My short answer is definitely NO. I've seen those plastic dividers in carts at most local courses now in Ontario, Canada. To me, these dividers are quite flimsy and not securely attached nor provide full coverage/protection for both golfers. I'd seen some flapping freely even before the golfers' round, I would imagine especially on a windy day.I don't think the golfers can maintain the required physical distancing if they happen to access their respective golf bags at the back of the cart to get their clubs. They can take turns, but I doubt that'll always be the case especially if golfers behind them are closing in.Glad I'm still able to walk playing golf with my push cart... easier to maintain physical distancing from other golfers.Riding golfers should be given a choice of riding solo or sharing a ride with another golfer.... but should carefully think of Covid 19-related risks. Better safe than sorry.
Where can I buy one. I live in northern NJ? Used one the other day. Does the job. We are thinking of buying two for our group. Can they go in and out of all golf carts easily?
Do you send to Australian & how much is postage for the eagle
Sharing a golf cart with anyone not part of your household increases the risk of covid19 transmission, period. It is a bad idea that is contrary to social distancing guidelines being promoted by CDC and most state health authorities. Sitting shoulder to shoulder, even with a plastic shield, promotes a false sense of safety. I'm aware that some states' guidelines are now allowing cart sharing, (and certainly the course operators want to minimze expenses, wear and tear, etc), but it is illogical to suggest that it is possible to share a cart and also practice effective social distancing.Remember, this virus is still with us, is highly contagious, and is primarily contracted through airborne transmission. At some point in your round, you and your partner will inadvertently get closer than you ought to. It's not worth the risk, and especially for those of us over 60, this virus is particularly dangerous. Walk the course if you can, pay an extra fee to ride alone, but don't take chances.
Sounds like a good idea,but why not take golfers temperature before sharing a cart,or charge a small fee for using one golfer to a cart(10$)
I shared a cart with my friend last week with a plastic divider. We drove our cars separately to the golf course and were expecting separate carts. While not wanting to protest this new set up, neither one of us were too pleased with divider.It was a very hot day and the divider blocked any cross breeze we might have had without it.Also, it did not extend to our golf bags so we had to concentrate to get our clubs out while maintaining social distancing.It would have been so much better to have separate carts.Tomorrow will be 31C and will request my own cart so not a repeat of last week.
Yes, I would be comfortable with a partition; however, I suspect golf courses won't spend the money on such partitions and many courses will simply go back to compelling cart sharing as soon as such permitted. I know of one local course which simply stated that sharing will be required regarding of age or health concerns and if not happy with its policy then don't play.
One solution would be a portable partition that could be carried by individual golfers.
Found one company that produces a cart separator for all makes of carts. Quality made and simple to install (2-3 minute)without any compromise to the cart. The partition is changeable and very well made!
No holes, no adhesive, no Velcro. Very economical and they are shipping from stock!
They also make a great ball lifter.
Check out www.golfcartdividers.com and www.gimmielift.com
Yeah, the more I think about this and after I looked at the construction on their PDF at Primex Plastic, I am convince that they and the golf courses who use these are opening themselves up to a class-action law suit because they are giving a false sense of safety and security as these will NOT stop a sneeze. They will minimize a sneeze but will not prevent it from finding its way around the flimsy roll-up divider.
It's going to cost golf courses later - bookmark this reply and see.
My twenty year golf run will be over for an 18 hole course as I will have to walk the executive courses until I can get my stamina up to walk 18.
1. What prevents the virus from going underneath the dividers and up the other side, especially when you consider the effect of the wind while stationary or moving?
2. Will you still have access to all the cup and ball holders on the carts?
Has anyone realized or considered that this contraption mandates and insist that you have a designated cart driver?
If the non-driver has to move/drive the cart for any reason, then the divider will become compromised.
Nah, this is a bad idea and I will not be forced to share with the cart with a stranger so bye-bye riding!