UPDATES On The Chinese ⁄ Wuhan Coronavirus – To Golf Or Not To Golf – British Columbia, Saskatchewan, New York, & Michigan – Trade Association Betrayals – Sunshine Makes Golf Safe – 2019 04 00

 

 

 

Overview

 

Golf Courses Will Re-Open In
The Era Of The Chinese ⁄ Wuhan
Coronavirus Pandemic

 

 

Opening Golf Courses Will Be A
Great Morale Booster For Society

 

 

The Chinese ⁄ Wuhan Coronavirus pandemic will change the way we look at the game of golf.  There are choppy times ahead, but the game of golf is expected to emerge stronger and more appreciated than ever.  Playing golf with friends, with its relatively small number of interactions, will be a perfect stepping stone for getting back to regular life.  Golf will rise again and will hopefully become an incredible part of our lives.  Golf course facilities will be creating POSITIVE WAVES for our society by introducing preventive measures to reduce the chances of infection.  And, as usual, golf courses will continue to provide high-quality playing conditions and aesthetics.  Opening golf courses will be a great morale booster for society. 

 

Golf course maintenance staff is considered essential, and must observe strict physical distancing rules while they prepare the golf course for a new season.  Golf should be among the first wave of activities allowed to resume during the pandemic.  Golfers should expect new rules for physical distancing when they return to the courses. 

 

Sunlight is a sanitizer found in abundance on golf courses.  The Chinese ⁄ Wuhan Coronavirus will weaken more quickly when exposed to sunlight, heat, and humidity.  This means that the pandemic will become less contagious during the summer months.  It also means that golf courses will be the safest places to be in The Era Of The Chinese ⁄ Wuhan Coronavirus pandemic.  And, because sunlight is such a great sanitizer, golfers should NOT be afraid to touch flagpoles and sand-trap rakes.  Golfers are safe on the golf course, although physical distancing may continue to be necessary.  See later segments for more details. 

 

Finally, let us curse many of the golf industry’s trade associations for supporting the closing of golf courses because of the Chinese ⁄ Wuhan Coronavirus pandemic.  During the pandemic, Golf Canada, Canadian Golf Superintendents Association ( CGSA ), National Golf Course Owners Association ( NGCOA of Canada ), Professional Golf Association of BC ( PGA of BC ), and others, have lobbied to rob golfers the freedom to safely practice the game of golf.  These trade associations have used the perverted logic that older golfers are considered more vulnerable to the pandemic, and therefore, golf courses must be closed to the vast majority of younger players.  They have betrayed the golf industry !  

 

See the segments below for the POSITIVE STORIES concerning golf courses in The Era Of The Chinese ⁄ Wuhan Coronavirus pandemic        British Columbia      Saskatchewan      New York State      State Of Michigan      Sunlight      Trade Associations. 

 

 

 

Explore the following links   

 

 

Golf Courses To Reopen In The Era Of The Chinese Coronavirus LINK

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/2020/04/19/golf-courses-will-reopen-in-the-era-of-chinese-wuhan-coronavirus-2020-04-10-les-terrains-de-golf-visent-rouvrir-dans-lre-du-coronavirus-chinois-de-wuhan/

 

 

Golf Course Maintenance In The Era Of The Chinese Coronavirus LINK

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/2020/04/14/golf-course-maintenance-in-the-era-of-the-chinese-coronavirus-2019-03-04-00/

 

 

Trade Associations — Responding To The Coronavirus LINK

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/2020/04/05/positive-waves%e2%96%a1%e2%96%a1%e2%96%a1-%e2%96%a1%e2%96%a1%e2%96%a1golf-industry-trade-associations%e2%96%a1%e2%96%a1%e2%96%a1-%e2%96%a1%e2%96%a1%e2%96%a1responding-thoughtfully-to-chinese-coronavir/

 

 

Cordova Bay — Responding To The Coronavirus LINK

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/2020/03/28/positive-waves-cordova-bay-golf-course-responding-to-chinese-coronavirus-2020-03-00/

 

 

Library Of Positive Waves For Society LINK

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/toc/positive-waves-library/

 

 

 

 

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UPDATE On The Chinese ⁄ Wuhan Coronavirus

 

100 BC Golf Courses Still Open

 

Saskatchewan Will Open Soon

 

 

 

 

April 17th, 2020

 

CTVNews.ca

 

Province Of British Columbia ( BC )

 

Re : The Chinese ⁄ Wuhan Coronavirus ( COVID-19 )

 

Selected And Adapted Excerpts

 

References 

 

BC — To Golf Or Not To Golf — Around 100 BC Courses Still Open Amid Pandemic

 

BC — Kelowna Golf Courses Reopen With New Protocols

 

WCTA — Message From The WCTA President

 

BC Golf Industry Survey Results — Turf Line News

 

Saskatchewan Plans To Open Golf Courses, Retail Stores, Hairdressers Come May

 

 

 

 

UPDATE    To Golf Or Not To Golf

 

British Columbia Supports Golf Industry

 

 

During The Chinese ⁄ Wuhan Coronavirus

Pandemic, Of All The Golf Courses In Canada,

Only Around 100 Of Them Are Still Open, &

All Of Them Are Located In British Columbia

 

 

In a world where strict lock-downs and physical distancing have become par for the course, many BC golfers are STILL ENJOYING some tee time. 

