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#61 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 03 April 2020 - 07:47 PM

Carole Ireland, manager of the golf course, says since they closed a little over a week ago to help stop the spread of COVID-19, staff have noticed up to 60 people per day using the course when they shouldn’t be.

“Some of them are heading out there to golf for free, we’ve had lacrosse, we’ve had families playing in the sand traps, we’ve had soccer, baseball and people walking their dogs,” she says.



https://www.vicnews....e-being-closed/

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#62 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 22 April 2020 - 09:36 AM

Several golf courses on Vancouver Island have re-opened with strict precautions amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

“It’s controlled enjoyment,” said Patrick Chury, general manager of Gorge Vale.

 

 

https://www.timescol...ions-1.24121969



#63 johnk2

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Posted 22 April 2020 - 11:09 AM

Playing golf can't be more dangerous than grocery shopping. Probably less so.


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#64 Bernard

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Posted 23 April 2020 - 09:10 AM

Playing golf can't be more dangerous than grocery shopping. Probably less so.

Shopping for groceries does not have the risk of being hit by a golf ball



#65 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 23 April 2020 - 09:24 AM

tiger woods and mickelson are going to do a skins.

#66 todd

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Posted 23 April 2020 - 09:25 AM

You all have your own clubs/ball you don’t have to stand close together no touching except the hole.

#67 shoeflack

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Posted 23 April 2020 - 10:40 AM

You all have your own clubs/ball you don’t have to stand close together no touching except the hole.

 

My wife was talking about something like this the other day, but she's never played golf in her life.


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#68 todd

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Posted 23 April 2020 - 01:53 PM

My wife was talking about something like this the other day, but she's never played golf in her life.


Honestly most of the time these puns are completely unintentional I read a lot of Dr. Seuss.
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#69 todd

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Posted 23 April 2020 - 02:12 PM

I guess just don’t touch the sides: https://youtu.be/atnu4CTAC64

#70 LJ

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Posted 23 April 2020 - 07:36 PM

You all have your own clubs/ball you don’t have to stand close together no touching except the hole.

Actually the cup is raised up a couple of inches out of the ground so your ball does not go "in" the hole, it just bounces off.

 

No rakes in the sandtraps, everybody in their own cart, makes it pretty safe.

 

Oh and you tap putters rather than shaking hands at the end of the round.


Edited by LJ, 23 April 2020 - 07:37 PM.

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#71 todd

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Posted 23 April 2020 - 07:49 PM

Actually the cup is raised up a couple of inches out of the ground so your ball does not go "in" the hole, it just bounces off.
 
No rakes in the sandtraps, everybody in their own cart, makes it pretty safe.
 
Oh and you tap putters rather than shaking hands at the end of the round.


Do you really need unnecessary contact?

#72 LJ

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Posted 23 April 2020 - 07:50 PM

Do you really need unnecessary contact?

What unnecessary contact? We don't have any contact.


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#73 todd

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Posted 23 April 2020 - 07:57 PM

What unnecessary contact? We don't have any contact.


You have no idea where the other persons putter has been bad enough the ball. Teenagers do some weird thing to golf holes.

Can’t you just wave putters.

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#74 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 24 April 2020 - 07:55 AM

how about just land the ball on the green. then add 1.5 strokes and pick up.
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#75 SimonH

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Posted 24 April 2020 - 01:26 PM

how about just land the ball on the green. then add 1.5 strokes and pick up.

That only happens under Trump golf rules. the rest of us abide by the spirit and rules of the game. ( its a joke VW, a joke)


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#76 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 24 April 2020 - 01:41 PM

That only happens under Trump golf rules. the rest of us abide by the spirit and rules of the game. ( its a joke VW, a joke)

 

it's presidential tradition:

 

Bill Clinton. He leads the book's Hail to the Cheats section, which also features Richard Nixon, Warren Harding and Johnson. Van Natta golfed with Clinton last summer. "He followed the rules for about a hole and a half. Then he let down his guard and started taking these do-over shots, gimme putts and at the end of the 18 holes, it took him about 200 swings to score an 82."

 

https://www.npr.org/...storyId=1246185


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#77 LJ

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Posted 24 April 2020 - 07:41 PM

how about just land the ball on the green. then add 1.5 strokes and pick up.

Not with all the three putts half of my foursome makes. I would never make money at that rate.


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#78 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 04 May 2020 - 05:06 PM

Several Sooke parks and a public golf course have reopened to the public, joining an ever-expanding list of locations in the area that are returning to normal amid loosening of COVID-19 restrictions.

