Amid the empty grocery store shelves and darkened restaurants, I found something surprisingly full this week.
The tee sheet at my club in Charlotte, N.C.
That could change at any moment and it probably has at different spots around the country but in the first full week since the world effectively paused, playing golf continued.
It’s different but so is everything else.
At Cedarwood Country Club where I am a member, the clubhouse is closed except one entry to bathrooms. The pro shop has been relocated to a tent behind the first tee. If you need a sleeve of balls or some tees, a member of the staff will bring them to you.
There are no more bunker rakes, but a member of the maintenance staff is making regular tours of the course to make sure the bunkers are in proper shape. Not surprisingly, the bunkers are in better shape than when we do it ourselves.
Flagsticks are being left in place with the admonishment not to touch them. Truth be told, many of us probably never get the ball in the hole anyway so there’s no need t…