 

Of the roughly 2300 golf courses in Canada, only around 100 of them are still OPEN. 

 

All of them are believed to be in BC. 

 

The reaction to these golf courses remaining OPEN has been MIXED. 

 

While some health officials ADVISE AGAINST IT, golfers in BC are THRILLED to have an outlet during the pandemic. 

 

Mr Tom Monaghan, president of the Monaghan Golf Group, told CTV News that he’s seen an « overwhelming positive reaction »   

 

I mean, you can imagine you’ve been cooped up in your house for a month. 

 

People just want things to do. 

 

 

 

UPDATE    To Golf Or Not To Golf

 

Western Canada Turfgrass Association ( WCTA )

 

 

British Columbia & Prairies Provinces

 

An Overwhelming Number Of Superintendents

Support The Opening Of Golf Courses During

The Chinese ⁄ Wuhan Coronavirus Pandemic

 

 

There have also been questions about the WCTA’s position on the opening of golf courses and sports fields during the COVID-19 [ i.e. the Chinese ⁄ Wuhan Coronavirus ] outbreak. 

 

In response, WCTA has issued a statement that states its primary concern is the health and safety of our members. 

 

WCTA has recognized and has supported government authority in this matter, understanding that as the situation changes, the one constant is that we all must adhere to orders / mandates from Provincial Health Offices and regional health authorities, along with other authorities such as Health Canada.

 

Whether or not a golf facility has been mandated to close, or has the option to remain open, WCTA wants to stress that everyone must follow safe practices to ensure the health and safety of all those in the work-force and in the community. 

 

Nonetheless, according to a survey performed by WCTA, a VAST OVERWHELMING NUMBER of golf superintendents SUPPORT the opening of golf courses during the COVID-19 [ i.e. the Chinese ⁄ Wuhan Coronavirus ] outbreak. 

 

 

 

UPDATE    To Golf Or Not To Golf

 

Shadow Ridge Golf Club

 

 

Kelowna, British Columbia

 

The Pro Shop Is Closed, The Players Must

Not To Touch The Flagpoles, & The Rakes

Have Been Removed From Sand Traps

 

 

Club owners are adamant that they’re FOLLOWING THE RULES to prevent contamination and a COVID-19 [ i.e. the Chinese ⁄ Wuhan Coronavirus ] outbreak.  

 

At Shadow Ridge Golf Club in Kelowna, BC, which REOPENED this week, efforts to LIMIT CONTACT are in full force. 

 

The PRO SHOP IS CLOSED, players have been told NOT TO TOUCH THE FLAGPOLES, and staff have REMOVED THE RAKES from sand traps.   [ See Background Information below. ] 

 

They have also reminded players to observe physical distancing. 

 

One golfer, Clay Atkinson, told CTV News that there have been some close calls   

 

There was a few times someone would kind of start walking to you. 

 

And you’d have to put your club up and point it at them and say « stop » or « stay away ». 

 

Many provinces are simply NOT ALLOWING COURSES TO OPEN, in keeping with the cancellation of non-essential businesses. 

 

 

 

Background Information

 

SUNLIGHT IS A SANITIZER FOUND IN ABUNDANCE ON GOLF COURSES !

 

The Chinese ⁄ Wuhan Coronavirus will WEAKEN more quickly when exposed to sunlight, heat, and humidity.  This means that the pandemic will become LESS CONTAGIOUS during the summer months.  It also means that golf courses will be the SAFEST places to be in The Era Of The Chinese ⁄ Wuhan Coronavirus pandemic.  And, because sunlight is such a GREAT SANITIZER, golfers should NOT be afraid to touch flagpoles and sand-trap rakes.  Golfers are SAFE on the golf course, although PHYSICAL DISTANCING may continue to be necessary.  See later segments for more details. 

 

 

 

UPDATE    To Golf Or Not To Golf

 

Kelowna Springs Golf Club

 

 

Kelowna, British Columbia

 

Golfers Must Arrive No Earlier Than Twenty

Minutes Before Tee Time, & Must Leave

Immediately After Their Game Finishes

 

 

While much of the actual playing of golf will remain the same, many of the social norms and pre-and-post-game rituals are vastly different for golfers, according to Mr Ian Robertson a manager at Kelowna Springs Golf Club. 

 

According to Mr Robertson   

 

It’s really quite exhaustive the steps we have taken to keep golfers and staff safe. 

 

We have reduced capacity by about 25 per cent by just spreading out the tee times that much more and there is an abundance of signage everywhere. 

 

Other measures include closing clubhouse restaurants, putting greens and hitting nets, asking golfers to arrive NO EARLIER THAN 20 MINUTES before their tee time, limiting the number of people who can be in the pro shop at the same time, and asking golfers to LEAVE IMMEDIATELY after their game finishes. 

