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(CBC)   Golf courses in Maine are open. Golf courses in New Brunswick are open. But the golf course that straddles their border? Not so much   (cbc.ca) divider line
    More: Interesting, Canada, New Brunswick, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Golf, Canada - United States border, closure of the Canada-U.S. border, Golf course, Maine  
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328 clicks; posted to Sports » on 21 May 2020 at 12:53 AM (2 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2020-05-20 6:53:48 PM  
Good fences make good neighbours, so the obvious solution is to build access from the Canadian side of the golf course and build a fence down the border. The American golfers can golf on the American side and the Canadian golfers can golf on the Canadian side. Hey, King Solomon would approve, I think, to dividing the baby right down the middle.

What, almost all the fairways are on the Canadian side? Great. Baby will survive being bi-sected. The Americans can watch from their side of the fence, which I assume has the 19th hole.
 
2020-05-20 6:56:27 PM  
My Brother is a golfer. I should ask his opinion. And find out if he has ever golfed this course. I know he has participated in charity golfing tournaments in the USA, so maybe this course was once convenient for him.

If nobody I know golfs there, then they should do the green thing and plow up the Canadian side of the course and turn it back into potato fields. Fair's fair on the fairways.
 
2020-05-20 6:58:05 PM  
Alternative idea: Invite Trump to golf there. But only on the Canadian side of the border. And he can't enter the course from the US side of the border or the military will mine it against alien intruders and crazy foreign despots.
 
2020-05-20 6:59:00 PM  
Puck golf.

Now that's a good idea, especially for winter golfers. Makes the puck easy for Americans to see without a blue light on it.
 
2020-05-21 4:13:35 AM  

brantgoose: Puck golf.

Now that's a good idea, especially for winter golfers. Makes the puck easy for Americans to see without a blue light on it.


Hey now, slow your roll you moose molester...

I'm a hockey guy through and through. Golf is a great game to kill 4hrs and a handle of vodka, a gram of coke and a few joints with.

Hockey and golf are pretty intertwined (especially if you're a Leafs fan).

I dont know if you watched the Dustin/Rory/whoever those 2 were on Sunday, but that was great. Because we've watched nothing for 2 months.
 
2020-05-21 4:59:06 AM  
Golf courses....the biggest waste of space to ever be known to man


Would have been wonderful if they never opened back up again
 
2020-05-21 5:41:08 AM  

lifeslammer: Golf courses....the biggest waste of space to ever be known to man


Would have been wonderful if they never opened back up again


If we disconnected your internet connect and you couldnt play Fortnite, you'd lose your brain.

Shut up.
 
2020-05-21 6:09:53 AM  
I will be surprised if the course is allowed to open. The article implied that it was the Americans who would not allow the Canadians access to the course. Even if they did, the golfers may have problems getting back into Canada.

My daughter just finished her studies in Canada and getting back to the states turned out to be an adventure. The original plan was for me to drive up and bring her back. After a few phone calls, I discovered, no way I was going to be let into Canada, even if I had copies the paperwork showing her visa was about to expire and my promise that I would do nothing more than pick her up.

Plan B. Her cousin would bring her over the border. Nope, even though he has duo citizenship, he probably could not get back into Canada, even if he was only at the US border for five minutes.

Plan C. She was driven to the border, and walked across with 2 backpacks, a suitcase and her cat in a carrier. The rest of her things are still in Canada. She was let into the states because her visa was expiring. The questioning at the border about her health status was polite but reasonable. The cat wasn't a problem.  All of his papers were definitely in order, my daughter is like that.

While it certainly caused some anxious moments,  I agree the with policies.
 
2020-05-21 6:31:04 AM  

fatalvenom: lifeslammer: Golf courses....the biggest waste of space to ever be known to man


Would have been wonderful if they never opened back up again

If we disconnected your internet connect and you couldnt play Fortnite, you'd lose your brain.

Shut up.


awwww old boomer doesnt like reality

Each course uses anywhere from 130k to 1m gallons of water a day to keep the greens green. The more desert the location, the higher (and more idiotic) the use

Each course is anywhere from 74 acres to 180 acres. Thats 3.2 to 78.4 MILLION square feet wasted on the crappiest kind of grass you can have.

There are currently 15k+ courses in the States, wasting well over 2 million gallons of water a day, and wasting almost 2 million acres of land. All so a bunch of old white (usually rich) snobs can walk around hitting a ball for 4 hours


Golf can die in a fire
 
2020-05-21 8:26:40 AM  
Simple solution:

Rename it Trump Golf Course and The Donald will write an executive order immediately to open it to all.
 