 

Cedar Hill Golf Course will welcome golfers on Tuesday for the first time since March 18, making the Saanich site one of the last courses to re-open following a province-wide shutdown. Gorge Vale, Victoria Golf Course, Uplands, Cordova Bay and other local courses have all opened in recent weeks, albeit in a limited capacity.

 

https://www.timescol...open-1.24129373



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Posted 09 May 2020 - 04:44 AM

Oak Bay’s Henderson Park public golf course is reopening on May 11 and with many new rules.

 

Henderson, which is a Par 3 or pitch-and-putt, is one of the only municipal golf courses in Greater Victoria and the only public course in Oak Bay. The decision to reopen the course comes as the District of Oak Bay is developing a recovery plan in accordance with the public health guidelines and directions from the province.

 

For the time being, adults playing Henderson are asked to limit to groups of two, unless it’s a family foursome with two adults and two kids. All booking is done online ahead of time, no walk-ons, and players must bring their own equipment.

 

 

https://www.vicnews....-no-high-fives/


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Posted 13 May 2020 - 10:24 PM

 

Oak Bay’s Henderson Park public golf course is reopening on May 11 and with many new rules.

 

Henderson, which is a Par 3 or pitch-and-putt, is one of the only municipal golf courses in Greater Victoria and the only public course in Oak Bay. The decision to reopen the course comes as the District of Oak Bay is developing a recovery plan in accordance with the public health guidelines and directions from the province.

 

For the time being, adults playing Henderson are asked to limit to groups of two, unless it’s a family foursome with two adults and two kids. All booking is done online ahead of time, no walk-ons, and players must bring their own equipment.

 

 

https://www.vicnews....-no-high-fives/

 

 

Henderson Park Par 3 Golf Course - COVID-19 PANDEMIC POLICY

The health and safety of the public and staff is the top priority. It is everyone’s responsibility to help prevent the potential spread of COVID-19.

The following protocols will support the efforts to maintain the health and safety of golfers and staff participating:

Before you come:

  • If you are sick, please DO NOT use the golf course
  • STAY home if you have travelled in the past 14 days OR if someone in your household is sick. If you have symptoms, please call 8-1-1 or use the BCCDC self- assessment tool.
  • Tee times can ONLY be booked and paid for by registering online at recreationoakbay.ca or by calling Henderson reception between the hours of 8:30am-5pm Monday through Sunday.
  • No walk on traffic at this time. Henderson Recreation Centre Facility will remain closed until further notice.
  • Tee times will be available to book 4 days in advance, cancellations available 4 hours before tee time.
  • Tee time intervals are 20 minutes apart to spread out the increase the physical distance between players.
  • Golfers must arrive at the course no earlier than 10 minutes before their tee time. If you arrive late you will forfeit your tee time.
  • Check in with staff on the first tee prior to the start of your round. Staff will monitor the golf course to ensure players are practicing social distancing and to confirm player’s registration to play.
  • Physical distancing is not optional. Please Keep 2 metres apart from each other at all times.
  • Maintain groups of 2 or less (exception for a family household – Max 2 adults over 19 years and 2 youth under the age of 19 years) Groups will play as booked in tee times and there are no other joining players
  • Clubs and balls will NOT be available through Henderson Recreation Centre or Golf Course – Players must bring their own equipment.
  • Your gear is your own. No sharing of any golf equipment and/or snack, sunscreen etc.
  • Leave the flag in while putting - DO NOT TOUCH THE FLAG. The cup is upside down and your ball will tap the pin with a small drop inside cup. Please use club to remove ball. This is to prevent golfers from removing the flag or reaching in to retrieve their ball.
  • Do not shake hands or high five to celebrate, a tip of the cap will do.
  • Adhere to golf course codes of conduct and no playing through other groups.
  • High touch items are unavailable. This includes scorecards, pencils, and ball washing stations.
  • The putting green and driving area are closed.
  • All public spaces and common touch points will be cleaned regularly.
  • Washroom access is open 6am-8pm is located by the 6th/7th hole at Kiwanis Park. Only 1 person permitted in the washroom at all times.
  • Golfers are encouraged to bring their own hand sanitizer and use it each time you touch a surface.
  • Once golfers are finished their game, please head directly to your vehicle to help maintain social distance. Do not loiter in the parking lot before or after your round.

Recreation Oak Bay is following the direction of the public health authorities. For updates on COVID-19 visit www.districtoakbay.ca

People not adhering to these protocols risk the closure of the course and may be asked to leave the premises


Edited by todd, 13 May 2020 - 10:30 PM.


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