 

 

 

UPDATE    To Golf Or Not To Golf

 

Saskatchewan Supports Golf Industry

 

 

Golf Courses Will Be Reopened Starting May

15th, 2020, Under Saskatchewan’s Plan To

Refire Parts Of Its Economy During The

Chinese ⁄ Wuhan Coronavirus Crisis

 

 

Medical services could open on May 4th, 2020, GOLF COURSES could open on MAY 15th and by May 19th, people could be shopping in retail stores. 

 

Dentist offices, hairdressers, GOLF COURSES and retail stores could be allowed to reopen starting in May under Saskatchewan’s plan to refire parts of its economy during the COVID-19 [ i.e. the Chinese ⁄ Wuhan Coronavirus ] crisis. 

 

Some other provinces are thinking about reopening some parts of their economies as spread of the virus becomes manageable, but Saskatchewan says it’s the first to release a detailed plan with dates and a timeline. 

 

GOLF COURSES could be allowed to reopen on May 15th, 2020, followed on May 19th by retail shops that sell clothing, flowers, books, sporting goods and toys. 

 

 

 

UPDATE    To Golf Or Not To Golf

 

Alberta’s Medical Officer Of Health

 

 

Dr Deena Hinshaw, Alberta’s medical officer of health, has said that she DOES NOT APPROVE   

 

It would be my direction that driving ranges, in addition to golf courses, would be considered non-essential and would NOT BE OPEN AT THIS TIME. 

 

 

 

UPDATE    To Golf Or Not To Golf

 

Alberta & Ontario

 

 

In provinces like Alberta and Ontario, where golf courses remain CLOSED to the public, some frustrated golfers have started on-line petitions urging their governments to RECONSIDER. 

 

 

 

UPDATE    To Golf Or Not To Golf

 

Get The Golf Ball Rolling Again Petition

 

 

Opening Golf Courses Will Be A
Big Morale Booster For Society

 

 

Mr Ty McCullough, a college student from Hamilton, Ontario, started a petition aimed at convincing Ontario to GET THE GOLF BALL ROLLING AGAIN   

 

Right now, with all of our work being closed, if golf was open I know there’d be a ton of people    up there every day if they ( could ). 

 

I really think it’d be a REALLY BIG MORALE BOOSTER. 

 

So far, the petition has more than 4,000 signatures. 

 

But as of yet, there is no sign that Ontario golfers will be stepping back onto the green to practice their swing any time soon. 

 

 

 

 

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Response

 

The Failures Of
Trade Associations

 

 

BC Golf Courses Are Open Against

The Wishes Of The Trade Associations

 

 

 

April 20th, 2020

 

Mr Doug Hawley

 

Owner At Redwoods Golf Course

 

British Columbia

 

Retrieved From Instagram ( see above card )

 

Re : The Chinese ⁄ Wuhan Coronavirus ( COVID-19 )

 

 

 

Wow over 100 golf courses in British Columbia ( BC ) are open AGAINST THE WISHES of the BC Golf Association ( BCGA ) and Golf Canada. 

 

Time for some CHANGES to start happening with the old school thinking group. 

 

Nice to see operators TAKING BACK CONTROL and RISING TO THE CHALLENGES of the crazy times we live in. 

 

Thank you Professional Golf Association of BC ( PGA of BC ) and the National Golf Course Owners Association ( NGCOA of Canada ) for all the work in making this happen. 

 

Keep Golf Strong !! 

 

 

 

 

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Response

 

CURSING THE TRADE ASSOCIATIONS

 

 

Trade Associations Have Robbed Golfers The

Freedom To Safely Practice The Game Of Golf

 

 

 

April 22nd, 2020

 

Re : The Chinese ⁄ Wuhan Coronavirus ( COVID-19 )

 

 

 

Let us #@!!% CURSE many of the golf industry’s trade associations for supporting the CLOSING of golf courses because of the Chinese ⁄ Wuhan Coronavirus pandemic. 

 

During the pandemic, Golf Canada, Canadian Golf Superintendents Association ( CGSA ), National Golf Course Owners Association ( NGCOA of Canada ), Professional Golf Association of BC ( PGA of BC ), and others, have LOBBIED TO ROB GOLFERS the freedom to safely practice the game of golf. 

 

These trade associations have used the perverted logic that older golfers are considered more vulnerable to the pandemic, and therefore, golf courses must be CLOSED to the vast majority of younger players. 

 

They have BETRAYED the golf industry ! 

 

BC golf courses have REMAINED OPEN against the wishes of the trade associations. 

 

These failed trade associations are run by fanatжcal and uneducated leaders who fail to make any correct decisions. 

 

They must be STOPPED. 

 

Observers have repeatedly warned these leaders to STOP supporting anti-pesticide prohibition, to STOP validating those lunatжcs who seek to harm the turf maintenance profession, and to STOP peddling bogus green alternative pesticides. 

