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Old 03-17-2020, 12:08 PM
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Why is golf still open, when softball is canceled?
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Softballs are not cleaned as regularly as golf balls?
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Why is golf still open, when softball is canceled?
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Why is golf still open, when softball is canceled?
Because in golf you're the only one touching your balls..
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Since most, including our groups, do not take the pin out ever, it isn't a problem. To avoid having to touch the rakes, I suggest the villages fill in all those nasty traps with grass!! But the rakes are always so hot, I only pick them up with my glove hand.
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Where in the world did you hear... "COVID viruses are destroyed in sunlight?"
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Excellent post. I have self quarantined but still playing golf. I got into a sand trap yesterday (oh what's new) and the thought of touching the handle of the rake immediately struck me. Now there will be those that say just don't touch your face and wash your hands after play but I read the average person touches their face over 1000 times per day. Impossible to not touch your face before the round is done - go ahead I dare you to try.
My understanding is that the average person may touch his/her face 90 X a day.
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If you think about it, golf might be the safest sport to play ...
Or Solitaire.
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Has anyone ever considered walking round the course?
It is I assure you, a relaxing way to spend a round of golf.
Smoke, swear, f**t, scratch/pick whatever you fancy, and all without having to consider anyone elses feeling.
Perfect heaven.
Have you considered that many seniors have knee and hip replacements and that walking 18 holes would be very difficult (or impossible for some), even on courses designed to be walking friendly, which the Championship courses in the Villages are not.
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I always walk, which is a lot healthier than sitting in a cart. In a number of countries like Sweden and Switzerland you need a doctors note to ride a cart. Also you do see A lot less overweight golfers there than you do in TV
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I always walk, which is a lot healthier than sitting in a cart. In a number of countries like Sweden and Switzerland you need a doctors note to ride a cart. Also you do see A lot less overweight golfers there than you do in TV
Good for you, but many seniors can't walk that easily, and it has nothing to do with not being healthy or being overweight. I can swim three miles without a problem, because there is no weight being put on my knees, one of which is a total knee replacement and the other is bone on bone. Swimming three miles is the equivalent of walking about 10 miles. I swim 5 or 6 days a week and play lots of golf, using my cart. But if I walk 18 holes I will be sitting in a chair with ice on my knees for the next couple of days and would be getting little to no exercise. My days of walking 18 holes are over.
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one of which is a total knee replacement and the other is bone on bone. Swimming three miles is the equivalent of walking about 10 miles..



Bone to Bone sucks................going to get it fixed???.............as you know, life changing.
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Have you considered that many seniors have knee and hip replacements and that walking 18 holes would be very difficult (or impossible for some), even on courses designed to be walking friendly, which the Championship courses in the Villages are not.
Of course I was refering to those that were able bodied.
The main reason I gave up Championship courses, was a dodgy knee, and a c****y game.
I still walk Executives, and the only course that gets me, is the last 50yards up to the 9th on Escambia. That creases me!
I think a lot of the reason American golfers use carts, is the tradition of faster play.
In UK walking is the norm, and the only ones using carts are the kids.
The majority of seniors walk until they drop.
They bury them where they fall, except in sand traps, and on greens, then they are buried two club length at the nearest point of relief.
No penalty!
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