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INTRODUCTION

Golf Canada is committed to fostering a safe sport environment. Through this difficult and unprecedented crisis, that commitment includes the health and well-being of golfers as well as every Canadian in the communities where we live and play. Our thoughts are with those personally affected by the virus including their families, our most vulnerable citizens and the incredible health care workers who are facing the pandemic on the front lines.

 

Our industry is fortunate to have a wide-ranging support network of provincial, national and international partners bringing together their expertise to help Canadian golf navigate through the uncertainty of COVID-19.

 

Collaboration and information sharing are critical during this challenging time and Golf Canada has created the resource page below with helpful links to support our member clubs, golfers and our many industry partners coming together during this crisis. The resource page will be updated regularly as information and updates become available.

 


GOLF’S PLAYBOOK FOR CANADA

Golf’s Playbook for Canada is a collaborative effort between Golf Canada, Professional Golfers’ Association of Canada, Canadian Society of Club Managers, and Canadian Golf Superintendent Association.  This is a resource for golfers to understand and navigate the golf experience through the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

 


UPDATE ON GOLF COURSE OPENINGS ACROSS CANADA


MESSAGE FROM GOLF CANADA CEO LAURENCE APPLEBAUM

Laurence Applebaum


STATEMENT FROM ‘WE ARE GOLF’ ABOUT COVID-19

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We Are Golf (The National Allied Golf Associations/NAGA) are committed to ensuring the health and safety of our members, golfers, staff, volunteers and industry stakeholders as well as every Canadian in the communities where we live, work and play. Click here to read the full statement.

 

Due to the ongoing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, We Are Golf (The National Allied Golf Associations/NAGA) has postponed National Golf Day in Canada, originally scheduled for Tuesday, May 12, 2020. Click here to read more.

 


GOVERNMENT OF CANADA (COVID-19) LINKS

 

Golf Canada fully supports the recommendations and guidelines of Health Canada, the World Health Organization and regional public health experts to prevent the community spread of COVID-19.


GOLF CANADA EVENT, PROGRAM AND GOLF SERVICES UPDATES

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Golf Canada continues to evaluate all aspects of our business and take precautions for the well being of our athletes, staff, coaches, partners and volunteers. Cost controls and risk mitigation protocols have been enacted and we are working with our provincial, national and international partners along with our member clubs to gather the information we need to make informed and responsible decisions.

 


COVID-19 GOLF RELIEF FUND:

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Golf Canada and the Golf Canada Foundation have joined together to launch the COVID-19 GOLF RELIEF FUND, to support golf courses in helping employees and golfers stay safe while also thanking front-line workers through encouraging additional play and welcoming juniors to further experience the game. Click here to learn more about the RELIEF FUND.

  • Click here to learn more about the COVID-19 GOLF RELIEF FUND Sweepstakes.
  • Click here to donate to the COVID-19 GOLF RELIEF FUND.

SUPPORT FROM GOLF CANADA’S PROFESSIONAL ADVISORS:

Resources from Golf Canada’s professional advisors outlining the various government programs being implemented to mitigate the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. This overview is subject to change as the pandemic progresses.

  • Webinar: Risk Management Strategies for the Golf Industry amid COVID-19 – VIDEO I PRESENTATION I WAIVER (Cowan Insurance Group, Sport Law & Strategy Group, Signature Risk Partners Inc. and Golf Canada, May 7, 2020)
  • Webinar: Cash flow and Government Relief in the time of COVID-19 – VIDEO (BDO Canada & Golf Canada, April 20, 2020)
  • Comparison of Financial Relief Measures Announced by Canadian Governments – RESOURCE (Stikeman Elliott LLP, April 14, 2020)

PROVINCIAL GOLF ASSOCIATION RESOURCES & UPDATES

Our partners at the Provincial Golf Associations are working incredibly hard to understand the impact of COVID-19 on golf in each province and will continue to seek clarity from municipal and provincial government and health authorities to help our member clubs and golfers navigate through this crisis. Next to each link below you will find the date golf courses are/were permitted to open in that province.

 

 


ADDITIONAL INDUSTRY RESOURCES


CANADIAN GOLF MEDIA & OTHER NEWS:

The impact of COVID-19 continues to be the defining narrative in Canadian golf media. Below is a collection of relevant articles about the ongoing impact of the virus on Canadian golf.

 

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CONTACT GOLF CANADA

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Phone: 905-849-9700  |  Toll-Free: 1-800-263-0009  |  Email: info@golfcanada.ca

 

 

Golf Canada Members

 

Golf Canada and the Provincial Golf Associations value the long-standing support of our members and member clubs. We understand the tremendous impact the COVID-19 pandemic has had on everyone’s lives, both personally and professionally. During this challenging time, we are continuing to provide service, support and guidance for all member clubs and golfers. Please email or call with any questions or concerns.

 

Phone: 905-849-9700 ext. 399 I Toll-Free: 1-800-263-0009 ext. 399 I Email: members@golfcanada.ca

 

* Monday to Friday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm (ET)

 

 

Golf Canada Member Club Contacts

 

Western Canada

Blair Armitage
Regional Director, Western Canada
604-812-7794 I barmitage@golfcanada.ca

 

Ontario

Ryan Logan (PGA of Canada)
Regional Director, Ontario
647-291-2457 I rlogan@golfcanada.ca

 

Quebec

Patrick Rhéaume
Regional Director, Quebec
581-745-8510 I prheaume@golfcanada.ca

 

Atlantic Canada

Jeff Hutt
Regional Director, Atlantic Canada
506-260-6599 I jhutt@golfcanada.ca

 

 


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