 

And, they being asked to STOP supporting CLOSURES because of the Chinese ⁄ Wuhan Coronavirus pandemic. 

 

Thankfully, associations like Western Canada Turfgrass Association ( WCTA ) have NOT been supporting CLOSURES. 

 

According to WCTA, whether or not a golf facility has been mandated to close or has the option to remain open, WCTA stresses that everyone MUST FOLLOW SAFE PRACTICES to ensure the health and safety of all those in our workforce and in our communities. 

 

Perhaps we should NOT ascribe malice to association leaders for their failures, which can adequately be explained by incompetence. 

 

Nonetheless, the end may be near for golf superintendents and their facilities ! 

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/   WILLIAM H GATHERCOLE AND NORAH G  

 

 

 

Explore the following links   

 

 

Trade Associations & Responding To Coronavirus LINK

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/2020/04/05/positive-waves%e2%96%a1%e2%96%a1%e2%96%a1-%e2%96%a1%e2%96%a1%e2%96%a1golf-industry-trade-associations%e2%96%a1%e2%96%a1%e2%96%a1-%e2%96%a1%e2%96%a1%e2%96%a1responding-thoughtfully-to-chinese-coronavir/

 

 

Can The Golf Industry’s Trade Associations Be Trusted ?!?! LINK

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/2016/06/15/the-road-so-far-can-the-golf-industrys-trade-associations-be-trusted/

 

 

A Grade Of Failure Must Be Assigned To The Trade Associations LINK

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/Force-Of-Nature-Hero-2010-11-11-Heroes-Remembrance-Day-Report-Card-Failures-pdf-300-dpi.pdf

 

 

CGSA — The Failed Trade Association — Take-Over By NGCOA Golf Course Owners LINK

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/2018/02/02/the-failed-cgsa-take-over-by-golf-course-owners-why-are-cgsa-leaders-allowing-the-golf-industrys-greatest-train-wreck-crisis-2018-01-26/

 

 

CGSA — The Media History Of Canadian Golf Superintendents Association LINK

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/toc/canadian-golf-superintendents-association/

 

 

NGCOA — Failed CGSA Taken-Over By NGCOA Golf Course Owners LINK

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/2018/02/02/the-failed-cgsa-take-over-by-golf-course-owners-why-are-cgsa-leaders-allowing-the-golf-industrys-greatest-train-wreck-crisis-2018-01-26/

 

 

NGCOA —  Making Serious Attempts With A Nation-Wide Lobbying Campaign LINK

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/Force-Of-Nature-Golf-2011-03-10-Industry-STRIKES-Back-NGCOA-Government-Lobbying-pdf-300-dpi.pdf

 

 

WCTA — The Media History Of Western Canada Turfgrass Association LINK

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/toc/wcta-reports-blogs-references-cards/

 

 

WCTA — The Trade Association’s Inept & Ineffectual Responses To The #@!!% Suzuki-Documentary LINK

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/2017/05/24/western-canada-turfgrass-association-the-suzuki-documentary-the-trade-associations-inept-ineffectual-responses-part-1-2017-05-00/

 

 

WCTA — Majority Of Its Member-Superintendents Violate Provincial Pesticide Laws LINK

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/2019/07/02/violating-pesticide-laws-in-british-columbia-violator-superintendents-provoked-government-audits-against-golf-industry-bad-boys-will-see-what-happens-when-they-come-for-you-2019-06-0/

 

 

WCTA — Leaders Allowed Themselves To Be Appeased By Cancer-Lunatжc Liars LINK

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/2013/01/06/canadian-cancer-society-statements-against-golf-industry-western-canada-turfgrass-association-wcta-british-columbia-2012-12-20/

 

 

WCTA — Meets With Canadian Cancer Society LINK

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/2013/03/08/canadian-cancer-society-meets-with-aga-bc-takes-a-step-back-wcta-online/

 

 

Golf Canada — Canadian Cancer Society Misuses Its Donations LINKS

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/Force-Of-Nature-Golf-2011-05-05-Enviro-PROFIT-Golf-Fore-The-Cure-CCS-Golf-Canada-Complaint-Channels-pdf.pdf

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/Force-Of-Nature-Golf-2010-09-17-Enviro-PROFIT-CCS-Golf-Fore-The-Cure-Golf-Canada-pdf-300-dpi.pdf

 

 

Canadian Cancer Society — Golf Industry Must Withhold Cooperation LINK

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/Force-Of-Nature-WCTA-2011-00-00-Looming-Shipwreck-Canadian-Cancer-Society-NO-Golf-Exception.pdf

 

 

 

 

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UPDATE On The Chinese ⁄ Wuhan Coronavirus

 

New York Golf Courses Can Reopen

 

 

 

Golf Courses Will Remain Open With Some

Restrictions, Putting Green Cups Have Been

Modified To Avoid Touching The Flagstick, The Use

Of Golf Cars & Caddies Has Been Stopped, & Golfers

Must Carry Their Own Bags Or Must Use Push-Carts

 

 

 

 

April 18th, 2020

 

New York Post

 

State Of New York

 

Re : The Chinese ⁄ Wuhan Coronavirus ( COVID-19 )

 

Selected And Adapted Excerpts

 

Reference 

 

New York Golf Courses Can Reopen With Coronavirus Restrictions

 

 

 

 

UPDATE    New York State Supports The Golf Industry

 

Physical Distancing

 

 

Golf courses have been in a GRAY AREA since New York State SHUT DOWN non-essential businesses last month. 

