Golfers Exercise Social Distance While Enjoying Popular Pastime

John Syracuse, Vice Chairman of the Niagara County Legislature, today said golf courses are back in play and in full accordance with Governor Cuomo’s Executive Order.

Parking lot outside of Lockport Town & Country Club.

Syracuse added, “We have sought guidance from the Niagara County Department of Health and we are confident we are striking the right balance between the need to continue to be vigilant in our COVID-19 fight and the desire for some measure of opening things up,”

Expanding on public safety, he noted, “If we find a disregard for social distancing protocols in these venues, we will adapt our policy accordingly.”

A lone golfer shoots his shot.

Of course, social distancing is still in effect.   

These three gentlemen appear to be keeping their distance.

As you would expect from responsible adults, most golfers appear to be exhibiting caution while enjoying the cool spring air, according to a reporter with the Western New York Observer who visited some reopened courses.

“Clearly, the vast majority of the decision-making on what is open and what is closed rests with Governor Cuomo,” said Syracuse.  “But now that we have adjusted to this situation over the last month, we are looking for new ways to provide services to our residents without compromising anyone’s safety.”