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Open NY State Golf Courses

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On April 9th executive order 202.6 closed all golf courses in New York State, considering it a non-essential business. Prior to the closure, golf courses were taking extreme measures to ensure the safety of all participants. Some made it possible to make a tee time, arrive at the course, head to the first tee and play without coming into contact with another person. We understand the social responsibility we have during this pandemic and want to provide a place where we can get away from the stress.

It is understood that there were many complaints by the general public that caused the closure of all golf courses. We can understand their frustration. Their daily recreational activities were restricted but golfers still were able to continue the activity that they enjoy. However, the answer is not closing golf courses. Instead, let golf courses set examples for other businesses that need to be socially responsible and safe once our economy is able to restart. 

Nationwide, the golf industry donates $4 billion to charity each year through fundraiser tournaments. We are essential. Due to the seasonal nature of the business, many golf courses will not be able to operate if they are closed much longer. Let us get back to the game we love before we lose it for good. 

 



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