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Golf, Civil Disobedience, and Coronavirus: One Year Later

Added 04-18-21 12:38:02pm EST - “If it was reasonable to believe civil disobedience to coronavirus lockdowns began on the golf course, might it not also be reasonable to believe the counter revolution to what we are going through could start on the links?” - Legalinsurrection.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Legalinsurrection.com: “Golf, Civil Disobedience, and Coronavirus: One Year Later”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

If it was reasonable to believe civil disobedience to coronavirus lockdowns began on the golf course, might it not also be reasonable to believe the counter revolution to what we are going through could start on the links?

About a year ago, Legal Insurrection published an essay I wrote titled Golf Can Be An Act of Civil Disobedience During the Coronavirus Crisis.

After almost everything closed in Massachusetts in March of 2020, there was little to do recreationally-speaking. One exception was golf. Driving ranges and courses remained open because they are outdoors and, ipso facto, socially distant.

Soon enough, however, Coronavirus hysteria claimed golf, too, and from the end of March and all of April everything related to golf was shut down. Yet neighboring Rhode Island kept its courses open, and Massachusetts golfers sought the opportunity to play where they could. Rhode Island caught on quickly and banned out of state play.

The inevitable happened within days. Three Massachusetts golfers were arrested when they met a friend from Rhode Island, who took them to play. I was unable to learn the fate of these desperados, but I’m guessing they were asked to pay a small fine and that’s where it ended.

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