When do you think you will next play golf?

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Don’t necessarily disagree as we’ve seen people don’t follow instructions but not sure it’s 100% a straightforward decision. Economy is still a factor as government assistance won’t go on forever and if it stops, persuading people to isolate becomes even harder.

Appreciate statistics are unreliable (so would need to get better) but for example Hull have supposedly had 1 confirmed case out of 250k people. If after regular testing there was still no sign then relaxing restrictions could reduce the burden to fund other areas (e.g gov assistance or for nhs). That’s obviously a very small area, but say if Scotland are having the same then I can’t see Scottish parliament not relaxing it. (Appreciate different political dynamic)

I’ll add that’s just my opinion and based on an understanding that people aren’t expecting to be able to extinguish it altogether very quickly (e.g immunisation way down the line) so would be looking at trying to manage it. How easy or practical that is I’ve no idea as obviously not qualified in this area.
So you relax an area, which people visit for work from all areas of the country, and suddenly come into contact with more people than they would have because that area has had its lockdown relaxed, and guess what happens next..
 
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So you relax an area, which people visit for work from all areas of the country, and suddenly come into contact with more people than they would have because that area has had its lockdown relaxed, and guess what happens next..
Fully get your point but again I’m working on the assumption you’re not eradicating the virus.

Under your premise you can’t relax the current self isolation (which would allow people to travel) until every single case of covid has gone in the country plus an additional period (and that would still require all borders to be closed). What if a key worker passes it to family member neither have significant symptoms. Lockdown lifted, then they go out and pass it on not realising it. Same point, what happens next? But presumably you’re not proposing a 12/18 month or seasonal lockdown until a vaccine has been found and mass produced?

In the situation you put forward, one people in higher concentration spots would still be locked down but I’d assume testing kicks in, then isolate/regular check the likely contacts to contain in that area. It also assumes area has the nhs capacity to deal with a smaller outbreak.

I should add I think they’ll want to keep it the same if they can, as you already see comments on mixed messaging. I just responded to a small comment from Homer and consider it plausible that a one strategy fits all may not be the final answer; perhaps on something small like which towns open up employment e.g. spaces that can be controlled.
 
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Maybe I am getting it this wrong but I dont think the whole country will peak at the same time.

London looks like it's about to go off. We are hundreds of miles and a sea away but under the same restrictions. I feel it will get bad here too but not as early as London.

Time will tell.
 

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Maybe I am getting it this wrong but I dont think the whole country will peak at the same time.

London looks like it's about to go off. We are hundreds of miles and a sea away but under the same restrictions. I feel it will get bad here too but not as early as London.

Time will tell.
Your right, they’ll be hot spots in different areas/regions or cities, and the more diverse and congested, the potential for more cases, so London is very much a potential hot spot, I personally think there’s loads of positive cases in lockdown, so until testing becomes more accessible, we truly don’t know the current scale, but I think it’s hugely embedded within us already, but hopefully the current lockdown will stifle it, to some degree, but when you look at whats going on at the Excel (4k beds) and local news reporting the same is being prepared at the NEC, someone knows a lot more than us and are preparing themselves for some big numbers, not just for confirmed cases, but for mass deaths also!
 

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I fear we are playing the long game. Trying to draw this thing out to minimize deaths.

I dont disagree with the tactic but people need to realise this wont be going away for quite some time.

It's taken wuhan 3 months on strict lock down to get a handle on it.

If theres any golf this summer I'd be happy. Next few weeks we will have a better idea.
 
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Some of the posts on these recent threads sadly show what a pathetic, selfish nation we have become.

Despite a rising death toll, rapidly increasing unemployment, and people not even able to attend funerals of those they are close to, we have grown men throwing their toys out the pram because they cant play golf for a bit!

In terms of the original question - id guess they might allow more activity in a few months should the cases show significant reduction.
I understand where your coming from but it's the usual minority who cant see past themselves.
We are not a selfish nation as the half a million who have volunteered to do whatever they can for the NHS during this crisis testifies.
The vast majority on here are not as self-centred as the few.
 

