— TPC Toronto at Osprey Valley (@TPC_Toronto) May 11, 2020
— The Club @ Bond Head (@ClubatBondHead) May 11, 2020
As golf courses in Southern Ontario waited for word from their provincial government about when they can open, the weather made its presence felt with the blanket of May snow it left Monday morning on the fairways of operations such as TPC Toronto at Osprey Valley and the Club at Bond Head, both just north of Toronto … That blanket of May snow came just after the province okayed the opening of provincial parks and conservation areas for limited use in time for the Victoria Day long weekend, but not golf courses, which unlike the open air venues that were open, actually have precautions in place to prevent the spread of coronavirus and encourage social distance … Last week’s GNN Poll asked readers how the size of the staff this year compares to a year ago where they work, or did work. The majority, or 40 per cent of respondents said staff size would be below 50 per cent compared to last year, another 38 per cent said between 50 and 75 per cent, 15 per cent said between 75 and 100 per cent, with just seven per cent saying the staff would be the same size … This week’s poll asks readers if they expect many incidents of golfers not adhering to precautions to avoid the spread of coronavirus at the golf operation where they work. As of this writing, 75 per cent said a few, but not many, with another 16 per cent saying plenty of incidents and nine per cent expecting no incidents. If you haven’t already, you can cast your vote on the GNN home page.