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Old 03-19-2020, 08:20 PM
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Default Can we safely play a round of disc golf?

I know we have social distance (6 feet between players), but what other precautions need to taken/observed?
1. Have 18 disenfecting wipes and clean putter after each made putt.(maybe a zip lock bag to put the used ones in)
2. Retrieve your own disc( don't touch others discs)
3. Clean hands before getting into vehicle (door handles ect.)
4. Wash putters and hands in soap when you get home.

What other extremely silly-sounding measures would be good to battle this corn-hole virus?
A lot of the courses are closing around here and the ones that are open are going to be well used.
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Old 03-19-2020, 08:31 PM
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Disposable gloves can replace steps 1 & 3. I've thrown with them on and it works.

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Old 03-19-2020, 08:35 PM
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UV light should be taking care of most of these. Just don't touch/breathe on people and keep your distance.

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Old 03-19-2020, 08:35 PM
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I think I'm okay with the inherent risk of handling a disc out of the chains/basket, but I could be convinced otherwise. Seems very low risk, no?

Goes almost without saying that I'll be playing solo rounds, though.

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Old 03-19-2020, 08:49 PM
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I've been doing quite a bit of course work. Seldom another soul around for that.

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Old 03-19-2020, 09:02 PM
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Not playing with fever coughing people, Arriving separate vehicles, not sharing sandwiches, pipes or bottles and keeping the six feet is good. I really don’t think that washing / cleaning Discs would do or add much at all.

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Old 03-19-2020, 09:24 PM
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I’ve read the virus survives in the air and can be transmitted by asymptomatic people. To me, that means someone can simply exhale and you can catch it if you’re walking behind them, or a breeze could blow it toward you if you’re standing a distance away. I have no idea how likely that is, but it seems like the probability isn’t zero. I hope I’m wrong.

My wife has asthma. She’s not leaving the house for the foreseeable future, we’re having all groceries delivered and all my rounds will be solo. I want no part of this thing.

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Old 03-19-2020, 09:26 PM
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I think I'm okay with the inherent risk of handling a disc out of the chains/basket, but I could be convinced otherwise. Seems very low risk, no?

Goes almost without saying that I'll be playing solo rounds, though.

Most of the baskets where I play are shaded so uv might not work. Chains stay wet with all this rain we're having. Virus can live on surfaces for 24 hours and longer if wet. Around here they're closing playgrounds and yellow tapeing playground equipment. They are mostly metal so our baskets might be just as bad.
So maybe disposable gloves might be the way to go.

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Ive played several rounds since the craziness started. Even played tags with strangers and high fived and everything. Pretty sure I retrieved several discs from the baskets that werent mine.

I feel Im at way greater risk going to the grocery store than I am out in the open enjoying fresh air and a round of disc golf.

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Ive played several rounds since the craziness started. Even played tags with strangers and high fived and everything. Pretty sure I retrieved several discs from the baskets that werent mine.

I feel Im at way greater risk going to the grocery store than I am out in the open enjoying fresh air and a round of disc golf.
This isn't about craziness. It's literally about life or death. The worst has yet to come. The life you save may be yours or someone close to you. Please take it seriously.

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