To aid in this transition, Public Health asks all golf courses to take appropriate steps to plan for reopening, in alignment with the Recovery Plan. Here’s a 9-point checklist for getting back out safely without missing a step. 581 0 obj <>/Filter/FlateDecode/ID[]/Index[560 52]/Info 559 0 R/Length 111/Prev 688554/Root 561 0 R/Size 612/Type/XRef/W[1 3 1]>>stream 0 The organization issued a statement on Wednesday asking golf … Ontario golf courses will be allowed to open Saturday but with provincial guidelines aimed at curbing the spread of COVID-19, the illness caused by the coronavirus. Click here to learn more about the RELIEF FUND. COVID-19 regulations for golf courses will vary by province. Quebec and Ontario courses are preparing to open. Golf Ontario announced today that it has released the NEW 2020 Golf Ontario Championship schedule. Our partners at the Provincial Golf Associations are working incredibly hard to understand the impact of COVID-19 on golf in each province and will continue to seek clarity from municipal and provincial government and health authorities to help our member clubs and golfers navigate through this crisis. The document is so detailed that it offers 22 points in relationship to golf courses alone. Golf courses, marinas, boat clubs and public boat launches have opened in Ontario on Saturday as the province begins to ease restrictions amid the COVID-19 pandemic. COVID-19 updates for Saskatoon and area for Thursday, April 23 %%EOF Phone: 905-849-9700 ext. Golf Canada is committed to fostering a safe sport environment. Premier Doug Ford is expected to announce the reopening of Ontario’s golf courses at a news conference on Thursday, several senior sources tell 680 NEWS. Revised November 26, 2020 COVID-19 Guidance for Golf and Outdoor Driving Ranges Toronto is currently in the Grey Lockdown Stage of the provincial government's COVID-19 Response Framework. By Nick Piastowski. (John Robertson/CBC) comments Golf courses across the province remain closed for now due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but Ontario Premier Doug Ford said those "lobbying hard" for … Carts will be single-rider use only unless carts are equipped with cart dividers or golfers are in the same social bubble. Breen says the golf industry employs about 110,000 people at its peak in Ontario alone. 399 I Email:, Blair Armitage %PDF-1.6 %���� SASKATOON -- Hitting the links will look different on Saskatchewan golf courses when they open on May 15. 647-291-2457 I, Patrick Rhéaume Golf courses in British Columbia any many U.S. states are open for business with COVID-19 safety guidelines in place for customers and staff. Some Alberta golf courses open, but things look different thanks to COVID-19 (CTV News Edmonton, May 2, 2020) Ford: Golf courses can begin preparations in Ontario (TSN, May 1, 2020) Hands-free golf invention answers putting problem (TSN, May 1, 2020) April: Alberta golf courses allowed to open this weekend (Calgary Sun, April 30, 2020) 604-812-7794 I, Ryan Logan (PGA of Canada) This overview is subject to change as the pandemic progresses. COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations, allowing for a phased reopening of many aspects of regular life. endstream endobj startxref ... Edward Island, and ranges in Nova Scotia, are open, while Newfoundland, Saskatchewan are coming on soon. As of press time, The Netherlands had closed all schools, restaurants, cafes and sports clubs, which includes golf, until April 6.The same goes for golf courses, clubhouses and driving ranges in Belgium. That two-week shutdown order is expected to be lifted on December 1st. 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We Are Golf (The National Allied Golf Associations/NAGA) are committed to ensuring the health and safety of our members, golfers, staff, volunteers and industry stakeholders as well as every Canadian in the communities where we live, work and play. His company would be running with 400 to 500 people at their 31 provincial courses. Next to each link below you will find the date golf courses are/were permitted to open in that province. Due to the ongoing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, We Are Golf (The National Allied Golf Associations/NAGA) has postponed National Golf Day in Canada, originally scheduled for Tuesday, May 12, 2020. 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The premier’s office declined comment on … Regional Director, Western Canada Our thoughts are with those personally affected by the virus including their families, our most vulnerable citizens and the incredible health care workers who are facing the pandemic on the front lines. Q. h�ܗkk9���>�,at9�A)8�6�t�I7�>L�������.