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PDGA Asks Players To Not Go To Courses, Parks Close

Originally published at: https://discgolf.ultiworld.com/livewire/pdga-asks-players-not-go-courses-parks-close/

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The PDGA Board of Directors President Justin Menickelli sent a message to members yesterday covering the organization’s response to the coronavirus pandemic and urging players to stay away from the disc golf courses.

From the statement: “While we know you want to be out playing right now, we need your help to set a good example for communities everywhere. That is why we are asking disc golfers to skip the course and stay home. It is something we all have the power to do in this crisis, and while it may seem like a tall task, we are confident it is the best choice to help slow the spread of the coronavirus. This goes for the young and healthy, as well as those considered more vulnerable. We are all in this together.”

With online reports of large groups and back-ups clogging disc golf courses and parks over the past week and weekend, the idea that the course could be a salvation during a time of social distancing is becoming less and less likely.

Departments around the country are now also starting to close parks and pull baskets to discourage use.