COVID-19 UPDATES & RESOURCE PAGE
Alberta Golf 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 Albertan 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.
We are fortunate to have a wide-ranging support network of partners across the province bringing together their expertise to help the golf industry in Alberta navigate through the uncertainty of COVID-19.
Collaboration and information sharing are critical during this challenging time and Alberta Golf 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.
STATEMENT FROM “WE ARE GOLF” ABOUT COVID-19
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.
GOVERNMENT OF ALBERTA
Alberta Golf fully supports the recommendations and guidelines of Health Canada, Alberta Health Services, the World Health Organization, the Government of Alberta and regional public health experts to prevent the community spread of covid-19.
ALBERTA GOLF EVENTS & TOURNAMENT POLICY
Alberta Golf 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 partners along with our member clubs to gather the information we need to make informed and responsible decisions.
GOLF MEDIA & OTHER NEWS
Paradise Valley opens with list of virus-prevention measures in place (Medicine Hat News, April 1st, 2020)
NGCOA Provides Helpful Links to Government Programs for Businesses and Individuals (Golf News Now, April 2nd, 2020)
Keeping Golf Courses Safe and Green a Challenge (TSN, April 3, 2020)
Alberta Golf courses remain hopeful for permission to open (Calgary Sun, April 10, 2020)
Alberta Golf pushes province for an exemption from Covid-19 rules (Global News Calgary & Edmonton, April 10, 2020)
Alberta Golfers petitioning for courses to be open during COVID-19 (Calgary Herald, April 13, 2020)
Alberta Golf Preparing To Lead The Way In The Opening Of Non-Essential Businesses (Nait Nugget, April 15, 2020)
Alberta Golf Industry lobbies to have courses open amid Covid-19 pandemic (The Globe and Mail, April 15, 2020)
Global TV Edmonton interview (Kevin Smith, Alberta Golf)
VIDEO – Is golf safe during Covid 19 (Barry Ehlert, Windmill Golf Group, April 18, 2020)
Anti-golfers still haven’t made a case (Edmonton Journal, April 20, 2020)
Alberta Golf Courses hope waiting game is almost over (Calgary Sun, April 26th, 2020)
Province expected to ease restrictions on golf courses (CTV Calgary, April 26th, 2020)
Alberta Golf Courses allowed to open this weekend May 2nd (Wes Gilbertson, Calgary Sun, May 1, 2020)
Alberta Golf Courses open, things look different due to Covid-19 (CTV News, May 3rd 2020)
Kevin Smith of Alberta Golf joins Global TV Calgary Morning Show (May 4th, 2020)
Course Superintendents deserve special shout-out (Calgary Herald, May 11th, 2020)
What golf will look like during the pandemic (The Weather Network, May 12th, 2020)
Alberta Courses lead the way with Youth on Course program (Gord Montgomery, Inside Golf May 25, 2020)
Alberta Golf affordable golf program Youth on Course (Global TV Edmonton, May 26, 2020)