My golfing buddy, Greg Leffler, and I decided to take advantage of a pleasant Wednesday afternoon and tee it up. But we had to check around first. Two courses that I know of – Lake Monticello and Meadow Creek – are closed for the flu season.
We checked with Old Trail and got a tee time with a few stipulations. First, it was cart path only – which had nothing to do with the virus but everything to do with the ½ inch of rain the day before.
The young man in the pro shop said we could pay over the phone and not have to come inside to swipe credit cards. He also said there would be no rakes in the sand traps, so that no one ahead could spread germs that way. Nor were we allowed to touch any of the flag sticks. They stayed put. If you touched the rim guarding the hole, the putt was good. I like those rules a lot. He also said each player would ride in a separate cart – which had been hosed and cleaned thoroughly.
They cart keys were waiting when we arrived, we hit a couple practice putts, then enjoyed a fun and quick round of golf. Few others were playing. Greg played great, with a 37 on the front nine and a few more over par on the back nine, but a good round overall. I played awful, but it was nice to get out and about
I don’t think there is any way possible to contract the flu on the Old Trail Golf Course, so if you are off, and lots of us are, go play some golf.