Architect Chris Wilczynski discusses the effects of the coronavirus pandemic on the golf course design business
June 10, 2020
Construction delays and travel restrictions are forcing golf course architects to get creative. Michigan-based Wilczynski has projects from Florida to upstate New York and he and the clubs that have hired him are working through new challenges posed by the pandemic.
Sr. Managing Editor Brandon Tucker checks in with Laura Bauernfeind, the City Manager for the City of Los Angeles' 12 golf courses. She shares some of the changes they've made to operations in 2020, including mandatory tee times and spaced out tee time intervals, and shares how they are experiencing strong demand thus far.
Golf Advisor Sr. Managing Editor Brandon Tucker shares notable restrictions for playing golf in different parts of the world, including the United Kingdom and Ireland amidst the Covid-19 pandemic. He shares the outlook for tour operators in 2020-21, as well as shares notable municipal closures in America's largest cities.
In an interview with Golf Advisor Senior Writer Jason Deegan, Bushnell Golf's John DeCastro discusses his company's latest technology and offerings, including the new v5 rangefinders and their enhanced capabilities. He also discusses Bushnell's new Wingman product, which is a high-quality music speaker that can be mounted magnetically on a golf cart. The Wingman isn't just a toy, though: it can provide instant yardage readings via built-in GPS technology.