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I understand where your coming from but it's the usual minority who cant see past themselves.
We are not a selfish nation as the half a million who have volunteered to do whatever they can for the NHS during this crisis testifies.
The vast majority on here are not as self-centred as the few.
Whilst I agree your premise, I think it's also important to recognise that many of those who's comments on here, a golf forum for golf discussions, seem self-centred, may well be part of the half million.
These things are not mutually exclusive.
 
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Whilst I agree your premise, I think it's also important to recognise that many of those who's comments on here, a golf forum for golf discussions, seem self-centred, may well be part of the half million.
These things are not mutually exclusive.
I'm not saying all of us who want to get back to playing are self-centred as you rightly say it's a golf forum.
People in all walks of life want to get back to normality, it's those who would put others at risk for their own selfish needs I'm getting at.
 
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Slightly off topic but I now feel very happy that the last hole I played (Sunday 22nd March), I played in regulation, given a strong cross wind and the fact its SI1 I can have a prolonged break knowing my form was good ;)
 

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Slightly off topic but I now feel very happy that the last hole I played (Sunday 22nd March), I played in regulation, given a strong cross wind and the fact its SI1 I can have a prolonged break knowing my form was good ;)
Indeed. Made a par at the last on Sunday having chopped it round all day and hit my best drive of the day, so so 3 wood and left 156 into a breeze hurting and left to right over water. Nothing to lose and although the swing was crap the result was good and it got over the pond (just) and two putted for an easy par.
 
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So you relax an area, which people visit for work from all areas of the country, and suddenly come into contact with more people than they would have because that area has had its lockdown relaxed, and guess what happens next..
On the other hand, I think you can be fairly sure that people wont be flocking to Hull ... :)
 

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Slightly off topic but I now feel very happy that the last hole I played (Sunday 22nd March), I played in regulation, given a strong cross wind and the fact its SI1 I can have a prolonged break knowing my form was good ;)
Haha. My last stroke was a 15ft birdie putt! I'd been 3 putting all day, so remember joking about golf taking the piss. Sadly it turned out to be not just golf...
 

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Slightly off topic but I now feel very happy that the last hole I played (Sunday 22nd March), I played in regulation, given a strong cross wind and the fact its SI1 I can have a prolonged break knowing my form was good ;)
My last round was crap. And the last hole I chopped it about, fatted a pitch to a temporary green I didn't even know was a temp green until I got there, then gave myself a 6 foot putt and called it a 7. Oh well. :LOL:
 

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In all honesty, not sure when I will next play. I decided not to renew my current membership just before this hit and so will be looking for a new club. Will need to do some research as to the state of local clubs after this has finished and see how I feel. Happy to be a nomad until then.
 

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In all honesty, not sure when I will next play. I decided not to renew my current membership just before this hit and so will be looking for a new club. Will need to do some research as to the state of local clubs after this has finished and see how I feel. Happy to be a nomad until then.
Didn’t think you had that much choice Greg, dependent on how far you wanted to travel, which I believe isn’t far.
 

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Didn’t think you had that much choice Greg, dependent on how far you wanted to travel, which I believe isn’t far.
More willing to travel these days so have Stoke Rochford, Sleaford, Spalding, Greetham Valley, Rutland Water etc. Going back to Stoke is the prime option but need to see how they are once this is over
 
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It might be a while. But all being well the fairways should be in cracking nick as I believe one of the off-course greens team is staying with the Head Greenkeeper in his house on course to keep things cut. And they'll be able to finish the couple of new bunkers they hadn't quite completed. Plus with no golf the new turf around the new bunkers will have plenty of time to get well bedded in - undisturbed by size 10s. Desperately seeking a golfing upside to this crisis.
 
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More willing to travel these days so have Stoke Rochford, Sleaford, Spalding, Greetham Valley, Rutland Water etc. Going back to Stoke is the prime option but need to see how they are once this is over
I would have thought Stoke would be in a good place as they had a cracking winter with green fees as loads from Leicester visited as it was the only course open for miles.
 
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