Question of the Week

Change in plans

Does the outbreak of the coronavirus in the U.S. affect your golf plans in any way?

Maybe you have tickets to an upcoming tournament or a buddy trip planned in the coming months. Is the spreading of the coronavirus around the United States and abroad making you rethink upcoming golf plans?

Please email your response to editor Stuart Hall. In order to publish, please include your first and last name, along with your city and state of residence.

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Have to admit that I am rethinking my plans for April and June to go to New Jersey for golf. Hotels, restaurants and public places can be breeding grounds. So if it continues to spread the way it is, I will probably cancel my plans. Reluctantly.

Doug Smith
Gaithersburg, Md.

This will not change my plans in the slightest. To me, this is the most overhyped event since the Y2K furor back at the start of 2000. Flu happens every year and unfortunately it affects many people. As of now this virus hasn’t affected anywhere near the amount of people that the normal flu does. At this point this seems to be more of a problem with an over-crazed media.

Dennis Burns
Joliet, Ill.

We have a buddies golf trip coming up soon in Las Vegas and we are monitoring the situation there closely. With only one reported case — as I write this — we are still on go, but will take precautions in air travel, lodging and casinos. With travelers there from all over the country, and the world, for that matter, it is a prime location for a major outbreak and we may have to change our plans.

Praying for a quick resolution, but I’m afraid it will get worse before it gets better.

Dennis Kruisenga
Kentwood, Mich.

Nothing gets in the way of a good round of golf with friends. Golf courses are just beginning to open in the Boston area after a very mild winter. I'll be out there.

Arthur Buonopane
Winchester, Mass.

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