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WCVB NEWS COVERAGE OF COVID RULES AT PCC MAY 9, 2020

UNTIL RECENTLY, MOST GOLFERS NEVER THOUGHT TWICE ABOUT THE FACT THE STATE LINE SLICES THROUGH THIS PRIVATE COURSE. NOW THE DIFFERENT ROLES IN DIFFERENT STATES MEANS THAT FOR SOME PLAYERS, STEPPING ON THE WRONG SIDE OF THE LINE COULD MEAN STEPPING ON THE WRONG SIDE OF THE LAW. MAX JACKSON FROM CUMBERLAND, RHODE ISLAND TEES OFF ON THE 7TH HOLE AT PAWTUCKET COUNTRY CLUB. HIS BUDDIES FROM MASSACHUSETTS WON’T BE ABLE TO PLAY THE WHOLE COURSE WITH HIM. >> UNTIL THEY CAN PLAY ALL 18 HOLES, WE’RE NOT REALLY KEEPING SCORE. DAVID: AT THE START OF THE OUTBREAK, MASSACHUSETTS SHUT DOWN ITS GOLF COURSES, BUT HAS NOW REOPENED THEM FOR EVERYONE. RHODE ISLAND NEVER CLOSED CLOSED ITS COURSES BUT WILL STILL ONLY LET RHODE ISLANDERS PLAY. >> OUR MASS FRIENDS WHO WERE MEMBERS OF THE CLUB COULDN’T PLAY THE COURSE BECAUSE THEY WEREN’T ALLOWED TO PLAY GOLF BASICALLY. DAVID: PROBLEM IS THE PAWTUCKET COUNTRY CLUB STRADDLES THE STATE LINE. MOST OF THE COURSE IN MASSACHUSETTS BUT PARTS OF THREE HOLES PLUS THE CLUB HOUSE IN RHODE ISLAND. >> SO IT GOES IN THE SHAPE OF A PIE, PIZZA PIE, TO THE WATER HERE. DAVID: CO-OWNER GARY REIS. SAYS TO KEEP THE COURSE LEGAL. MASSACHUSETTS PLAYERS MUST SKIP HOLES ONE, TEN AND THE PUTTING GREEN ON 18. IN ADDITION, WHILE RHODE ISLANDER CAN RIDE IN CARTS. BAY STATERS MUST WALK. >> SO IF THEY COME IN MASSACHUSETTS AND WALK THE HOLES IN MASSACHUSETTS BECAUSE MASSACHUSETTS PEOPLE CAN’T TAKE CARTS, WE’RE ALLOWING THAT. DAVID: REISS SAYS KEEPING THE GREENS LOOKING LIKE THIS COSTS A MILLION DOLLARS YEAR. HE WORRIES HIS MEMBERS WILL SOON START CANCELLING THEIR MEMBERSHIPS. UNLESS THE TWO STATES CAN AGREE ON THE RULES OF THE GAME. >> THESE ARE BLUE-COLLAR, HARD-WORKING PEOPLE. I’M NOT LOOKING FOR A FAVOR FOR SPOILED RICH PEOPLE IN ANY WAY. THESE PEOPLE DESERVE TO BE OUT HERE.