Open Philippine Golf Courses Now

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Open Philippine Golf Courses Now

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Mike Besa started this petition to Office of the President of the Philippines

In this days of the novel corona virus, there are few activities that allow the required social distancing as does golf. We ask that the Inter-Agency Task Force for Emerging Infectious Disease allow all golf courses to open and operate.

The National Golf Association of the Philippines has created a set of comprehensive guidelines that will allow all golfers to follow the social distancing guidelines set forth by the IATF. Golf courses are not just playgrounds for the more advantaged. Thousands of Filipinos rely on golf clubs for their livelihood; caddies, administrative staff, golf course maintenance personnel, security guards and club management professionals. The caddies have been the most adversely affected in the Enhanced Community Quarantine as they do not get paid unless they work.

Golfers are successful and intelligent people. We will not do anything to endanger ourselves or anyone else. It is therefore in the interest of all the employees and staff that the IATF allow golf courses to open as the risks of transmitting the disease are lower on the golf course than with almost any other sporting activity.

As golfers, we have dug deep into our own pockets to assist our caddies and golf course staff during the ECQ when they have no source of income. The time has come to end the restrictions on golf and allow the clubs to resume operations.  

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