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Old 03-25-2020, 05:31 PM
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the wife and i played turtle mound today, we liked the pvc around the hole.
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Old 03-25-2020, 05:42 PM
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the wife and i played turtle mound today, we liked the pvc around the hole.
It's actually just the regular cup...left above ground.

To approximate normal conditions, my groups have instituted a rule that if your ball hits the raised cup it must stay within "gimme range" (18")...to be considered "holed out."

If something similar to that rule isn't used, a lot of folks would be banging their ball at the cup pretty hard, just trying to hit the now raised cup, whereas it probably would have been hit too hard...and wouldn't have fallen in the hole under normal conditions.

It is nice though, that you don't have to put your hand down in the cup now, where LOTS of other hands...have gone before.
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Old 03-25-2020, 05:52 PM
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A "rule" for your group is fine, let everyone else decide what's GTG for themselves and have fun with it. Oh, and on Palmer it is a PVC pipe and not an upside down cup.
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Hawks Bay today had PVC inserts. Also, no rakes in sand traps, starter advised you can still hit from the trap and smooth the sand with your foot, or lift ball and hit from outside the trap. Worked for us.
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After I saw that on the 1st green, I looked for the windmill and the clown's mouth on #2
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Hawks Bay today had PVC inserts. Also, no rakes in sand traps, starter advised you can still hit from the trap and smooth the sand with your foot, or lift ball and hit from outside the trap. Worked for us.
Not raking the traps or smoothing their footprints is nothing new for a lot of people. I've started taking my own rake on the off chance I hit into a trap.
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No holes in one for awhile.
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Wow. Really I think I'll set aside playing golf and find things to do around the house.
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Hawks Bay today had PVC inserts. Also, no rakes in sand traps, starter advised you can still hit from the trap and smooth the sand with your foot, or lift ball and hit from outside the trap. Worked for us.
I had been told that they were going to just leave the cups above the hole, so they could still have the flags, but admit....I haven't actually seen them yet.

Will hopefully be able to see for myself by Saturday.
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After I saw that on the 1st green, I looked for the windmill and the clown's mouth on #2
Are we to assume that the PVC is a response to COVID 19 and not an attempt to reduce maintenance costs an will revert to normal shortly.
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Great Idea.


Really does not change the game.


No body in TV is getting a check based on their score.


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Are we to assume that the PVC is a response to COVID 19 and not an attempt to reduce maintenance costs an will revert to normal shortly.
Yes-Intelligent response to this and other diseases.
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Same on Amberwood
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We played Walnut grove and they did not have the PVC pipes yet (pool noodles cut up are also effective). I wish they did. We were paired with 2 lovely gentlemen but they did NOT practice any social distancing or safety procedures. Both came over to withing 2 feet of our cart at the starter shack and attempted to shake our hands; they kept lifting the pin to putt, etc. I gave them both a paper towel soaked with alcohol to wipe their hands and asked them politely to stay away. Neither of them were taking this too seriously. They were much older than hubby and me by at least 10 years.

How can we get the message out to others that we are NOT being unfriendly, but trying to keep us (and THEM) safe?
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Old 03-26-2020, 07:14 AM
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I saw the same thing yesterday on a golf course. I politely and firmly said “ please stay 6 feet away and practice social distancing “. They followed my instructions thankfully
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