Golfers in Arizona can still get their hacks in amid stay-at-home orders … the state has declared the sport essential — and some residents are PISSED over the exception.
Officials laid down the new rules in the Grand Canyon State this week … forcing Arizonans to shelter in place unless they had good reason to leave — like for jobs or essential activities.
In the order, they deem golf — along with walking, hiking, running and biking — as essential exercises … and some feel that ain’t helping stop the spread of coronavirus one bit.
Of course, while on the links, it’s pretty easy to social distance … but there are definite problem areas at the golf facilities nonetheless.
Practice greens, ranges and the starting area can all get backed up with people … and we’re told some residents in Arizona are seeing their golf-course-lined neighborhoods turn into gathering areas as well.
It’ll be interesting to see if Arizona maintains the sport as essential … remember, California initially kept its courses open during stay-at-home orders before shutting them down just days later.