Unless you’ve been living under a rock, it’s certain you’ve heard about the Coronavirus that is sweeping the World. At this time, professional sports have canceled, the PGA, NBA, NHL, MLB, are all on hold until further notice. As Golf is an outdoor sport, with very low to no contact, we’ve compiled a list of tips to stay safe and continue to play the game you love.
High-fives and handshakes are now a thing of the past. How about trying an elbow tap or even better, a club tap? This will help prevent the spread of germs as high-fives and handshakes are highly transferrable for germs.
Take a walk! Skip the cart, and take a stroll from hole to hole. If you MUST take a cart, be prepared with hand sanitizer and disinfectant wipes. Wipe down the wheel, the keys, the seat, the handles, anything you plan to touch.
Wash your hands whenever and wherever possible. If there is a restroom near your current hole, wash your hands. And while you’re at it, make sure to wash your balls too, your golf balls.
If you can, wear golf gloves. To go a step beyond that, use hand sanitizer inside and on the outside of those gloves.
Wipe your club handle down as much as possible. Your hands are one of, if not the biggest, carrier of this virus. Make sure you are cleaning as much as possible.
Take advantage of the beer cart. Ask that the beer cart attendee wear gloves if they aren’t already, and if they are not, wipe down your drink with disinfectant wipes if you have them. Avoid the clubhouse if you can as more people will be in range.
If you need to head into the clubhouse, get in and get out. Do what you have to do and go.
Try not to constantly touch your phone! Yes, this is hard, and scoring with Golfshot you will need to touch your phone to input your score. However, by using Siri (if available) and our Voice Hole information and Advance Hole information features, you will be able to play without your phone constantly in hand. As you’ll need to touch your phone from time to time, you can find instructions on properly cleaning your phones here.
Last but not least, if you are sick or feeling slightly under the weather at all, STAY HOME!
At these stages, we need to practice social distancing. That doesn’t mean you can’t go out and enjoy some fresh air on the golf course (If your course is still open and you’re not under mandatory quarantine that is).
To all our Golfshot users out there, stay safe and remember to wash your hands!