Golf In A Plague Year: March 25 Postponed
The Olympic Committee has postponed the Tokyo Olympics until 2021. The move was not unexpected. Pressure had been mounting for days.
I don’t like to make anything about Tiger, but this is an interesting development. Other than 18 Majors, an Olympic medal is about the only thing in golf Eldrick doesn’t have. Could he have made the team this year? Doubtful. Might he make it next year? It’s possible, if his back holds up and he manages a couple of wins and a bunch of top tens. But then his window is done. There’s absolutely no way he makes the team in four years.
Virtual golf lessons are not surprisingly on the rise. V1 Sports, a Michigan based company, has a system of interactive remote golf lessons that are powered by easy-to-use tools for video swing capture and sharing as well as dynamic functions that help pros create detailed video lessons with voice-over instruction and visual feedback through telestration. From home, golfers can film and send their swings to the teaching pro of their choice and receive lessons and drills using the V1 Golf mobile app.
Golfin, the online golf coaching platform from a team of U.K. PGA Professionals, is offering a 50% discount on its personalised online coaching programme for golfers, to support them through their enforced absence from the golf course due to Coronavirus.
Golfers can access their 50% discount on their first ‘Par’ package only, by visiting www.golfin.club selecting the ‘Par’ package and entering the code GOLFIN50 at the checkout. For free content from Golfin to get you through the extra time at home, follow @golfin.club on Instagram @golfinclub on Twitter and @golfin on Facebook.
Acknowledging that there is a great deal of uncertainty in the equations, the Ally Challenge presented by McLaren’s is still scheduled for July 27 – August 2 at Warwick Hills GC in Grand Blanc, Michigan. The press release sent out yesterday says that they are proceeding as planned.
Hopefully the pandemic will have crested by then.
Tour Edge Golf says that they will donate 5% of every order to the Northern Illinois Food Bank to help those in need.
Makers Mark — my favorite bourbon brand — has started an initiative to help your local cooks, servers, bartenders and staff. You can find the details at the link.
Ann Arbor’s local bookstore, Literati, is not going to survive without an infusion of cash. If you’ve ever shopped there, they are promoting a GoFundMe campaign.