 

At first, some were open and bustling on nice days, finding ways to ENCOURAGE SOCIAL DISTANCING [ i.e. PHYSICAL DISTANCING ], while others were FULLY SHUTTERED [ i.e. CLOSED ], with no way of making that possible. 

 

 

 

Background Information

 

GOLF COURSES ARE SAFE !

 

Golfers are SAFE on the golf course, although PHYSICAL DISTANCING may continue to be necessary.  However, because sunlight is such a GREAT SANITIZER, golfers should NOT be afraid to touch flagpoles and sand-trap rakes.  The Chinese ⁄ Wuhan Coronavirus will WEAKEN more quickly when exposed to sunlight, heat, and humidity.  This means that the pandemic will become LESS CONTAGIOUS during the summer months.  It also means that golf courses will be the SAFEST places to be in The Era Of The Chinese ⁄ Wuhan Coronavirus pandemic.  See later segments for more details. 

 

 

 

UPDATE    New York State Supports The Golf Industry

 

Proposed Shut-Down

 

 

Then, [ golf-hating ] Governor Andrew Cuomo, on April 9th, 2020, added GOLF COURSES to the list of non-essential businesses, SHUTTING THEM DOWN. 

 

The governor’s top aide, Melissa DeRosa, said playing golf was « counter to the message » the state was trying to send regarding everyone staying home and obeying SOCIAL DISTANCING. 

 

 

 

UPDATE    New York State Supports The Golf Industry

 

Allowed To Remain Open

 

 

After what surely was a lot of pleading from one of the many seasonal industries being CRUSHED by the [ Chinese ⁄ Wuhan ] Coronavirus pandemic, the state altered its guidance on April 17th, 2020, by saying that GOLF COURSES COULD REMAIN OPEN    with some restrictions. 

 

 

 

UPDATE    New York State Supports The Golf Industry

 

Non-Essential

 

 

According to the guidelines set forth by the Empire State Development, the state authority in charge of determining essential and non-essential businesses, golf courses are still considered NON-ESSENTIAL, so they are not allowed to have any employees working. 

 

But they can use « essential services, such as GROUNDS-KEEPING to avoid hazardous conditions; and SECURITY, provided by employees, contractors, or vendors ». 

 

 

 

UPDATE    New York State Supports The Golf Industry

 

Operations

 

 

For a golf course with daily greens fees, this likely means the fee would have to be paid on-line. 

 

It’s hard to think that a « security » guard or greens-keeper could ostensibly be considered a sales clerk. 

 

For private courses, the rule says they « may permit individuals access to the property so long as there are no gatherings of any kind and appropriate SOCIAL DISTANCING of six feet between individuals is strictly abided ». 

 

The presumption there would be that the « security » enforces those rules. 

 

A lot of public golf courses are either owned by the state    like the five courses at Bethpage Park on Long Island, including the famed Black Course    or by individual townships. 

 

The state rules also said that « parks and other open public spaces » are open, « except playgrounds and other areas of congregation where SOCIAL DISTANCING cannot be abided ». 

 

These sneaky golfers have got some balls during [ the Chinese ⁄ Wuhan ] Coronavirus lock-down. 

 

Golf courses tried to stay open early on by doing things like raising cups an inch or two out of the ground, or placing styrofoam inside the cup, so the ball doesn’t go all the way down. 

 

This way, the FLAGSTICK can stay in and doesn’t have to be touched.   [ See Background Information below. ] 

 

The use of motorized golf cars were also stopped, as were caddies. 

 

So golfers either carrying their own bags or using wheeled push-carts were allowed, and it was possible to maintain SOCIAL DISTANCING rules and still play. 

 

That is NOW POSSIBLE yet again, and the rules must be strictly followed in order to keep golf courses open.

 

 

 

Background Information

 

SUNLIGHT IS A SANITIZER FOUND IN ABUNDANCE ON GOLF COURSES !

 

The Chinese ⁄ Wuhan Coronavirus will WEAKEN more quickly when exposed to sunlight, heat, and humidity.  This means that the pandemic will become LESS CONTAGIOUS during the summer months.  It also means that golf courses will be the SAFEST places to be in The Era Of The Chinese ⁄ Wuhan Coronavirus pandemic.  And, because sunlight is such a GREAT SANITIZER, golfers should NOT be afraid to touch flagpoles and sand-trap rakes.  Golfers are SAFE on the golf course, although PHYSICAL DISTANCING may continue to be necessary.  See later segments for more details. 

