Live Golf News Updates for April 22
Here we will post the latest COVID-19 golf news and updates for Wednesday, April 22. (All times Eastern)
10:11 p.m. -- New Jersey golfers pushing to get back on the course.
6:07 p.m. -- The Match 2.0 is on, this time with Peyton Manning and Tom Brady in the mix.
5:26 p.m. -- Golf coaches making plea to save Division I programs.
4:49 p.m. -- Business is "exceptional" at The Windermere Club in Columbia, S.C. despite numerous restrictions.
4:12 p.m. -- San Bernandino courses preparing to re-open this weekend. Parks and other outdoor recreation areas will join them in doing so.
3:40 p.m. -- Spike in coronavirus cases in Wisconsin as golf courses prepare to re-open amongst other loosened restrictions.
2:05 p.m. -- GOLF.com: This U.S.-based golf company is making face masks you can wear on the course.
1:41 p.m. -- Daily Express: United States coronavirus: LA to reopen golf courses despite new coronavirus deaths.
11:04 a.m. -- 'Confusion' seems to be the word of the week when it comes to playing golf in Michigan.
10:34 a.m. -- South Florida clubs are doing their part to support healthcare workers.
10:01 a.m. -- CEO Keith Pelley wants European Tour players to be 100% clear on how events will look when the season resumes.
9:39 a.m. -- Saskatchewan: Saskatoon's golf season will be delayed; question is, will it even be played?
9:32 a.m. -- Many golf courses are starting to reopen in British Columbia but coronavirus protocols have change the way the game is played.
9:17 a.m. -- New Zealand: Golfers await clearance as COVID-19 level three community sport guidelines due on Friday.
9:13 a.m. -- Tampa Bay Business Journal: Golf group lays off workers at Lutz, Sarasota courses due to coronavirus.
9:08 a.m. -- Coronavirus golf revenue losses force New Jersey county to cancel all summer activities at its parks.
9:04 a.m. -- NY Post: New Jersey golf course organizations make plea to governor to reopen.
8:49 a.m. -- Illinois Governor Pritzker looks at reopening golf courses, but urges caution amid COVID-19 pandemic.
8:42 a.m. -- Midlands, South Carolina golf courses adapting to coronavirus pandemic. Here are the changes:
- Cleaning and sanitizing each golf cart for each new player. Single riders are mandated unless players are riding with a family member.
- Utilizing remote check-in and payment and asking for cashless transactions if paying onsite.
- Allowing only two people in the clubhouse at a time.
- Removing all water coolers and bunker rakes from the courses.
- Inserting PVC pipe or foam in the bottom of golf to make it easier to retrieve the ball without touching anything.
- Closing restaurants and bars and only serving beverages, snacks and light meals for takeout.
- Asking patrons to not touch flag sticks.
8:26 a.m. -- New York: A look at restrictions now in place for golf courses that have opened for the season amid pandemic.
8:15 a.m. -- Jacksonville: Fleming Island man builds backyard golf course to stay active.
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