Ϳ��H������m1F]��=��-���C(Hx�� Through this difficult and unprecedented crisis, that commitment includes the health and well-being of golfers as well as every Canadian in the communities where we live and play. 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Ontario Premier Doug Ford announced a small list of … This is a resource for golfers to understand and navigate the golf experience through the COVID-19 pandemic. Collaboration and information sharing are critical during this challenging time and Golf Canada has created the resource page below with helpful links to support our member clubs, golfers and our many industry partners coming together during this crisis. are now closed for the season. Resources from Golf Canada’s professional advisors outlining the various government programs being implemented to mitigate the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. May 29, 2020 UPDATE. Generally, courses are either removing flagsticks or using raised cups for the hole. 399 I Toll-Free: 1-800-263-0009 ext. H�\3��0�n�� ��t d����` �s"�� |7228jo��p�K�H�Y�yV�ݼ\��@���A��7�\��@��� �G4� Carts will be available at all GolfNorth courses on a first-come, first-serve basis. The municipal golf courses in London, Ont. OTTAWA -- Tennis courts and golf courses will soon be allowed to open in Ottawa during the COVID-19 pandemic. Is it safe to play golf during the Covid-19 pandemic? Golf’s Playbook for Canada is a collaborative effort between Golf Canada, Professional Golfers’ Association of Canada, Canadian Society of Club Managers, and Canadian Golf Superintendent Association. Located in the beautiful Lake Erie town of Port Dover, this exceptional property was built in 1961. Golf Canada continues to evaluate all aspects of our business and take precautions for the well being of our athletes, staff, coaches, partners and volunteers. Phone: 905-849-9700  |  Toll-Free: 1-800-263-0009  |  Email: Golf courses, marinas and private parks opened up this weekend for the first time since the province declared a state of emergency in March. Regional Director, Quebec As golf courses reopen around the country, golfers will be called upon to make (modest) adjustments. Local, state and federal agencies have enacted numerous measures to stem the spread of the disease. 611 0 obj <>stream Golf Canada and the Provincial Golf Associations value the long-standing support of our members and member clubs. It appears golf courses in Ontario will be open this weekend for the first time this season after the COVID-19 pandemic hit the province and the rest of … ... 2:04 Golfers and boaters seem to comply with new Ontario COVID-19 rules. While some individual courses and country clubs have closed of their own accord - Augusta National being the most high profile - most of closures have been related to government decisions. The timeless design has only grown more majestic over the years. Golf Canada fully supports the recommendations and guidelines of Health Canada, the World Health Organization and regional public health experts to prevent the community spread of COVID-19. During this challenging time, we are continuing to provide service, support and guidance for all member clubs and golfers. endstream endobj 561 0 obj <>/Metadata 19 0 R/Pages 558 0 R/StructTreeRoot 26 0 R/Type/Catalog>> endobj 562 0 obj <>/MediaBox[0 0 612 792]/Parent 558 0 R/Resources<>/Font<>/ProcSet[/PDF/Text/ImageC]/XObject<>>>/Rotate 0/StructParents 0/Tabs/S/Type/Page>> endobj 563 0 obj <>stream OVERVIEW . KaneffGolf Head Office 8525 Mississauga Road Brampton, ON L6Y 0C1 (905) 455-8700 COURSES �-J'�q(�0V��BD� l��I�G%��g-��(�P��^$�(r,��`H+��Qh NJ��r�(���q����W��*�!8L+?�#&����]�*�NI���]u|Y}���qu���Vg?�W]ӵ�]#���k#NB�t؟�a;M��\�I7��V_��Ѽ�=����������}@��y�`~�JJ[ ��� �o���I����넋�:m˸#�\u>n�����|:鎏�?j�;�R���{�G�[�#��Kn���/�fL�ǭ��e���6���}�n�W���l��Mg�߽���jY������ɔ8zͼ�)˕O.N���y1�g�Yc�z=�pqz�. Our industry is fortunate to have a wide-ranging support network of provincial, national and international partners bringing together their expertise to help Canadian golf navigate through the uncertainty of COVID-19. RULES OF ENGAGEMENT: Ontario players antsy while they swing away in B.C. Covid-19 precautions – see Covid-19 Guidelines Tab . New Mexico is currently the only U.S. state with a ban on playing golf. It’s no longer anecdotal…NGCOA Canada releases the REAL data on Rounds Played! Below is a collection of relevant articles about the ongoing impact of the virus on