COVID-19 Best Practices for Operators

Golf House Kentucky has received multiple reports from government officials that golf courses are excluded from the recent executive order issued by Governor Beshear related to the closure of public-facing businesses. It should be noted that facilities are still under the executive order restricting congregation of people and this should be avoided. Please continue to exhibit the best practices many facilities have shared to limit the congregation of people and limit exposure of the virus. Maintaining social distancing practices will be of critical importance!

  • Switch food & beverage operations to carryout; use delivery if possible (executive order from the state government)

  • Raise cup liners to one inch above the putting surface

  • If you do not feel comfortable raising the cups, put part of a pool noodle or PVC pipe at the bottom of the hole around the flagstick

  • Remove flagsticks from the golf course and use hole location sheets instead

  • Monitor employment laws and adjustments during this period

  • Discover other ways you can utilize hourly employees, such as assisting on grounds crew or on-course projects

  • Check for resources and updates

  • Ask golfers to consider walking rather than riding

  • Conduct all lessons outside while keeping six feet between you and the golfer

  • Use box lunches

  • Play under tee times rather than shotgun starts as much as possible

Helpful links:

COVID-19 Resources from
Kentucky COVID-19 Resources
CDC Information
Golf Professional Natural Disaster Resource Facebook Group
Preparing for COVID-19 in the Workplace
Loan Advice from Ronnie Miles
Employer Advice from Ronnie Miles
Alcoholic Beverage Control in Kentucky
Facilitate #SafeGolf
Good Deeds
Familiy First Coronavirus Response Act
Small Business Guidance
Daily Facebook Streaming
Warning from Governor Beshear on March 29th
Unemployment Insurance
Families First Toolkit

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Golf House Kentucky is the umbrella organization for Kentucky’s Family of Golf Organizations: Kentucky Golf Association, Kentucky PGA and Kentucky Golf Foundation. The vision of Kentucky’s golf leaders, Golf House Kentucky was founded in 1978, and is headquartered in a picturesque country setting in Louisville, Kentucky. Golf House Kentucky conducts competitions for golfers of all ages, gender and skill levels (amateur, professional and junior), and provides valuable services to Kentucky PGA professionals and member golf facilities. Working in partnership with the USGA, Golf House Kentucky provides individual golfers and member golf facilities with a wide range of services: Handicapping, USGA Course and Slope Rating, award programs, club consulting and golf management software. The family’s philanthropic affiliate, Kentucky Golf Foundation promotes the Kentucky Golf Hall of Fame, Kentucky golf museum and provides grant and scholarship programs for youth in the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

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