 

 

 

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UPDATE On The Chinese ⁄ Wuhan Coronavirus

 

Sunlight, Heat, & Humidity Weaken The Virus

 

 

 

The Chinese ⁄ Wuhan Coronavirus Will Weaken More

Quickly When Exposed To Sunlight, Heat, & Humidity,

Conditions That Are Found In Abundance On Golf Courses

 

 

 

 

April 23rd, 2020

 

Reuters

 

Re : The Chinese ⁄ Wuhan Coronavirus ( COVID-19 )

 

Selected And Adapted Excerpts

 

References 

 

Sunlight, Heat, & Humidity Weaken Coronavirus

 

Flagsticks, Handshakes, & Masks

 

 

 

 

UPDATE    Sunlight Is A Sanitizer

 

Dying Quickest

 

 

The [ Chinese ⁄ Wuhan ] Coronavirus appears to WEAKEN more quickly when EXPOSED TO SUNLIGHT, HEAT, AND HUMIDITY, a US official said in a potential sign that THE PANDEMIC COULD BECOME LESS CONTAGIOUS IN SUMMER MONTHS. 

 

US government researchers have determined that the virus survives best indoors and in dry conditions, and loses potency when temperatures and humidity rise    and especially when it is exposed to sunlight, said Mr William Bryan, acting head of the US Department of Homeland Security’s Science and Technology Directorate. 

 

According to Mr Bryan   

 

The virus DIES QUICKEST in the presence of DIRECT SUNLIGHT. 

 

 

 

UPDATE    Sunlight Is A Sanitizer

 

Half-Life

 

 

In a high-humidity environment, that half-life dropped to six hours, and when the virus was exposed to HIGH HUMIDITY AND SUNLIGHT, the HALF-LIFE dropped to 2 MINUTES, Mr Bryan said. 

 

Researchers found a similar effect with the [ Chinese ⁄ Wuhan ] Coronavirus that was suspended in the air    simulating the coughing or sneezing that often spreads the disease.  

 

In a dark room, the virus maintained HALF its strength for 1 hour.  

 

But when EXPOSED TO SUNLIGHT, it lost HALF its strength in 90 SECONDS, Mr Bryan said. 

 

 

 

UPDATE    Sunlight Is A Sanitizer

 

Less Contagious

 

 

The findings could bolster hopes that the [ Chinese ⁄ Wuhan ] Coronavirus will mimic the behavior of other respiratory diseases like influenza, which typically are LESS CONTAGIOUS IN WARM WEATHER. 

 

But the [ Chinese ⁄ Wuhan ] Coronavirus has also proven lethal in warm-weather places like Singapore, raising broader questions about the impact of environmental factors. 

 

President Donald Trump said the findings should be interpreted cautiously.  

 

According to President Trump   

 

I hope people enjoy the sun and if it has an impact, that’s great. 

 

 

 

UPDATE    Sunlight Is A Sanitizer

 

Surfaces

 

 

On non-porous SURFACES like stainless steel, the virus takes 18 hours to lose half its strength in a dark, low-humidity environment, Mr Bryan said. 

 

 

 

 

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UPDATE On The Chinese ⁄ Wuhan Coronavirus

 

Golf Courses Can Reopen In Michigan

 

 

 

Golfing Is Allowed, Golf Cars Are Not Allowed, &

People Still Need To Keep Six Feet Away From

Others While Engaging In Outdoor Activities

 

 

 

 

April 24th, 2020

 

13 ABC On Your Side

 

State Of Michigan

 

Re : The Chinese ⁄ Wuhan Coronavirus ( COVID-19 )

 

Selected And Adapted Excerpts

 

Reference 

 

Michigan — Golf Courses Can Reopen

 

 

 

 

UPDATE    Michigan Supports The Golf Industry

 

Return To The Links

 

 

Golfers can start RETURNING TO THE LINKS under the revised stay at home order issued by Governor Gretchen Whitmer on April 24th, 2020.

 

According to the Governor, golfing is allowed as long as it is « consistent with sound social distancing ». 

 

Golf cars are not permitted yet. 

 

On April 24th, 2020, Governor Whitmer said that if people want to golf at this time, they need to be mindful to not spread the [ Chinese ⁄ Wuhan ] Coronavirus.

 

Governor Whitmer said golf cars are not allowed and people still need to keep six feet away from others while engaging in outdoor activities, per the CDC guidelines.

 

According to Governor Whitmer   

 

Please stay safe and do everything you can to protect yourself and others. 

 

I know there’s been a lot of discussion about these restrictions. 

 

I know they haven’t been easy and they seemed inconsistent or confusing, but the data shows that what we have done is working. 

 

As of April 23rd, 2020, the state of Michigan reported 35,291 cases of COVID-19 [ i.e. the Chinese ⁄ Wuhan Coronavirus ], and 2,977 people have died from the virus.

 

On April 24th, 2020, the stay-at-home order was extended until May 15th, but some of the previous restrictions were EASED including lawn care and motor boating.

 

People are also required to wear a mask when they are in an enclosed public space, such as a grocery store, Governor Whimter said. 

