Golf's hiatus continues. Yes, the concept of adjusting to new realities has settled in for all of us with COVID-19 now so pervasive in our lives. And, yes, some of the pandemic's impacts are crushingly real and breathtakingly widespread.
But the game remains there for us. In more "normal" times it might've taken the form of keeping up with dazzling exploits offered by today's elite players. Or the simple joy of our regular outings with tried-and-true foursomes. Either way, fleeting escapes from real-world problems. Now, with example after example we see individuals and organizations leaning into the problems. Doing what is possible, and doing what is needed, to improve difficult situations. We see the inherent character of the game coming to life. It's being expressed in words and in actions. Especially in actions.
As GGP's writers sketch out in the pages of this week's edition, the good works are coming from all corners and all levels of the global game.
Top playing professionals are finding unique ways to contribute, Ron Green Jr. tells us. Golf's leading business partners are repurposing their organizations and bolstering efforts to counter the disease, Lewine Mair writes. Meanwhile, groups of dedicated amateurs are calling on the nature of their better angels to make a difference, Jim Nugent reports.
And, as this week's installment of The Divot reveals, each of us is handling our own circumstances and potentially re-learning in the process to cherish the most basic of human experiences.