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  • #10467
    Madam
    Keymaster

    As L4G’s main purpose is as a community group- this page is for anyone that may want to discuss this topic. I appreciate we are hearing about it so much in our daily routine, but I thought maybe many on here may want to discuss how they are feeling about it.

    Australia has been a drought, fire, flood and now this. Very different feeling as it impacts each of us directly each day and in different ways and not off in soem distance place.

    As an L4G community, we are here for any of you if you just want to chat, or vent. It will get worse before better but we are here to support each other where we can.

    The golf course is probably as safe of a place as any- which can’t be said about so many other sports. YES, we will change our habits to a new “norm” but hopefully we get through this sooner than later.

    Cheers to everyone enjoy your weekend.

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    #10475
    OldBogey
    Participant

    I felt a little seedy this morning so I didn’t play. I doubt very much that I might have contracted covid19, but it suited me to have a day off anyway.
    A mate (mid 70s) texted to say not golfing and not socialising until further notice. To me, that seems a bit extravagant, but his (or wife’s ) choice.

    People say that nothing is impossible, but I do nothing every day.
    No championships worth mentioning in recent years.
    Progress is man's ability to complicate simplicity.

    #10479
    BumpunRun
    Participant

    I had started using the word yeet more in conversation.

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    #10482
    Schmuck
    Participant

    Yeet me in the morning

    Incessant Threadjacker

    NSW Amateur 9hole Speedgolf champ 2019 & 2020 BTB ?

    #10497
    Weetbix
    Participant

    As the shutdowns expand and borders close I think that forums like this will be great as a way to keep in touch and feel a bit less isolated. With Victoria and NSW announcing shutdowns, and WA I believe, I think Qld will be shortly behind. It is going to be tough particularly as there is no forecast end date. I will miss the golf when it is not an option.

    But all of that is inconsequential compared to everyone’s health – I hope that everyone here and all of our friends and family come through this crisis healthy and whole. And financial – that is going to be a long term challenge for us all.

    I hope that our governments are not going too hard too early but although politicians give us all the shits at times I believe that they are doing their best to manage this situation as best as possible. And I hope we will all be patient and recognise that they are in an impossible situation where no matter what they do bad things will happen. And I hope that everyone here will act sensibly and rationally.

    God bless us all

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    #10498
    BumpunRun
    Participant

    I think even if it’s too hard too early, there is some very significant financial packages targeted at a huge percentage of businesses that may well put some into good positions to continue for a long time yet.
    That in itself should be a good thing for a kick along that will help everyone

    #10499
    BumpunRun
    Participant

    And yeet

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    #10501
    OldBogey
    Participant

    Well that’s it. A complete shutdown. No more golf either.
    I wonder if the courses will keep maintaining the grounds or if it will all just go to the dogs.

    People say that nothing is impossible, but I do nothing every day.
    No championships worth mentioning in recent years.
    Progress is man's ability to complicate simplicity.

    #10508
    Hack2489
    Participant

    Hey crew. View from my sick bed is a bit different. I’ve had a lot of time to dig deep into information and assess impacts.

    For those of you that don’t know, my “job” is business and financial strategy. An analytical mind by nature, I look at all angles.

    In no.particular order:

    – this thing is serious shit. We are in for a health system in crisis. Lots of health workers not going to work for fear of impact in them and their family. We may well see military medical personnel deployed into the public health care system.

    – the health issue will not peak until July / August. ATM, it’s the calm before the storm. Get ready to know of people who get very sick.

    – the economic impact will see countries and corporations collapse. Think Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae on steroids. The GFC will pale into insignificance.

    – best you can do, we all can do, is be prepared. Think water, food, power, safety, cooking and communication. How can you prepare now. Government will try to keep food supply, fuel, etc going but it will be constricted as more and more people sucumb to the virus. Any power / water / telecommunications infrastructure faults will take a lot longer to repair. Prepare to be without.

    – resilience is key. Alert but not alarmed. Focus on what you can control, do what you can and get prepared now.

    Best analogy I’ve heard. We have a cat 5 cyclone bearing down on us, the sun is shining and sky is blue. It’s the calm before the storm.

    I hope we all make it out alive. Take care. Be safe. Look after your loved ones.

    Life as we knew it is no more.

    By the time you realise this part of my signature doesn't say anything it's too late to stop reading it.

    If at first you don't succeed, skydiving is not for you.

    Success is the ability to go from one failure to the next without any loss of enthusiasm.

    Good judgment comes from experience. Experience comes from bad judgement.

    Meditation makes doing nothing quite respectable.

    #10509
    OldBogey
    Participant

    It seems that indoor sporting facilities will be closed.
    That allows golf courses to continue to allow play even if the clubhouse is closed.

    People say that nothing is impossible, but I do nothing every day.
    No championships worth mentioning in recent years.
    Progress is man's ability to complicate simplicity.

    #10511
    Can break 80
    Participant

    It seems that indoor sporting facilities will be closed.
    That allows golf courses to continue to allow play even if the clubhouse is closed.

    If pro shop stays open and sells food and drink, and we play in 3.s courses could / should be allowed to stay open.
    smaller clubs must stay open or they will go to wall as green fee players is the main source of revenue for lots of clubs like yours and mine.
    Lets wait and see what directive Golf Australia give to clubs.

    might take my grandson fishing in the bay or in the country streams and rivers for next few months, that will certainly be social distancing, but who knows even fishing might be banned if we cannot breath without contracting the virus.
    wait on didn’t all this start in a fish shop……

    #10515
    BennyLefty
    Participant

    With the daily Government updates the impact is starting to become more clear. Let’s do the hard and inconvenient time now before it gets much worse.

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    #10521
    Madam
    Keymaster

    At moment some conflicting advice on “clubs” being able to continue with golf activities as the liquor license covers the entire property. It depends on what type of liquor license you have and it can vary a little from state to state.

    If it goes ahead as having to be closed then golf is off the table for most venues!

    GA will make advice known today.

    #10523
    Commish
    Participant

    At moment some conflicting advice on “clubs” being able to continue with golf activities as the liquor license covers the entire property. It depends on what type of liquor license you have and it can vary a little from state to state.

    If it goes ahead as having to be closed then golf is off the table for most venues!

    GA will make advice known today.

    That would be dependant on the licencing laws of each State. In NSW I think most clubs trade under a “Club Licence” which allows them to sell on and off premises. Don’t know if the other States are the same, but if the sale of alcohol was not forming part of the business whilst it was open for trade, ie for the purpose of golfing only, then the course would not need to close. The Pro Shop would however not be permitted to sell alcohol as is the case at a lot of courses. I think that is the case but I may have got it wrong.

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    #10524
    Madam
    Keymaster

    At moment some conflicting advice on “clubs” being able to continue with golf activities as the liquor license covers the entire property. It depends on what type of liquor license you have and it can vary a little from state to state.

    If it goes ahead as having to be closed then golf is off the table for most venues!

    GA will make advice known today.

    That would be dependant on the licencing laws of each State. In NSW I think most clubs trade under a “Club Licence” which allows them to sell on and off premises. Don’t know if the other States are the same, but if the sale of alcohol was not forming part of the business whilst it was open for trade, ie for the purpose of golfing only, then the course would not need to close. The Pro Shop would however not be permitted to sell alcohol as is the case at a lot of courses. I think that is the case but I may have got it wrong.

    Thanks Commish

    How each state interprets the licensing law is what is being decided at moment and will be a huge impact on the industry and even more employment lost, clubs going under if they need to shut down.

    With more state borders being shut down – ie 14day isolation in Qld now as most states, its very probable that even leaving the house at some point for any nonessential will be mandated.

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