Yesterday morning we took the decision to create a special News Department for Coronavirus-related posts. However we did not expect that less than 36 hours later it would contain 12 items including news that The Master has been postponed – for the first time since World War II.
We hope that next week, instead of 100% bad news, we shall be able to carry plenty of information about how people can go on playing golf – a sport with health benefits that are universally recognised – with their safety assured by some changes of behaviour both on and off the course.
We have heard, for example, about clubs leaving internal doors open, so people don’t have to touch door handles; hand towels being removed so a) customers don’t re-use them, and b) staff don’t have to touch them to launder them; no fist-bumps, elbow-bumps etc . just the thumbs-up sign instead; clubs being relaxed about people changing shoes in the car park and not changing clothes after their rounds so they have their showers at home and only use the locker rooms for a comfort break.
Any readers with ideas and tips about how people should change their behaviour in the current situation but carry on playing golf (even more golf?) should contact our correspondent via email@example.com, or me via firstname.lastname@example.org We will be delighted to share everything with you, our readers, and the golf business as a whole. Stay healthy.
Geoff Russell, Publisher https://golfbusinessnews.com