Keeping Score

5 states yet to reopen for golf, report finds

Washington commits to reopening Tuesday, and New Hampshire is set to begin play next week, National Golf Foundation reports, which would leave only Maryland, Massachusetts and Vermont without golf, plus out-of-season Alaska

5: Number of states that have not reopened for play since the nationwide shutdown related to the coronavirus pandemic. According to the National Golf Foundation’s latest report, which was released Friday, only Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont and Washington still are not allowing any golf statewide. Alaska’s season has yet to begin. New Jersey reopened courses on Saturday, one day after Illinois, Maine, Nevada, New Mexico and Pennsylvania came back online. Washington was scheduled to open on Tuesday, and New Hampshire was expected to reopen on May 11, according to the NGF. Most courses have reopened with social-distancing and other restrictions in place, to limit the possibility of the virus’ transmission. According to a recent Morning Read series written by Bradley S. Klein (here, here and here) , the game is facing big changes in how it is played and how the business of golf will be run.

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