Golf Canada announces event cancellations and postponements

Written by Golf Canada

With heightened uncertainty and global concern related to COVID-19, Golf Canada continues to evaluate all aspects of our business to operate and make informed and responsible decisions within the best interests of our athletes, staff, volunteers, host clubs, partners and other stakeholders health and well-being.

Today (March 30, 2020), Golf Canada is announcing its decision to cancel or postpone the events listed below.

Golf Canada has cancelled the following 2020 NextGen Championships: 

  • NextGen Pacific | May 14-17 | Pheasant Glen Golf Resort, Qualicum Beach, B.C.
  • NextGen Ontario | May 21-24 | Listowel Golf Club, Listowel, Ont.
  • NextGen Western | May 27-30 | River Spirit Golf Club, Calgary, Alta.
  • NextGen Québec | June 4-7 | Owl’s Head Golf Club, Mansonville, Qué.

Golf Canada has postponed the following 2020 RBC Canadian Open Regional Qualifiers: 

  • Ontario Qualifier | May 14 | TPC Toronto at Osprey Valley, Caledon, Ont.
  • British Columbia Qualifier | May 19 | Meadow Gardens Golf Club, Pitt Meadows, B.C.
  • Québec Qualifier | May 21 | Club de golf Pinegrove, St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Qué.

Golf Canada has also decided to postpone the 2020 Canadian University/College Championship:

Canadian University/College Championship | May 24-28 | Club de golf Les Quatre Domaines, Mirabel, Qué.

Golf Canada has cancelled all National Rules and Course Ratings Seminars:

  • National Rules Seminar (BC) | March 27-29 | Marine Drive Golf Club, Vancouver, B.C.
  • National Rules Seminar (NB) | March 27-29 | Royal Oaks Golf Club, Moncton, N.B.
  • National Rules Seminar (ON) | April 3-5 | St. George’s Golf & Country Club, Toronto, Ont.
  • National Rules Seminar (QC) | April 24-26 | Elm Ridge Country Club, Montreal, Qué.
  • National Rules Seminar (SK) | April 24-26 | Riverside Country Club, Saskatoon, Sask.
  • National Course Rating Seminar April 26-27

The USGA previously announced the cancellation of local (first stage) qualifying for the 2020 U.S. Open in its current form. They are working with their Allied Golf Association (AGA) partners and International Federations to redesign qualifying going forward.

The decision to cancel or postpone these events was not taken lightly, but given unprecedented times, we believe it is the best course of action. The safety and well-being of our championship competitors, tournament staff and volunteers along with our host site members and staff are paramount to Golf Canada. We also appreciate that all Canadians are dealing with health and travel concerns along with more pressing matters of uncertainty.

We share in the disappointment of those affected and thank all for their understanding during this extraordinary time.

A complete list of Golf Canada’s competitions is available here.

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