Some golf courses are choosing to close amid coronavirus concerns across the country and world. Then there’s Pinehurst Resort, which is making it easy for its guests to stay safe and germ-free on the golf course.
Pinehurst is in the process of adding two-inch PVC pipes to the bottom of the hole at all of its courses in order to limit the passing of germs from player to player.
“This will be done on all Pinehurst courses Friday — including Pinehurst No. 2 — as we recommend social distancing [and] keeping flagsticks untouched, etc.,” Pinehurst tweeted.
In place at #TheCradle, this will be done on all Pinehurst courses Friday - including Pinehurst No. 2 - as we recommend social distancing & keeping flagsticks untouched, etc. - A 2" diameter PVC cut to about 2.5" length.
H/T to @WolfCreekTurf. Great idea. Stay safe. pic.twitter.com/QWdwbmIqrs
— Pinehurst Resort (@PinehurstResort) March 19, 2020
Pinehurst got the idea when Wolf Creek Golf Club tweeted a similar picture planning to do the same thing at their course in Kansas.
We started with the cup 1” above the ground. Found a different take - 2” diam. pvc cut to 2.5” length set in the cup. Ball retrieval without pulling the flag or touching the cup. Thx @justrodstuff and Twitter for the win pic.twitter.com/PN5GObJNHE
— Bill Irving (@WolfCreekTurf) March 18, 2020
"Ball retrieval without pulling the flag or touching the cup," Bill Irving, from Wolf Creek, tweeted.