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#31 golfguy33

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Posted 01 April 2020 - 11:52 AM

All this sitting around doing sfa is starting to get to me.
It feels like a month since I last played but it's only been 6 days.

So how's your new exercise and weight loss training program going ?

Now would be a great time to reinvent your golf swing too.

 

If nothing else you could get a bit fitter, loose some weight and make the changes required to find some extra distance !

 

Those are the things that would keep you focused and while away the time and your boredom problems... 



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Posted 01 April 2020 - 12:10 PM

So how's your new exercise and weight loss training program going ?
Now would be a great time to reinvent your golf swing too.
 
If nothing else you could get a bit fitter, loose some weight and make the changes required to find some extra distance !
 
Those are the things that would keep you focused and while away the time and your boredom problems...


I've actually lost a couple of kgs since we stopped socialising but I still feel allergic to exercise.

Working on my swing is always a constant thing and I have this year gained a little distance and accuracy, which have contributed to a dive in my handicap. I have the gear at home to practise when I have the urge.
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Posted 01 April 2020 - 02:30 PM

Total confusion by state health departments.

 

NSW golf courses are allowed to be open, according to Golf NSW yet Golf Australia (Victoria ) are saying No go.

 

who is making the decisions..

 

How can it be healthy in one state NSW and unhealthy in Victoria...


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Posted 02 April 2020 - 09:58 AM

Can anyone link to where the Victorian govt specifically mention Golf courses are to close completely?

I know what Golf Australia has advised but they cant tell individual clubs what to do.

Looking at the Victorian directive it does mention Mini-Golf but not Golf on full size courses.

My local has cancelled all club competition but remains available to members for exercise in groups of 2 max. 



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Posted 02 April 2020 - 11:39 PM

Can anyone link to where the Victorian govt specifically mention Golf courses are to close completely?

I know what Golf Australia has advised but they cant tell individual clubs what to do.

Looking at the Victorian directive it does mention Mini-Golf but not Golf on full size courses.

My local has cancelled all club competition but remains available to members for exercise in groups of 2 max. 

It relates to the stage 3 directive and GA have advised to close, which would negate any legal problems caused by one member infecting another !

Duty of care by the individual clubs ?


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Posted 03 April 2020 - 07:02 AM

Arse covering more likely! For example , is the golf club held to be responsible if golfers flaunt the restrictions by playing in groups of more than two persons (Victoria).

 

I have been busy painting my picket fences, and west facing wall on my weather board house. They were on my list, but golf always took precedence( according to Her Indoors) . Next my bikes will get some much needed attention, ready for a spin over to S.A. when the border is opened.

 

WIth all the cash being spent ( thank you future tax payers) there will come a time when our leaders calculate that our hospitals well be able to cope ( thank you China for the mushroom job so we are unprepared) and the restrictions will be wound back and then re-evaluate the infection rate.  It could take 18 months for a vaccine, and economically lock down til then is not affordable.


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Posted 03 April 2020 - 10:35 AM

Can anyone link to where the Victorian govt specifically mention Golf courses are to close completely?

I know what Golf Australia has advised but they cant tell individual clubs what to do.

Looking at the Victorian directive it does mention Mini-Golf but not Golf on full size courses.

My local has cancelled all club competition but remains available to members for exercise in groups of 2 max. 

 

 

 

If you click on the  here at the bottom of the age it takes you to a directive from the health officer which states clearly in paragraph 5 that ALL outdoor recreation is not permitted until at least 13th April and persons controlling the club MUST not allow the facility to operate.

 

extract from Golf Australia web site 27/3: It is Golf Australia’s recommendation that, based on the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services directive issued as part of the Victorian Government’s Stage 2 restrictions regarding COVID-19, all golf clubs and facilities should close as soon as practicable until April 13, 2020.

The directive that prohibits social sports gatherings applies to golf clubs and facilities, which are classified as ‘recreational facilities’ under clause 5 of the directive. A copy of the directive is located here.


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Posted 05 April 2020 - 07:49 PM

We've got a problem when in Society when we keep bottle shops open but close golf courses. 

 

A small enclosed place that sells alcohol which causes obesity, kills brain cells and the list goes on vs a large out door area where social distancing is a norm and people breathe fresh air.

 

The only rationale is that we have more people addicted to alcohol than we do to golf.


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Posted 05 April 2020 - 08:49 PM

We've got a problem when in Society when we keep bottle shops open but close golf courses. 
 
A small enclosed place that sells alcohol which causes obesity, kills brain cells and the list goes on vs a large out door area where social distancing is a norm and people breathe fresh air.
 
The only rationale is that we have more people addicted to alcohol than we do to golf.

When you declare that people should be staying home with the exception of essential activities , allowing people to play golf is kinda out sync with that , no surprises in NSW that has worst infection rate by far

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Posted 06 April 2020 - 11:52 AM

When you declare that people should be staying home with the exception of essential activities , allowing people to play golf is kinda out sync with that , no surprises in NSW that has worst infection rate by far

More out of sync is things like horse racing continuing (1000's of people + jockeys involved) and bottle shops staying open like drinking piss is somehow something that needs to happen.

 

Punters out on 100 acres playing golf/exercising isn't spreading the virus, essential no but in terms of what else is allowed its a minor.

 

To equate people playing golf in NSW to the infection rate is beyond ridiculous but I'm so accustomed to Victorians with chips on their shoulder having a shot its no biggie.


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Posted 06 April 2020 - 12:13 PM

We've got a problem when in Society when we keep bottle shops open but close golf courses. 
 
A small enclosed place that sells alcohol which causes obesity, kills brain cells and the list goes on vs a large out door area where social distancing is a norm and people breathe fresh air.
 
The only rationale is that we have more people addicted to alcohol than we do to golf.


I agree with your arguments but the conclusion is flawed, despite the inference.

If the populace can't get grog, they'll turn to drugs.
Then all we need is for some idiot to claim that ice (the drug) kills covid-19 in its tracks and the whole world would go beserk.
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Posted 06 April 2020 - 12:17 PM

When you declare that people should be staying home with the exception of essential activities , allowing people to play golf is kinda out sync with that , no surprises in NSW that has worst infection rate by far

That's true but when you label the purchase and consumption of alcohol as an essential activity its labelling as as the complete opposite to what it is - i.e. unessential



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Posted 06 April 2020 - 01:04 PM

More out of sync is things like horse racing continuing (1000's of people + jockeys involved) and bottle shops staying open like drinking piss is somehow something that needs to happen.

 

Punters out on 100 acres playing golf/exercising isn't spreading the virus, essential no but in terms of what else is allowed its a minor.

 

To equate people playing golf in NSW to the infection rate is beyond ridiculous but I'm so accustomed to Victorians with chips on their shoulder having a shot its no biggie.

what a lame response, a retail shop being open is consistent with the current status it has no relevance to public places that promote people breaking what Health authorities have declared that is STAY HOME , NSW have botched a number of decisions that have contributed to where they currently sit, this is simply another one .  



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Posted 06 April 2020 - 03:04 PM

You live in Victoria, the advice here is different.

 

Just watch how much of Comrade Dan's Kool Aid you are ingesting, the cure may be worse than the disease.

 

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Posted 06 April 2020 - 03:29 PM

Thanks for the replies, the Health officer removed any grey by declaring golf a restricted activity. Luckily I live near NSW so will be having a game there tomorrow. I get that we need to have physical distancing and stay at home where possible but blanket banning all outdoor activities except walking or riding a bike is ridiculous. Especially where it is safe to continue ie golf or fishing or boating. If these restrictions are in place for 6 months, many courses will not be able to reopen.






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