2020-05-21 8:39:40 AM  
I think they should kill all the golfers on the course.
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2020-05-21 9:10:16 AM  

brantgoose: What, almost all the fairways are on the Canadian side?


The whole course is in Canada, even the club house. The parking lot, golf cart hut and the only entrance is on the American side.
 
2020-05-21 9:13:31 AM  

lifeslammer: Golf courses....the biggest waste of space to ever be known to man


I think this place is restricted, Wang, so don't tell 'em you're Jewish.
 
2020-05-21 10:31:32 AM  

The Smails Kid: lifeslammer: Golf courses....the biggest waste of space to ever be known to man

I think this place is restricted, Wang, so don't tell 'em you're Jewish.


Awesome intersection of appropriate reply and username
 
2020-05-21 11:30:10 AM  

FreeLawyer: I will be surprised if the course is allowed to open. The article implied that it was the Americans who would not allow the Canadians access to the course. Even if they did, the golfers may have problems getting back into Canada.

My daughter just finished her studies in Canada and getting back to the states turned out to be an adventure. The original plan was for me to drive up and bring her back. After a few phone calls, I discovered, no way I was going to be let into Canada, even if I had copies the paperwork showing her visa was about to expire and my promise that I would do nothing more than pick her up.

Plan B. Her cousin would bring her over the border. Nope, even though he has duo citizenship, he probably could not get back into Canada, even if he was only at the US border for five minutes.

Plan C. She was driven to the border, and walked across with 2 backpacks, a suitcase and her cat in a carrier. The rest of her things are still in Canada. She was let into the states because her visa was expiring. The questioning at the border about her health status was polite but reasonable. The cat wasn't a problem.  All of his papers were definitely in order, my daughter is like that.

While it certainly caused some anxious moments,  I agree the with policies.


Plan D: She could rent a car (or you could rent one for her) and she could drive herself home?
 
2020-05-21 12:42:43 PM  

puckrock2000: FreeLawyer: I will be surprised if the course is allowed to open. The article implied that it was the Americans who would not allow the Canadians access to the course. Even if they did, the golfers may have problems getting back into Canada.

My daughter just finished her studies in Canada and getting back to the states turned out to be an adventure. The original plan was for me to drive up and bring her back. After a few phone calls, I discovered, no way I was going to be let into Canada, even if I had copies the paperwork showing her visa was about to expire and my promise that I would do nothing more than pick her up.

Plan B. Her cousin would bring her over the border. Nope, even though he has duo citizenship, he probably could not get back into Canada, even if he was only at the US border for five minutes.

Plan C. She was driven to the border, and walked across with 2 backpacks, a suitcase and her cat in a carrier. The rest of her things are still in Canada. She was let into the states because her visa was expiring. The questioning at the border about her health status was polite but reasonable. The cat wasn't a problem.  All of his papers were definitely in order, my daughter is like that.

While it certainly caused some anxious moments,  I agree the with policies.

Plan D: She could rent a car (or you could rent one for her) and she could drive herself home?


You are assuming she has a driver's license and knows how to drive.  Also, most car rental agencies won't rent to anybody under 25 or 30, and they might not allow their vehicles to be driven over the border, especially now.
 
2020-05-21 12:44:37 PM  
Note that the overall issue here is that the border is closed, by mutual agreement of both countries, to all non-essential travel.  Golf is not essential.
 
2020-05-21 2:11:22 PM  

Geotpf: puckrock2000: FreeLawyer: I will be surprised if the course is allowed to open. The article implied that it was the Americans who would not allow the Canadians access to the course. Even if they did, the golfers may have problems getting back into Canada.

My daughter just finished her studies in Canada and getting back to the states turned out to be an adventure. The original plan was for me to drive up and bring her back. After a few phone calls, I discovered, no way I was going to be let into Canada, even if I had copies the paperwork showing her visa was about to expire and my promise that I would do nothing more than pick her up.

Plan B. Her cousin would bring her over the border. Nope, even though he has duo citizenship, he probably could not get back into Canada, even if he was only at the US border for five minutes.

Plan C. She was driven to the border, and walked across with 2 backpacks, a suitcase and her cat in a carrier. The rest of her things are still in Canada. She was let into the states because her visa was expiring. The questioning at the border about her health status was polite but reasonable. The cat wasn't a problem.  All of his papers were definitely in order, my daughter is like that.

While it certainly caused some anxious moments,  I agree the with policies.

Plan D: She could rent a car (or you could rent one for her) and she could drive herself home?

You are assuming she has a driver's license and knows how to drive.  Also, most car rental agencies won't rent to anybody under 25 or 30, and they might not allow their vehicles to be driven over the border, especially now.


What he said.
 
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