MGA Letter to to Governor Parson March 20, 2020
March 23, 2020–Score Posting
The USGA just issued a general update on Covid-19 and guidance as it relates to rules and handicapping. This information has already been shared with your executive director, but we feel it is important that you are aware in order to respond to inquiries you may be receiving.
- General update – http://www.usga.org/content/usga/home-page/articles/2020/03/covid-19-rules-guidance-statement.html
- Guidelines – http://www.usga.org/content/usga/home-page/rules-hub/rulesarticles/covid-19-rules-and-handicapping-faqs.html
March 16, 2020
The Missouri Golf Association has been carefully monitoring all information available regarding Coronavirus COVID-19 and we are committed first and foremost to minimizing risk of exposure and transmission of this virus to our members. As of today, we have not made any decisions to alter the balance of our tournament schedule. We will continue to monitor announcements and developments and follow recommended guidelines provided by local, state and national health authorities.
We encourage all member clubs, members and players to do the same and to follow sound, basic hygiene including:
· Frequent washing of hands (for at least 20 seconds)
· Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth
· Cover your mouth when sneezing/coughing
· Maximize your space between each other
· Refrain from hand-shakes
We urge our clubs to use disinfecting wipes to clean the surfaces of frequent contact points such as cart steering wheels, door knobs, drinking fountains, bar tops and rails, etc.
If you have registered for an event, but are not feeling up to par, please withdraw from the event and we will refund your registration fee in full without any handling fee. Ultimately, you will always be the best judge of your own health and well-being, but please also consider the impact to others.
TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE UPDATES______________________________________________
Two Lady Scramble (rescheduled) has been rescheduled to be held on July 15-16. Entry deadline is July 8
Jefferson City CC Four Ball (rescheduled) has been rescheduled to be held on June 6-7. Entry deadline is May 30
MGA Senior Four Ball Championship (postponed) May 19-20 at Persimmon Woods CC has been postponed. The staff will be working to reschedule this event. Notification will be made on this site and emailed to all Members.
MGA Senior Series Tour event in Springfield (postponed)
The first two Senior Series Tour events at Highland Springs and Millwood on April 20-21 have been postponed. The staff will be working to reschedule these events later in the summer. Notification will be made on this site and emailed to all SS Members.
MGA Senior Series Tour events in Cape Girardeau (rescheduled)
The two Senior Series Tour events at Dalhousie Golf Club on May 13-14 have been rescheduled to July 22-23.
Southern Junior Cup Matches(cancelled) After careful consideration and a collaborative review, the Missouri Golf Association in conjunction with the Alabama Golf Association, Arkansas State Golf Association, and Mississippi Golf Association made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Southern Junior Cup scheduled for August 3-5 at Shadow Valley Country Club in Rogers, AR.
Richard Poe at AL Gustin (cancelled)
Payne Stewart Invitational Hickory Hills (cancelled)
Tom Hoover Invitational at Westwood Hills CC (postponed)