COVID-19 Operational Guidelines, Procedures and Local Rules
On May 13, Governor Tim Walz issued Executive Order 20-56 providing for outdoor tournaments, competitions, practices and sports that allow for social distance and do not require group gatherings (which are prohibited), as long as these adhere to the DNR’s Outdoor Recreation Guidelines. Accordingly, the MGA will resume limited association events, such as qualifiers, championships, senior tour and member days effective June 1 (register online here).
The keys to successfully conducting a golf competition or tournament is maintaining appropriate social distancing and providing a “touchless” golf experience before, during and immediately after the tournament or competition. These general tournament guidelines (see link below) follow closely the existing DNR guidelines currently in place for recreational golf. In addition, until such time that restrictions on social gatherings are modified, certain elements of a competition, such as award ceremonies, scoreboard areas, group meals, social gatherings and shotgun starts are prohibited.
Below are four important resources that participants in MGA events during COVID-19 should read and become familiar with.
COVID-19 Information and Education
COVID-19 MGA Tournament Policies and Procedures
COVID-19 Local Rules
COVID-19 General Tournament Guidelines