MGA Announces Changes to Spring Educational Seminar Schedule
March 16, 2020
EDINA, Minn. (March 16, 2020) -- In light of the fast-moving developments concerning the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the Minnesota Golf Association urges its member golf clubs and leagues and its more than 70,000 individual members to follow the guidance of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention at www.cdc.gov and the Minnesota Department of Health regarding this public health emergency.
Therefore, in the interest of the health and welfare of our members, staff and volunteers, the MGA is suspending its educational seminar schedule for March and April. This includes Rules of Golf and Volunteer Orientation workshops, and the new World Handicap System educational seminars. The MGA staff is exploring online educational seminars to replace these cancelled workshops. Further information will be posted to the website, at www.mngolf.org.
In addition, as a precautionary measure, the MGA office will be officially closed through the end of March. Staff will work remotely and can be reached via email or telephone (contact information is at www.mngolf.org/officersandstaff ). As the situation progresses, we will provide updates on the office closure and the status of future seminars.
The MGA tournament season begins Monday, May 4, with U.S. Women’s Open Qualifying at North Oaks Golf Club, and the first day of the 2020 MGA Senior Tour season at Midland Hills Country Club. The MGA is deferring a decision on the suspension or cancellation of all competitive and member golf events in May, pending developments (applications for the MGA’s 2020 golf schedule including qualifiers, championships, Member Days and Senior Tour are still being accepted).
The health and welfare of everyone involved including the staff at MGA member facilities is of paramount importance. We will continue to monitor the public health emergency and communicate any change in the MGA and local USGA tournament schedule as the situation warrants.
The Minnesota Golf Association