When do you think you will next play golf?

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Exactly. I've been walking on our course with my wife and so have plenty of others. It's illogical to say you can walk on a golf course without clubs but you can't walk on it with clubs. And where better to socially distance if you were allowed to go out in pairs than on a golf course!
...and when non-golfers learn that golfers are continuing with their leisure pursuit when everyone else has had their's stopped? Well that's going to look good. Besides. A golf club is a place for social gathering. And that's the bottom line. All places that encourage or imply any form of social gathering are shut.

I want to get back playing as much as anyone else - but I just have to accept that for the time being I can't. And so I just park any such thoughts that I might have.
 

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Exactly. I've been walking on our course with my wife and so have plenty of others. It's illogical to say you can walk on a golf course without clubs but you can't walk on it with clubs. And where better to socially distance if you were allowed to go out in pairs than on a golf course!
So is it just you and your wife who play at this golf course, or is it a normal club with about 400 - 500 members who would all also want to make non-essential journies in their cars to go and play?
 

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So is it just you and your wife who play at this golf course, or is it a normal club with about 400 - 500 members who would all also want to make non-essential journies in their cars to go and play?
Current police advice (according to the bbc or the guardian, I can't remember which) is that you can use a car for your daily exercise as long as the walk is longer than the drive. I reckon that covers most golfers...
 

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Current police advice (according to the bbc or the guardian, I can't remember which) is that you can use a car for your daily exercise as long as the walk is longer than the drive. I reckon that covers most golfers...
Current advice is that golf is not exercise, which obviously we all know.

And that's not the whole point.
I'm just finding this constant bleating by golfers an embarrassment.
"Oh why can't I play on my walk?"
"Because 500 members would want to do the same, that's why."
 
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...and when non-golfers learn that golfers are continuing with their leisure pursuit when everyone else has had their's stopped? Well that's going to look good. Besides. A golf club is a place for social gathering. And that's the bottom line. All places that encourage or imply any form of social gathering are shut.

I want to get back playing as much as anyone else - but I just have to accept that for the time being I can't. And so I just park any such thoughts that I might have.
Others are continuing with their leisure pursuits - walking, running, cycling. If you can travel on your own in your car from your house to your golf course, change your shoes in the carpark, play over 200yds apart from anyone else then travel home in the same way then I can't see how you're putting anyone at risk. You can book your time online and go to the tee exactly at your time. Different areas of society will open up at different times so it's just tough (unfortunately) for people who play team sports but we shouldn't all be treated the same as the risk isn't the same. If the rules are illogical people will eventually start breaking them. It's not the same as a park or beach where people congregate in groups as you have to socially distance on the course or you'll be hit by a ball. Golf doesn't have to be sociable - I like many others are quite happy going round on my own if that's the only option but I think we should be able to play in pairs and stay well apart. There has to be common sense applied.
 
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Current advice is that golf is not exercise, which obviously we all know.
We're allowed to walk so golf is exercise especially on a hilly course like ours. If walking on a golf course isn't exercise then why are some MPs saying the courses should be open to the public for walking on.
 

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Current advice is that golf is not exercise, which obviously we all know.

And that's not the whole point.
I'm just finding this constant bleating by golfers an embarrassment.
"Oh why can't I play on my walk?"
"Because 500 members would want to do the same, that's why."
It's not bleating, in this instance its merely stating the facts, so that the discussion does not proceed on the basis of ignorance and prejudice...
 
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Others are continuing with their leisure pursuits - walking, running, cycling. If you can travel on your own in your car from your house to your golf course, change your shoes in the carpark, play over 200yds apart from anyone else then travel home in the same way then I can't see how you're putting anyone at risk. You can book your time online and go to the tee exactly at your time. Different areas of society will open up at different times so it's just tough (unfortunately) for people who play team sports but we shouldn't all be treated the same as the risk isn't the same. If the rules are illogical people will eventually start breaking them. It's not the same as a park or beach where people congregate in groups as you have to socially distance on the course or you'll be hit by a ball. Golf doesn't have to be sociable - I like many others are quite happy going round on my own if that's the only option but I think we should be able to play in pairs and stay well apart. There has to be common sense applied.
I might not disagree with your argument - but it is rather besides the point, a golf club and golf course are places of social gathering...

