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A golfer got a tee time from Drew Clements, an assistant golf pro at Independence Golf Club, on Thursday outside the clubhouse. It’s one of several anti-virus measures the club has taken.

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Player services staff member Tyler Green filled range ball baskets at Independence Golf Club on Thursday. Green’s effort showed one of the measures the club has taken amid the COVID-19 outbreak. Carts are cleaned upon return, and there is no removal of the flag pins on the course.

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Golfers at Independence Golf Club Thurs. March 19, 2020. The public golf club is adapting to the COVID-19 virus by moving the pro shop outside, one golfer per cart, eliminating the flag pins from the practice green, staff filled range ball baskets, no removal of the flag pins on the course, cleaning the carts upon return and other procedure to keep staff and golfers safe.

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Eric Kolenich writes sports stories for the Richmond Times-Dispatch, focusing on local athletes and teams. He graduated from the University of Virginia in 2008 with a BA in English and joined the paper in 2009. (804) 649-6109

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