Canadian golf. We Are Golf (The National Allied Golf Associations/NAGA) are committed to ensuring the health and safety of our members, golfers, staff, volunteers and industry stakeholders as well as every Canadian in the communities where we live, work and play. Golf Canada and the Golf Canada Foundation have joined together to launch the COVID-19 GOLF RELIEF FUND, to support golf courses in helping employees and golfers stay safe while also thanking front-line workers through encouraging additional play and welcoming juniors to further experience the game. to implement special measures once chief public health officer says they can open, New Brunswick Golf Courses set to Re-Open, Golf courses named in phase one of Saskatchewan “re-open”, Greater Victoria golf courses open with many restrictions, Game on (or soon to be) for B.C. Please email or call with any questions or concerns. 506-260-6599 I, GOLF CANADA — GOVERNED BY THE ROYAL CANADIAN GOLF ASSOCIATION. GOLFCANADA.CA IS A SITE DEDICATED TO THE GAME OF GOLF IN CANADA, JUNIOR, AMATEUR AND PROFESSIONAL. Part of the provincial phase one re-opening began over the weekend with golf courses and marinas. Regional Director, Ontario Outdoor driving ranges are permitted to open with restrictions. The National Allied Golf Associations wants its member courses to listen to authorities during the COVID-19 pandemic. It was a roller coaster year for the city after starting two months late due to the pandemic. 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ClubLink says turf maintenance can continue, … Earn loyalty rewards while enjoying great golf at some of Southern Ontario’s premier golf facilities. Welcome to… Port Dover Golf Club. Golf courses have been ordered closed under provincial orders to help curb the spread of COVID-19. 560 0 obj <> endobj UPDATE ON GOLF COURSE OPENINGS ACROSS CANADA, MESSAGE FROM GOLF CANADA CEO LAURENCE APPLEBAUM, STATEMENT FROM ‘WE ARE GOLF’ ABOUT COVID-19, SUPPORT FROM GOLF CANADA’S PROFESSIONAL ADVISORS, PROVINCIAL GOLF ASSOCIATION RESOURCES & COURSE OPENING UPDATES. When restrictions on public gatherings to combat the novel coronavirus lift, Golf Canada CEO Laurence Applebaum knows his sport will be ready. In light of this barrage of course openings throughout North America, and although the Ontario government has yet to provide an exact date for opening its golf courses, we are optimistic that we will be permitted to open by mid to late May. Health and Safety for Golf Courses During COVID-19 . Click here to read the full statement. The impact of COVID-19 continues to be the defining narrative in Canadian golf media. Golf courses across P.E.I. Click here to read more. We understand the tremendous impact the COVID-19 pandemic has had on everyone’s lives, both personally and professionally. (Weather dependent – please check course calendars on individual websites). Refrain from picking up playing partners’ clubs or golf balls. During the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak, we all need to do our part to keep workers, customers and the public safe and healthy so we can stop the spread and prepare to reopen the province, when we are ready. The resource page will be updated regularly as information and updates become available. ... given the fluidity of how cities — and golf courses — cope with the outbreak. Port Dover Golf Club is an 18 hole championship course that caters to members and public play. Ontario and Nova Scotia were the last two provinces to announce a re-opening date for golf after news broke Wednesday that Quebec courses will open May 20. 581-745-8510 I, Jeff Hutt Regional Director, Atlantic Canada ... COVID-19: Ontario government announces three-stage plan for reopening province’s economy Golf courses urged to close amid COVID-19 pandemic In some parts of Canada, golf courses have already closed but it's business as usual on some courses in Alberta and B.C. Ontario Premier Doug Ford says he’s getting lobbied hard to allow golf courses to open, but says the decision will ultimately be based on advice from the province’s medical officials. Golf courses got the green light from the province to begin preparing for the new season Friday. h�b```�V��" ��ea�� �����ɰ��;��l��+!�����N�'䳺;V��D,�Nְ|�.v��{GGC8�`b� Cost controls and risk mitigation protocols have been enacted and we are working with our provincial, national and international partners along with our member clubs to gather the information we need to make informed and responsible decisions. The COVID-19 crisis is an unprecedented and difficult time for Canadians.