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Maine golfers have run of course because of closed border

Jun. 2, 2020 2:22 PM EDT

FORT FAIRFIELD, Maine (AP) — The closing of the Canadian border because of the pandemic is giving Maine golfers the run of a golf club that straddles the border. The Aroostook Valley Country Club’s parking lot and pro shop are in Maine but the 18-hole course and clubhouse are in the province of New...

Preston Griffin, who runs First Class Mortuary Transport, wear protective gear as he leaves area nursing home with a body in Philadelphia, Pa. on May 7, 2020. (David Maialetti/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP)

Sobering US nursing home death report as lockdowns ease

Jun. 1, 2020 5:38 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — At least a quarter of the COVID-19 deaths in the United States were among nursing home residents, a new report said, a disclosure that came as coronavirus restrictions eased Monday even as U.S. protests against police brutality sparked fears of new outbreaks. The Florida Keys welcomed...

Hotel worker Mailinda Kaci cleans the windows in a restaurant area at the Acropolian Spirit Hotel in central Athens as the ancient Acropolis is seen in the background, on Monday June 1, 2020. Lockdown restrictions were lifted on non-seasonal hotels Monday as the country prepares to start its tourism season on June 15. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)

Greece lifts its lockdown on hotels, pools, golf courses

Jun. 1, 2020 12:55 PM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece lifted lockdown restrictions Monday for hotels, open-air cinemas, golf courses and public swimming pools as the country ramped up preparations for the crucial summer tourism season to start in two weeks. Primary school children also returned to class. Strict public safety...

In this Wednesday May 20, 2020 photo, Deep South Disc Divas member Michelle Clay puts a disc into a basket during practice at Tatum Park in Hattiesburg, Miss. Disc golf, which was started in the 1970s, is much like golf but uses a flying disc and above-ground targets called “holes.” (Cam Bonelli/Hattiesburg American via AP)

Disc golf helps woman stay active during pandemic

May. 30, 2020 12:02 AM EDT

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — Competitive sports may have been sidelined in the months since the new coronavirus emerged in Mississippi, but one sport continues to thrive. Disc golf, which was started in the 1970s, is much like golf but uses a flying disc and above-ground targets called “holes.”...

Town condemns treatment of gator caught on mini-golf course

May. 29, 2020 11:35 AM EDT

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — A worker for an animal control company allowed bystanders to ride and pose for pictures and videos with an alligator that was captured on a South Carolina miniature golf course, drawing condemnation from town leaders. Hilton Head Island Town Manager Steve Riley issued a...

FILE - In this Thursday, May 7, 2020, file photo, a person jogs past a closed nightclub in St. Louis. Running is seeing an increase in participation since the coronavirus outbreak began taking off in the United States. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)

Americans finding ways to stay active while keeping distance

May. 25, 2020 10:03 AM EDT

Vicki L. Friedman always wanted to play golf with her adult sons but until this spring couldn’t find time to learn the game and practice. Shaun Warkentin was looking for a diversion when his young sons tired of jumping on the backyard trampoline and being indoors. He discovered the joy of taking them...

Visitors wearing masks to curb the spread of the coronavirus take shelter from a sudden rainstorm at a park in Beijing on Saturday, May 23, 2020. New coronavirus cases dropped to zero in China for the first time Saturday but overwhelmed hospitals across Latin America – both in countries lax about lockdowns and those lauded for firm, early confinement. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

The Latest: Montana outbreak tied to Schwab country club

May. 24, 2020 1:04 AM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: — Montana outbreak tied to golf and country club developed by...

Hazel Roberts walks in a field of flags ahead of Memorial Day, Saturday, May 23, 2020, in Cohasset, Mass. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

Holiday amid pandemic: Americans divided on how to respond

May. 23, 2020 8:58 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump played golf at one of his courses Saturday during the Memorial Day weekend as he urged U.S. states to reopen after coronavirus-related lockdowns. Yet many Americans remained cautious as the number of confirmed cases nationwide passed 1.6 million. In California, where...

Western Montana virus outbreak tied to luxury golf club

May. 23, 2020 3:23 PM EDT

HAMILTON, Mont. (AP) — An outbreak of COVID-19 in western Montana is tied to an exclusive golf and country club developed by financial executive Charles Schwab, club officials said. Eight people who recently tested positive for COVID-19 in Ravalli County are employees of the Stock Farm Club near Hamilton,...

Ski industry vet to take over revived Hermitage Club

May. 23, 2020 12:51 PM EDT

WILMINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A ski industry veteran with ties to southern Vermont is taking the helm of the former Hermitage Club, the private resort at Haystack Mountain in Wilmington. The appointment of Bill Benneyan as executive director and general manager of the Hermitage Members Club came a week after the...