Who would have thought the simple pool noodle would play a role in saving golf courses.
The coronavirus pandemic is shutting down everything, but golf has been given the all clear to continue for now - provided all golfers adhere to the government's strict social-distancing regulations.
There's no more rakes in bunkers, pool noodles have been cut up to place in holes, all golfers must keep apart, there's no handshaking, only one person per cart and everyone keeps their own score.
Queanbeyan golf pro Jake Nagle has been posting videos online of how to play it safe as golf courses throughout the region try to stay open for as long as possible.
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He said it was providing an import boost to people's mental health in this time of crisis.
"We've been told we can still operate until probably stage three I think. When that comes in who knows," Nagle said.
"The mentality of a lot [golfers] is they're out in the open, they're nowhere near anyone else.
"They don't have to touch anything because we've brought in a few local rules to counteract the contact points.
"A lot of members commented that it gives them an escape from everything going on at the moment."
After discussions with the NSW government, Golf NSW said the game could go on - on one proviso.
They're mindful of the scenes at Bondi Beach that led to the federal government's crackdown on social distancing.
"NSW golf clubs can continue golfing operations provided social-distancing regulations are met," they said on their website.
Queanbeyan have had to lay off their bar staff, given all clubs, bars and restaurants have been forced to close.
But with a total lockdown likely at some stage, golf clubs are facing closures just like everywhere else.
The length of that closure will decide what shape the courses are in when it's safe to resume.
"If nothing gets mown for 4-6 weeks then the greens get diseased, they're very hard to get back to how they were," Nagle said.
"It all depends on how long the lockdown is. Four to six weeks is probably doable, six months is nearly impossible."