When Golf Stopped

A snapshot of golf at its most vulnerable

Shortly after the initial wave of COVID-19 hit in March, we asked TGJ contributors Could Be The Day to safely venture into the wild, in hopes of capturing the pandemic’s imprint on the game. What follows is a snapshot of golf at its most vulnerable, in a time when its frequenters needed it the most.

Santa Ana Country Club in Santa Ana, CA

Nobody returned to golf in the last three months because they missed driving golf carts. No one came back for ornate clubhouses and post-round massages. No one dusted off their clubs for committee meetings, or the glory of a landscape upon which every shirt was tucked. The courses aren’t crowded today because golfers want to show off their coveted memberships to their friends. We are playing golf right now for golf’s sake.

“This is Golf’s Chance” by Tom Coyne