 

 

 

 

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THE LIBRARY OF
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http://pesticidetruths.com/toc/updates-warning/

 

 

 

Explore the following links 

 

 

 

UPDATE Glyphosate — EPA Reaffirms No Risk To Public Health LINK

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/2019/06/15/update-on-glyphosate-herbicide-us-epa-reaffirms-no-risk-to-public-health-glyphosate-does-not-cause-cancer-2019-04-30/

 

 

UPDATE Canada — Neonicotinoid Cancellations & New Restrictions LINK

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/2019/05/07/defeating-the-neonicotinoid-hating-bee-conspiracy-in-canada-crop-seeds-greenhouse-vegetables-national-prohibition-against-turf-uses-2019-04-00/

 

 

UPDATE Re-Entry Intervals — Label Directions For Applications On Turfgrasses LINK

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/2017/10/23/update-re-entry-intervals-label-statements-for-applications-on-turfgrasses-2017-10-23/

 

 

UPDATE Glyphosate — Frequently-Asked Questions On Re-Evaluation Decision RVD2017-01 LINK

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/2017/05/17/update-glyphosate-herbicide-vindicated-by-health-canada-frequently-asked-questions-on-the-re-evaluation-of-glyphosate-the-library-of-updates-warnings-2017-04-28/

 

 

UPDATE Re-Evaluation Summary Table — Products Acceptable For Continued Registration LINK

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/2013/06/25/pesticides-evaluated-as-acceptable-for-continued-registration-by-health-canada-2013-03-31/

 

 

UPDATE Pesticide Spray Drift In Residential Areas — Health Canada FAQ LINK

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/2010/10/21/health-canada-faq-pesticide-spray-drift-in-residential-areas/

 

 

 

THE ROAD TRAVELLED BY A HERO Rob Ford — 1969-2016 LINK

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/2016/03/22/mayor-rob-ford-hero-who-spoke-out-against-anti-pesticide-terrorism-2016-03-22/

 

 

 

THE ROAD SO FAR Can Golf Industry’s Trade Associations Be Trusted ?!?! — Chlorothalonil LINK

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/2016/06/15/the-road-so-far-can-the-golf-industrys-trade-associations-be-trusted/

 

 

THE ROAD SO FAR Greenpeace LINK

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/2015/08/26/greenpeaces-tax-free-profit-must-be-investigated-its-charity-status-must-be-revoked-world-wide-greenpeace-must-never-regain-its-charity-status-in-canada-the-road-so-far-with/

 

 

THE ROAD SO FAR Nursery Industry LINK

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/2014/08/21/the-road-so-far-for-the-nursery-industry-the-nursery-industry-is-headed-for-its-doom-2014-08-21/

 

 

THE ROAD SO FAR Emerald Ash Borer LINK

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/2014/07/26/the-road-so-far-with-emerald-ash-borer-insecticides-used-to-control-control-programs-adopted-by-governments-2014-07-26/

 

 

THE ROAD SO FAR Ontario Bee-Keepers’ Association LINK

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/2014/07/17/ontario-bee-keepers-association-oba-the-road-so-far-taken-by-obas-bee-keeper-lunatics-as-of-july-17th-2014/

 

 

THE ROAD SO FAR Heroes Of The Green Space Industry — Report Card Failures LINK

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/Force-Of-Nature-Hero-2010-11-11-Heroes-Remembrance-Day-Report-Card-Failures-pdf-300-dpi.pdf

 

 

 

 

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We Speak The Whole Truth

When We Take A Look At

UPDATES & WARNINGS

From An Independent Perspective

 

 

 

We are the National Organization Responding Against HUJE that conspire to destroy the Green space & other industries ( NORAHG ). 

 

NORAHG is a non-profit & independent organization that reports on the work of several highly-rated leading experts who have recognized expertise, training, & backgrounds in matters concerning pest control products, & who promote environmental realism & pesticide truths. 

 

NORAHG produces UPDATES & WARNINGS, a series of reports & blogs providing UP-TO-DATE KNOWLEDGE on issues such as          2,4-D Herbicide      A Look At    Slide Shows      Canadian Cancer Society      Energy Sector    Wind Turbines      Fiesta Herbicide      Glyphosate Herbicide ( Roundup )      Golf Industry Heroes      Health Canada      Health Issues      Integrated Pest Management ( IPM )      Iprodione Fungicide ( Rovral )      Landscape Plants      Letters To The Editor      Manufacturers      Neonicotinoid Insecticides      Ontario Bee-Keepers’ Association      Ontario College Of Family Physicians      Organic Pesticide-Free Maintenance      Organizations      Prohibitions      Quintozene Fungicide ( PCNB )      Re-Entry Intervals      Seeds Of Turfgrasses      The Road So Far      The Wisdom Of Hepworth      Victories      Water Quality.   http://wp.me/P1jq40-2e0  

 

UPDATES & WARNINGS is a series destined for the green space industry, nation-wide across Canada, the United States, & overseas, & can be found on The Pesticide Truths Web-Site      http://pesticidetruths.com/  

 

UPDATES & WARNINGS is a series committed to SOUND SCIENCE, as well as ground breaking original KNOWLEDGE that informs, entertains, & creates real change.

