Good news for golf lovers in Arizona. According to the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America, it is included in the list of States where playing golf and course maintenance is allowed even though most establishments are closed due to the threat of COVID-19. Golf is deemed as a safe sport because the nature of the game keeps the players at an appropriate distance from each other. But along with the permission to still enjoy golf is a responsibility to observe measures that will ensure the good health of players and people working on courses. Golf has always been a sport with many rules and in this time of crisis, you can just expect the number of do’s and don’ts to increase. If you are headed out to enjoy a quick round of golf on your favorite course, here are a number of precautions to keep in mind.
Observe no-touch policy.
Golf players may stand far apart from each other but can also come into contact by exchanging handshakes or throwing high fives. To lessen risk of contracting the disease, it is better to avoid these gestures during and after the game. You can still acknowledge your opponent anyway even without physical contact.
Avoid golf carts for now.
Golf carts offer a convenient way to navigate the expansive course. However, since it is hard to tell if previous users of the cart are infected or not, resorting to walking may be the best option for now. Players who really need a cart since it will be difficult to walk the course can request a private cart so they need to share a ride with others.
Bring your own golf equipment and accessories.
Health experts say that the virus can stay alive in certain objects so sharing, borrowing and renting golf accessories is not advisable for now. It is better to be safe than sorry so it is better to bring your own golf balls, golf clubs, and other accessories.
Wash and sanitize.
Along with your golf accessories, do not forget to bring items that can help you keep germs at bay such as rubbing alcohol, disinfecting wipes or hand sanitizers. You can use these items to keep your hands clean at all times. This also stresses the importance of sanitizing every golf item you will use and every other thing you have with you while playing such as phones and keys. It would also be an extra precaution to use face masks and hand gloves.
Head home right after the game.
Most golf courses have a clubhouse where players can hang out with friends after a game. Discussing the events of the game over a hearty snack or a few drinks is indeed a cool way to end a tee time. Unfortunately, this is a luxury we have to let go of for now since it is risky to be in close contact with others. So after a great game outside, the next best thing to do is head home.
Our team in Pinnacle Golf Vacations care about the well-being of our clients above anything else. Thus, you can be assured that our services include measures that prioritize health and safety. Do not hesitate to reach out to us for help in booking tee times to golf courses of your choice and to learn more about what our team can offer in this time. You can also check out our online form for a quick quote. We will be more than glad to assist you.