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Golf Course Minimal Maintenance

Posted on March 27th, 2020
Yesterday evening, March 26th, the Michigan Golf Alliance was informed of the new stance regarding golf on the Q&A page regarding Executive Order 2020-21 by the Governors Deputy Director of Public Affairs. Q: Are golf courses allowed to stay open? A: No. While EO 2020-21 contemplates o

Are golf courses allowed to stay open?

Posted on March 26th, 2020
This was posted on Thursday evening 3/26 to the 2020-21 Executive Order Q&A. Q: Are golf courses allowed to stay open? A: No. While EO 2020-21 contemplates outdoor activity, opening a golf course to the public does not fall under the designation of critical infrastructure. Consequently, a gol

Reduced maintenance on golf courses due to novel coronavirus pandemic

Posted on March 26th, 2020
It is important to maintain minimal turfgrass maintenance programs so when we emerge from this crisis, golf courses are in acceptable playing condition and ready for business. Kevin Frank, Michigan State University, Department of Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences – 

Executive Order Q&A Update

Posted on March 26th, 2020
This was posted this morning to the 2020-21 Executive Order Q&A. Q: Are golf course employees considered critical infrastructure workers for the purposes of Executive Order 2020-21? A: No, golf course employees are not considered critical infrastructure workers. As needed, howeve

COVID-19 Precautions, USGA Central Region Update

Posted on March 20th, 2020
        As the U.S. grapples with the spread of COVID-19, commonly known as the novel coronavirus, many golf courses have begun to adjust their operations to protect employees and golfers. Limits on gatherings of 10 or more individuals and social distancing continues to be rec…

CONFIRMED: Golf Courses Can Open for Play Under Executive Order 2020-09

Posted on March 17th, 2020
  The Michigan Golf Alliance has received confirmation from Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s office that golf courses can remain open for the sole purpose of golf.   A frequently asked questions form released this afternoon by the Governor’s Office said: “Golf courses are allowed to sta

New Executive Order places Temporary Restrictions on Golf Courses

Posted on March 16th, 2020
The MiGCSA has been in close communication with the other members of the Michigan Golf Alliance which is comprised of the Golf Association of Michigan (GAM), Greater Michigan Club Managers Association (GMCMA), Michigan Golf Course Association (MGCA), Michigan PGA & Michigan
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