The Willows Golf and Country Club, 382 Cartwright St., Saskatoon
Thursday November 19, 2020

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- Or -
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Zoom (online) Attendance $20.00

 


 

Thursday, August 20, 2020 - Greenbryre Golf & Country Club, Saskatoon, SK

Help support turfgrass research in Saskatchewan!

• Entry Fee $400.00 per team ($100.00 per person)
• Tee times start at 8:30am - 12 Holes
• Plate served supper at 12 Grill (beside Clubhouse)
• 4-Person Scramble format

REGISTRATION LIMITED TO 72 GOLFERS. DEADLINE FOR ENTRIES AUGUST 12—NO EXCEPTIONS.

Can’t attend? Please consider making a donation on behalf of your Club or Company and help to support
turfgrass research!

Register Online (Individual or Group)

Download Registration PDF (fillable)

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NAGA

Dear Members,

The Province of Saskatchewan today issued further revised directions regarding golf within the Re-Open Saskatchewan plan.

  • • Effective June 5, 2020 washroom facilities in the clubhouse and on the course can be opened with increased cleaning and disinfection, with only one individual allowed at a time.
  • • Effective June 5, 2020 golf cart restrictions have been removed. Individuals are encouraged to only share a golf cart with members of their extended household.
  • • Effective June 8, 2020 food and beverage service can resume subject to the Restaurant and Licensed Public Establishments Guidelines in the Re-Open Saskatchewan Plan.
  • • Effective June 8, 2020 on-course food and beverage service (beer cart / snack shack, for example) can resume service subject to the Restaurant and Licensed Establishments Guidelines in the Re-Open Saskatchewan Plan.

On behalf of the Saskatchewan Allied Association (Canadian Society of Club Managers, Golf Saskatchewan, National Golf Course Owners Association Canada, PGA of Canada, Saskatchewan Zone and Saskatchewan Turfgrass Association), please do not hesitate to reach out to us if you have any questions.

Sincerely,
Kim Larsen
Administrator
306-220-6884

NAGA

Dear Members,

On behalf of the Saskatchewan Allied Association (Canadian Society of Club Managers, Golf Saskatchewan, National Golf Course Owners Association Canada, PGA of Canada, Saskatchewan Zone and Saskatchewan Turfgrass Association), we wanted to ensure that you were aware of the updated version of the Re-Open Saskatchewan plan which was just announced today by the Provincial Government.

Some of the revised guidelines within the updated version of the Re-Open Saskatchewan plan include:

• A maximum of four players per group is permitted.

• Tee times must be a minimum of 12 minutes apart to avoid congestion on the course.

• Flags must remain in place and measures must be taken to prevent the ball from dropping in the hole, eliminating the need for players to contact the pin or cup. This may include such measures as levelling the cup, elevating the cup or installing a touch-free ball removal mechanism.

• Driving ranges and practice putting/chipping greens can open if physical distancing (minimum of two metres) is maintained. Range balls must be cleaned and disinfected between customers. For the practice putting/chipping greens, flags must remain in place and measures must be taken to prevent the ball from dropping in the hole. This may include such measures as levelling the cup, elevating the cup or installing a touch-free ball removal mechanism.

• Retail sales must follow the Clothing and Retail Guidelines on P. 35.

• Removal of the requirement for pre-payment before showing up to play

• Group lessons and tournaments are prohibited. League play and one-on-one lessons may occur if all other criteria are met.

The Re-Open Saskatchewan plan is built on a methodical and phased-in approach to slowly and responsibly lift restrictions on businesses and services. With golf included in the plan on May 15th, as an industry we are all encouraged to remain vigilant to ensure that all public health measures are met or exceeded at our respective golf courses moving forward.

The Saskatchewan Allied Golf Associations will continue to maintain regular dialogue and engagement with the Province of Saskatchewan as we move into the next phases of the plan once May 15th has passed.

» Download the Re-Open Saskatchewan plan

Please do not hesitate to reach out to us if you have any questions.

Sincerely,
Kim Larsen
Administrator
306-220-6884

NAGA

Dear Members,

On behalf of the Saskatchewan Allied Association (Canadian Society of Club Managers, Golf Saskatchewan, National Golf Course Owners Association Canada, PGA of Canada, Saskatchewan Zone and Saskatchewan Turfgrass Association), we wanted to send you a note to update you on the work we are doing together on behalf of the golf industry in Saskatchewan.

As you are well aware, golf in Saskatchewan has been deemed a non-essential business service within the current Public Health Order which means that all courses must remain closed at this time. Golf courses can however continue to employ staff to maintain the course ensuring that the staff follow social distancing practices and all other safety protocols as directed by the Chief Provincial Public Health Officer.

As the Province of Saskatchewan develops their action plan for economic recovery, the Saskatchewan Allied Golf Association has extended their support towards this task. In addition to the health and safety of our communities, we understand the importance of restarting the economy as well as ensuring the mental health of people moving forward through the recovery phase and we believe that golf is uniquely positioned to help support that mission.

Fortunately, golf courses are very well positioned to adhere to all physical distancing, sanitation and safety protocols established by the Chief Provincial Public Health Officer so it is for these reasons that we have submitted our request to government that golf courses be among the first industries for approval to open once the COVID-19 health management allows for Provincial economic recovery strategies to proceed.

We have also developed golf course Safety Best Practices that further support the safety commitment of the golf industry. These have also been provided to government. Click here to access the Safety Best Practices.

Overall, golf in Saskatchewan generates $446 million in gross domestic product, more than all other participation sports. That includes millions of dollars in charitable funds raised each year, once again more than all other sports and our 204 golf courses and driving ranges employ over 17,000 Saskatchewan residents. As you can see, we are an important part of the government’s economic recovery plan once government feels they can safely begin to expand the list of businesses allowed to be open.

We will continue to work on your behalf and keep you updated as this issue develops.

Please do not hesitate to reach out to us if you have any questions. For best practices and resources, please visit: https://www.ngcoa.ca/resources/4679/best-practices

Stay well!!


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  • Saskatchewan's Turfgrass Association, founded in 1979, is a non-profit organization. The S.T.A. was organized by a group of Turfgrass Professionals which has grown to include people from Parks, Golf Courses, Sod Growers, Cities and Commercial Companies.

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