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trailboss

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PostFri Apr 10, 20 12:27 pm    Cool to golf, not cool to go in the woods or kite? Reply with quote

61 cars in the parking lot at Indian Creek Golf Course yesterday........
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HRnico

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PostFri Apr 10, 20 1:33 pm     Reply with quote

Glad I’m not the only one that is seeing this BS
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bigjohn

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PostFri Apr 10, 20 4:04 pm     Reply with quote

I agree. Drove by TD Country club. Looked like they were having a tournament.

I saw multiple groups of people hanging out talking to each other. Must have been a slow group up front slowin' everybody down.

I have to admit it kinda pissed me off.

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dirtybackside

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PostFri Apr 10, 20 6:18 pm     Reply with quote

are you mad because you don’t golf?

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daveS

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PostSat Apr 11, 20 7:38 am     Reply with quote

Apparently it's OK to drive to recreate if you are going to the golf course. I agree it is total BS

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PostSat Apr 11, 20 8:15 am     Reply with quote

dirtybackside wrote:
are you mad because you don’t golf?


I'm mad because people who choose to ignore basic self distancing rules are putting my family, my friends, and my community at greater risk.

It's one thing to take risks (such as kiteboarding) where the risk primarily impacts you.

However, it's another thing to recklessly put others around you at risk... and all for just a little bit of self entertainment.

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PostSat Apr 11, 20 8:17 am     Reply with quote

Money, money, money, 💰
Follow the money

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HRnico

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PostSat Apr 11, 20 10:21 am     Reply with quote

Hit the river, pull your kite out of your golf travel bag. Put a golf ball in the knife pouch of your harness. Maybe a putting club attached to your board. I’m Golfing
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PostSat Apr 11, 20 10:27 am     Reply with quote

dirtybackside wrote:
are you mad because you don’t golf?


Yes, I'm mad for purely selfish reasons. I think it's probably possible to play golf in a fairly safe way. I'm just pissed that I can't ride my bike out to the trails and cruise around in the forest where not many people are around.

But, People can drive to the golf course and park with 60 other cars and ride in carts and stand 2 feet away from everyone else on the green blahblahblah....

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PostSat Apr 11, 20 10:28 am     Reply with quote

^^^
"Hit the river, pull your kite out of your golf travel bag. Put a golf ball in the knife pouch of your harness. Maybe a putting club attached to your board. I’m Golfing."

That's a good one! So true.

All joking aside, and setting aside the issue of should golf courses be allowed to be open at all, I do wonder if owners of private golf courses are in a real bind. If the powers that be do not force their closure, and an owner decides to do so out of community health concerns, are they now on the hook for dues from pissed off members?

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PostSat Apr 11, 20 11:01 am     Reply with quote

And why should they be the only business exempt from the economic apocalypse that is hitting everyone else?
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PostSat Apr 11, 20 11:41 am     Reply with quote

Exactly!

Powerful psychedelics revealed to me the true nature of golfers, and it is frightening.

Pigs in polos would be sugar coating the image.

Still have flashbacks of tusky swine driving golfcarts.

Once the truth is revealed, you can’t un-see it.

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PostSat Apr 11, 20 3:23 pm     Reply with quote

trailboss wrote:
dirtybackside wrote:
are you mad because you don’t golf?


Yes, I'm mad for purely selfish reasons. I think it's probably possible to play golf in a fairly safe way. I'm just pissed that I can't ride my bike out to the trails and cruise around in the forest where not many people are around.

But, People can drive to the golf course and park with 60 other cars and ride in carts and stand 2 feet away from everyone else on the green blahblahblah....




My comment was mostly just trolling, as I'm not much of a golfer myself. But I did go play at Indian Creek earlier this week to get out of the house. Yes, I do agree with you that golf isn't more essential than kiting or biking or anything really. But I will say that I felt cleaner leaving the golf course than I did leaving Safeway the other day. The golf staff was very persistent on keeping a 10 foot distance between everyone, allowing only 1 person in the pro shop at a time, only allowing 1 person per cart unless you are immediate household, they covered the ball cleaners, they aren't allowing anyone to take out the flagstick, they put a device in the cup so the ball doesn't go all the way in so you can get the ball without touching anything, AND there was someone out enforcing these rules, as I was busted standing too close to my colleague and was called out.

Unfortunately there wasn't anyone at Safeway patrolling the fruits and veggies, as I watched an older woman touch EVERY BOX OF STRAWBERRIES before finally choosing one that she thought was up to par (get the golf pun?)

Maybe it's just my stupid 20 something year old attitude, but I just want to kite, bike, golf as much as I can.

Singlemalt, why do you have to call people pigs?

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Singlemalt

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PostSat Apr 11, 20 3:47 pm     Reply with quote

Just relating my vision, if you did more drugs you’d get it. Ya see what ya see when the trip gets strange.

I’m just as frustrated as everyone else. Signs up closing trails, beaches closed, and a looming economic disaster. I can’t walk in the woods out here in the sticks? And yet golf courses are open? Whatever.

I feel for the grocery workers who are spending their days face to face with whoever walks in the store. And the nearly twenty million who have lost their jobs.

So, you can see how the lousy visual of golfers out on the links, enjoying the beautiful weather, is catching some flack.

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PostSat Apr 11, 20 4:05 pm     Reply with quote

Check out Malcolm Gladwell about golf, utube maybe
Or for a shorter rant, Robin Williams
Or George Carlin

I’d post links but we all have a lot of time to fill these days Laughing

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PostSat Apr 11, 20 4:34 pm     Reply with quote

Singlemalt wrote:
Just relating my vision, if you did more drugs you’d get it. Ya see what ya see when the trip gets strange.


That lil’ chunk of prose right there is a thing of beauty.

Is this a bad trip yet? Laughing

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hilton

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PostSat Apr 11, 20 5:50 pm     Reply with quote

No Golf allowed in Washington or California.

https://www.golfdigest.com/story/heres-a-state-by-state-breakdown-of-where-golfs-allowed-and-where-it-isnt

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