Friends of golf and media partners:
It has been a rollercoaster couple of months during this crisis, but today brings welcome news to Ontario as our golf courses will be permitted to open on May 16.
For the past month, Golf Ontario has been working in close collaboration with our other We Are Golf partners (Golf Ontario, NGCOA, PGA of Ontario, CSCM, and OGSA) along with key government partners to deliver a return to safe golf. We are thrilled that these efforts paid off today with the announcement from Premier Ford. The industry collaboration across these partners has been great to see and we know that our facilities across the province will be excited by this news.
In the interest of keeping you all in the loop on our communications, below is a note that has gone out to our golfers. We have sent similar messaging to our volunteers and our facilities to ensure that everyone understands the guidelines that will be in place upon re-opening.
We have also been in regular contact with all of our facilities as part of a targeted outreach plan over the last month and know that facilities across the province have been preparing for this announcement.
Thanks for all your continued support of golf, and I look forward to seeing you out on the course soon.
Yours in golf,
Mike Kelly, PGA