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To play golf safely during the Covid-19 pandemic (Part 1)

If they are careful to protect themselves and follow the instructions, the golfer can still carry the club. This expert is also a golfer, comes from a family of father, husband and children playing golf.

Dr. Catherine Troisi concurred with the idea. She is an epidemiologist for infectious diseases at the Texas State University Health Sciences Center. According to Dr. Cawcutt, there are eight things to keep in mind on the pitch for golfers.

For the golfer

Add the antiseptic solution to the bag and use it regularly, at least 20 seconds at a time – it takes just the same amount of time to make a stroke. If your hands are dirty, do not touch your face or mouth as they may contain nCoV.

At the tee, fairway or on the green, follow the “social distancing” slogan, which is the technical terminology in epidemiology with a minimum distance of 1.8 meters. With this distance, the golfer is out of range for viral infections in airborne diseases.

With sticks

Wipe the stick and bag club in contact with the tram used to move on the field, cleaning the handle. Do not use hire sticks.

With the ball

After each ball picking, the golfer should clean their hands – the action can be considered “silly” at peace, but important in the season. This does not take much time because it can be done while sitting in the tram.

And when you hit the ball into the forest, the golfer should go and find his right ball and then hand hygiene or accept “a bit expensive”. There will be people who want to pick up the derelict, but then, don’t touch your mouth with your hand.

With gloves

It is also advisable to use disinfectant solution for gloves although golfers will feel uncomfortable because of the grip grip.

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The scenario for golf tournaments in the Covid-19 pandemic (Part 2)

Torrey Pines and Pebble Beach both have many pitches. This is an important factor, helping to bring the entire number of golfers to the field for the first two rounds of a full-field event with 156 people like the US Open in the area with “days shorter than nights” in the last months of the year. like the state of California.

Early in the season, Masters on Augusta National Stadium were at the top of the traditional major quartet’s calendar, with a 9/4 opening date. But Covid-19 caused the Organizing Committee to postpone the announcement on March 13.

In the revised program, Masters will start on November 9. And in accordance with this arrangement, the PGA Championship at TPC Harding Park in San Francisco became the main launch artillery, from August 6-9.

The following weeks were part of the PGA Tour with one event per week, respectively, including the Wyndham Championship, three FedEx Cup playoff tournaments, and the 2019-2020 Championship Championship Tournament on East Lake in Atlanta.

During the sessions, the reopening of the PGA Tour’s main event The Players Championship was also a topic of discussion, but ultimately fell out of the game. And until now, the Ryder Cup is kept in the same position – from September 25 to September 28.

Despite the new calendar, the major events may change due to Covid-19. And within the current vision, the PGA Tour aims to reopen the arena by mid-June. That will enable them to use four weeks of golf vacations at the Olympic Games (delayed until next year), US and British major expands. (transferred to a new schedule) to reorganize previously canceled or canceled tournaments.

The remaining problem to be solved is the major broadcasters in the US such as NBC, CBS, Fox and ESPN. Not only golf, they are committed to famous sports arenas such as NLF football, NBA basketball, MLB baseball, Premier League football, NASCAR racing…

All these events are struggling restructuring broadcasts during and after the epidemic. That means that the US Open will probably be more broadcast on Fox Sports 1 channel instead of Fox’s main network. Under the contract, the broadcaster is supposed to broadcast on the main channel when the US Open takes place in June as usual.

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The scenario for golf tournaments in the Covid-19 pandemic (Part 1)

A new roadmap for the remaining major tournaments of the year is being finalized, according to Golfweek on April 2.

The five world power organizations have been discussing telemetry remotely every day for the past three weeks to salvage the remaining nail events of the year. These include Royal & Ancient (R&A), American Golf Association (USGA), American Professional Golf Association (PGAA), PGA Tour and Augusta National.

The Open

The only obstacle that caused the joint statement of the new schedule to be delayed is the R&A’s hesitation between canceling or postponing the 14th Major The Open Championship.

On April 3rd, R&A confirmed the tournament does not change the time held. The schedule is still from 16 / 7 to 7/19 at the Royal St George Stadium, Kent, England. This move comes after the Golf Digest used its own source in the article about The Open’s cancellation.

According to the new scenario that Golfweek has, The Open is not the key event in the traditional major quartet. The tournament is set on September 17 – September 20. One week before the scheduled start of the Great War between the United States and Europe at the Ryder Cup at the Whistling Straits in Wisconsin.

If R&A chooses to cancel The Open, the frame July 16 – July 19 will be filled with a US Open on Winged Foot.

But the USGA’s 120-year-old event also has some issues. “We have not been able to confirm the specific date so far. Although we hope we can begin the US Open as planned, the complicated situation has increased the risk of postponement. With PGA Tour, Fox Sports and other golf organizations, we are considering some possible directions”.

One of the solutions Annis mentioned was the US Open organization on the US West Coast in the second half of July or beyond. USGA had preliminary discussions with two potential locations in California. It is a combination of Torrey Pines golf and Pebble Beach Golf Links.

However, Torrey Pines took the right to host the tournament in 2021. Pebble Beach was the battleground of the previous year. However, this is the most feasible option of the USGA yard selection options.

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Coronavirus outbreak: England Golf statement

As the public health emergency escalates, the sports governing bodies have been detailing their plans to deal with the Covid-19 epidemic.

As the coronavirus outbreak continues to escalate, golf’s four governing bodies in the UK and Ireland – England Golf, Scottish Golf, Wales Golf and the Golfing Union of Ireland – have set out their advice to clubs, and outlined how the virus will affect their championships in 2020, in a series of statements.

England Golf statement regarding coronavirus

England Golf  – in light of the developing situation with the COVID-19 outbreak – has today issued the following guidance to all our affiliated golf clubs and golfers.

We fully recognize the need to adhere to the expert advice available and as such we would point all our clubs in the direction of the guidelines set out in detail by Public Health England via their website.

Details on how best to cope with the virus can also be found via the World Health Organization website which will provide rolling updates and the best ways to mitigate against the spread of the infection.

NHS England also provides updated and expert advice via their website.

All golf clubs should note, act upon and continually monitor the advice and guidance issued by these expert authorities in relation to the current coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

It is important that we all work together, following the advice of qualified professionals, in controlling the spread of COVID-19.

This remains a very fluid situation and England Golf will continue to take their lead from the government and public health authorities when it comes to safeguarding our clubs and members and offering practical and necessary steps to ensure the health and wellbeing of golfers and golf club staff.

England Golf chief executive Jeremy Tomlinson said: “The expert practical advice that is available from the health authorities and national government should remain the first point of reference for all our golf clubs and golfers.

 “This is clearly a fluid and developing situation and we will continue to monitor events as they progress and pass on the relevant information to our stakeholders.

 “By working in alignment with those who are specialists in this field, we will be able to take the necessary precautions and provide the correct measures to deal with the COVID-19 outbreak.”