'm wrong mate but if you think about the position we're in and how cautious the government will be opening things back up this time around I think April / May is realistically what we're looking at unfortunately.
 

Orikoru

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I really hope I'm wrong mate but if you think about the position we're in and how cautious the government will be opening things back up this time around I think April / May is realistically what we're looking at unfortunately.
That would be much longer than even the first lockdown though. I'm sure courses were only shut for around 7 weeks previously, from end of March to middle of May? Why would this one be four whole months when they are rolling out vaccines as we speak as well? Surely once they've vaccinated many of the old and vulnerable we can start getting back to a semblance of normal as the rest of us are happy to take our chances.
 

jim8flog

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March. And looking at the current weather and what is predicted, thank God for that.

Just before we were banned again my place introduced a rule that a golf ball lost on a fairway could be replaced with a another ball with a loss of one shot. The word to look at is FAIRWAY!
That reminds me of playing one course (now closed down) in July and walking off after just 8 holes due to nearly losing the ball on more than one fairway.
 
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No idea...at the moment I'm doing very little projection about 'what might be' on anything. What I know is that our Winter comps have just yesterday all been cancelled/abandoned.

The club has said we'll soon be taking entries for the summer singles K/Os - but we are not making any plans at all for any of our summer pairs K/O comps - so seems that we've decided that we'll not be able to run them unless something dramatically changes in the next few weeks. Whatever will be.
 

Bdill93

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Honestly I think March at some point now, maybe after phase 2 of the vaccine roll out and when over 50's are the next group to be allowed vaccines!
 

rudebhoy

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Am hoping mid-late Feb if we go back to the Tier system then. The infection rate here is less than half the national average, so hopefully we would be T3.

But realistically, more like mid-March I reckon. Our club will be praying we are back by then as subs are due 1st April, and there will be a fair number who won't cough up if the course is still shut.
 

hairball_89

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not sure pro-rata is the way to look at it. losing 4 months over the summer would be much worse than losing them now.
Well yes, but if I recall, @Orikoru joined his new club late last year, on a deal that runs until April with a view to renewing as a full member April onwards. Therefore he would have lost all the money he put in! That would definitely be, as he put it "gutting"!
 
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