With golf season upon us, we collectively wanted to take a moment and provide you with an update on behalf of the Golf Industry in Saskatchewan allied associations (Canadian Society of Club Managers – Saskatchewan Branch, National Golf Course Owners Association Canada Prairie Chapter, PGA of Canada - Saskatchewan Zone and Saskatchewan Turfgrass Association).

As we are all aware, the latest version of the Re-Open Saskatchewan Plan clearly outlines the approved operating guidelines for golf at this time.

The Province of Saskatchewan confirmed today that doubling up in shotgun starts can occur as long as groups do not mingle and are separated by at least 3 meters (on the tee box and the other group in the transition area).

Although clarifications may be required from time to time, please know that the Golf Industry in Saskatchewan allied associations continue to maintain regular dialogue and engagement with the Province of Saskatchewan and the Business Response Team as we have done so since March of 2020.

This approach has allowed us to collectively speak as one voice, which has ultimately led to significant improvements in the operational guidelines for 2020 and to date in early 2021. Although not all of the guidelines are ideally suited for every golf operation, it is important to recognize that during a global pandemic, golf in Saskatchewan remains open with what we consider to be reasonable operating guidelines at this time.

Now more than ever, it is important that the golf industry ensures compliance with all public health measures to maintain and protect the safety of all or our golfers, staff team members as well as our communities across Saskatchewan.

The Golf in Saskatchewan allied associations remain committed to working in partnership with the Province of Saskatchewan, Public Health and the Business Response Team as we move forward through the on-going phases of the Re-Open Saskatchewan Plan.

Yours in golf,

Doug Campbell / Kim Larsen
Saskatchewan Turfgrass Association

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

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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


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

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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.

Kim Larsen

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About the STA

  • 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.