As I mentioned in this blog last week, some unconventional thinking in traditional down time could go a long way in this year of the pandemic.
Golf has been recognized as a safe sport in which its players can physically distance themselves from others. GolfNorth, based in Southern Ontario, is offering winter golf on many of its courses this year in which its summer tees and greens won’t be used.
Some golf courses offer their land for cross country skiing, which would, of course, requires tees and greens to be marked as places to stay away from in the winter.
Cross country skiing is another activity in which participants can safely distance themselves from others and in that case, or golf, a bonfire in a pit could offer a warm refuge, with seats appropriately spaced of course, to enjoy some coffee, hot chocolate or take out food.
Activities such as winter golf, cross country skiing or any other safe recreation you come up with will be at a premium this winter with coronavirus cases spiking once again and making them available would certainly be appreciated in your community, perhaps even draw more people to the game in the warmer months.
Of course, such activities would have to adhere to provincial and municipal COVID guidelines, which could change depending on the coronavirus situation where you operate.
Can you see the golf course where you work getting involved in winter activities this year?
That’s our question in this week’s GNN Poll.
You can answer below or on the GNN home page and if you’d like to add a few thoughts on this subject, please use the Comments section below.
Do you see the golf operation where you work offering activities such as snow golf or cross country skiing this winter?
- No (65%)
- Yes (35%)