The “New” Way to Play Golf
The golf industry is eagerly preparing to welcome golfers back to the tee when the season officially opens in Manitoba on Monday, May 4, 2020. The government of Manitoba, in consultation with the National Allied Golf Associations (Canadian Society of Club Managers, Golf Manitoba, Manitoba Golf Superintendents Association, National Golf Course Owners Association Canada and PGA of Canada – Manitoba Zone), has recognized the industry’s ability to adapt to and implement enhanced health and safety measures in an effort for a safe return to the sport. The announcement was made on Wednesday, April 29, 2020 as part of the government of Manitoba’s Restoring Safe Services Together multi-phased strategy as the province slowly begins to re-open the economy.
The golf season will look somewhat different when it opens and the industry has gone to great lengths to ensure it can comply with the required health and safety protocols. In addition to the fundamental rules and guidelines mandated by the government for golf courses and golfers, many golf course operators and facilities have adopted additional Safety Best Practices to help further minimize health risks to staff and the golfing public. Golfers are asked to do their part and consult with the facility they are planning to play at to ensure they understand that facility’s specific health and safety protocols.
For those golfers eager to get started during opening week, please visit our Member Club Directory for club contact information.
PGA of Canada professionals Dean North, Brian Guenther, Greg Hesom and Geoff Kehler demonstrate in the video below “social distancing golf”.
(Video posted with the permission of the Carman Golf & Curling Club, Minnewasta Golf & Country Club, Steinbach Fly-In Golf Club and the Winkler Golf Club.)