All of us who play golf can take up walking, running or cycling as a leisure pursuit if we so wish - and stay within the advisory guideline time limits for these pursuits as forms of exercise.
 

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We're allowed to walk so golf is exercise especially on a hilly course like ours. If walking on a golf course isn't exercise then why are some MPs saying the courses should be open to the public for walking on.
Keep bleating all you want.

A run, cycle, brisk walk etc is exercise.
A game of golf is not classed as exercise.
You're 2 weeks behind this argument curve.
 

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Keep bleating all you want.

A run, cycle, brisk walk etc is exercise.
A game of golf is not classed as exercise.
You're 2 weeks behind this argument curve.
The walk needs to be brisk? You're quite right, I really haven't been keeping up with developments.
 

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I've re-read your post about 4 times. 🙂
If you're referring to people out for a walk, and not those walking whilst playing golf, then I misunderstood, apologies.
No worries. I’m typing on an iPhone whilst in the most pointless conference call of the week so far (and that’s an achievement).
 

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The walk needs to be brisk? You're quite right, I really haven't been keeping up with developments.
I'm not getting into a silly argument.
I see golfers all over Facebook and on here, the same people day after day, going on and on about how they can walk on a course but they can't play golf.

We can't, it was established a few weeks ago that we can't.

I want to play as much as anyone, not only did I not play all winter but I was away working and missed the whole of last summer too.

Thousands of us wish we could get out and play, but we can't, it's pointless constantly bleating on about it.
 
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Current advice is that golf is not exercise, which obviously we all know.

And that's not the whole point.
I'm just finding this constant bleating by golfers an embarrassment.
"Oh why can't I play on my walk?"
"Because 500 members would want to do the same, that's why."
Logical argument isn't the same as bleating on no matter what you say. When you say 500 people would want to play you're diminishing your own argument as everyone knows 500 people can't play the same golf hole at the same time.
 
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I would say most golf club members (certainly at my club) either live within walking distance or a very short drive away.
Almost definitely closer than the supermarket.
All non contact sport & pastimes should resume immediately.
Golf, fishing, bowls etc..
This is bloody ridiculous now.

People will only put up with this so long.
The virus is here until a vaccine is found, we will have to live with it & deal with it
Those of you that are happy to be couped up, fine carry on.
But for the rest of us this has gone on too long.
OPEN THE COURSES.
 

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I would say most golf club members (certainly at my club) either live within walking distance or a very short drive away.
Almost definitely closer than the supermarket.
All non contact sport & pastimes should resume immediately.
Golf, fishing, bowls etc..
This is bloody ridiculous now.

People will only put up with this so long.
The virus is here until a vaccine is found, we will have to live with it & deal with it
Those of you that are happy to be couped up, fine carry on.
But for the rest of us this has gone on too long.
OPEN THE COURSES.
Nurse, nurse, ones escaped again .....🤪
 

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I would say most golf club members (certainly at my club) either live within walking distance or a very short drive away.
Almost definitely closer than the supermarket.
All non contact sport & pastimes should resume immediately.
Golf, fishing, bowls etc..
This is bloody ridiculous now.

People will only put up with this so long.
The virus is here until a vaccine is found, we will have to live with it & deal with it
Those of you that are happy to be couped up, fine carry on.
But for the rest of us this has gone on too long.
OPEN THE COURSES.
Great to see people have such perspective about the current situation

People are dying , it’s as simple as that , this virus is killing people and all that’s being asked of people is to stay in and help restrict the flow of the virus and protect as many people as possible

Golf will still be there in 3 weeks , you whole world isn’t going to fall apart because you don’t get to have a round of golf , go for a walk , hit balls in your garden

Think of others and the situation we are all faced - stop thinking selfishly and think of people that are really suffering during this pandemic.

Go and read about Captain Tom or the newborn baby who just lost her mother and gain some realism
 
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