 

All KNOWLEDGE, excerpts, & pictures contained in UPDATES & WARNINGS were retrieved from the Internet, & may be considered in the public domain. 

 

The KNOWLEDGE presented in UPDATES & WARNINGS is for preliminary planning. 

 

Before making a final decision, the turf manager is expected to obtain trusted expert KNOWLEDGE from extension specialists, local distributors and/or agronomists. 

 

All decisions must take into account the prevailing growing conditions, the time of year, & the established management practices. 

 

All products mentioned in UPDATES & WARNINGS should be used in accordance with the manufacturer’s directions, & according to provincial, state, or federal law. 

 

For the official advantages, benefits, features, precautions, & restrictions concerning any product, the turf manager must rely only on the information furnished by the manufacturer. 

 

The mention of trade names does not constitute a guarantee or a warranty.

 

NORAHG also produces Force Of Nature, which dares to defy the pesticide-hating fanatжcs by exploring the whole truth from an independent perspective on The Pesticide Truths Web-Site      http://pesticidetruths.com/  

 

UPDATES & WARNINGS, Force Of Nature, & their various incarnations, was the brain-child of William H Gathercole ( now retired ) & his colleagues. 

 

Here is a brief summary of Mr Gathercole’s career     

 

FIELDS OF UNIVERSITY STUDY         Crop, Horticulture, & Turfgrass Sciences      Mathematics & Physics

 

ALMA MATERS         McGill University      University of Guelph      the first person ever to obtain bachelors of science degrees & contribute directly to both the professional lawn care & golf maintenance industries. 

 

EXPERTISE         turf & ornamental maintenance & troubleshooting      history of the green space industry      sales & distribution of seeds, chemicals, fertilizers, & equipment      fertilizer manufacturing & distribution      environmental issues & pesticide-hating fanatжcism. 

 

NOTABLE ACTIVITIES         worked in virtually all aspects of the green space industry, including golf maintenance, professional lawn care, tree & shrub care, distribution, environmental compliance, government negotiations, public affairs, & workplace safety      the supervisor, consultant, &, programmer for the successful execution of hundreds-of-thousands of management operations in the golf course & urban landscape, as well as millions of pest control applications      the advisor, instructor, & trainer for thousands of turf & ornamental managers & technicians      the pesticide certification instructor for thousands of industry workers      a founder of the modern professional lawn care industry      the prolific writer for industry publications, reports, & blogs      the first to confirm the invasion of European Chafer insects in both the Montreal region & the Vancouver / Fraser Valley region      with Dr Peter Dernoeden, the first to confirm the presence of Take All Patch as a disease of turf in Eastern Canada      with Dr David Shetlar, the first to confirm the presence of Kentucky Bluegrass Scale as an insect pest in south-western Ontario, & later, in the Montreal & Vancouver regions. 

 

SPECIAL CONTRIBUTIONS         the creator of the Pesticide Ban Exception Status that allowed the golf industry to avoid being subjected to anti-pesticide prohibition for a generation      the creator of the signs that are now used for posting after application      the co-founder of annual winter convention for Quebec golf course superintendents      the founder of the first ever Turf Summit with guest Dr Jack L Eggens   https://wp.me/p1jq40-7dT      the major influence in the decision by Canadian Cancer Society to stop selling-for-profit fresh pesticide-treated daffodils   https://wp.me/P1jq40-1OW      the only true reliable witness of the events of anti-pesticide prohibition in the town of Hudson, Quebec   https://wp.me/p1jq40-asu      the founder ( now retired ) of UPDATES & WARNINGS & Force Of Nature series of reports & blogs. 

 

NOTABLE AWARD         the first man-of-the-year for contributions leading to the successful founding of the Quebec professional lawn care trade association, which served as a beach-head against anti-pesticide activists in the 1980s & 1990s. 

 

LEGACIES      Mr Gathercole & his colleagues         designed & implemented strategies that reined anti-pesticide activists & provided peace & prosperity for the entire modern green space industry for a generation      orchestrated legal action against anti-pesticide activists in the town of Hudson, Quebec      launched the largest founding professional lawn care business in the nation      quadrupled the business revenues of one of the largest suppliers in the nation. 

 

Mr Gathercole is now retired, although his name continues to appear as the founder of UPDATES & WARNINGS & Force Of Nature series of reports & blogs. 

 

We dare to defy by exploring the whole truth from an independent perspective on The Pesticide Truths Web-Site      http://pesticidetruths.com/  

 

We are the National Organization Responding Against HUJE that conspire to destroy the Green space and other industries ( NORAHG ). 

 

If you wish to receive free reports & blogs on issues that concern you, please contact us at      force.of.de.nature@gmail.com   WILLIAM H GATHERCOLE AND NORAH G  

 

 

 

 

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