Mass Golf Executives to Meet with Governor Baker’s Re-Opening Advisory Board This Weekend

A positive step for Massachusetts golfers and golf courses.

The Alliance of Massachusetts Golf Organizations (AMGO) will meet with Governor Charlie Baker’s re-opening advisory board this weekend to present a strategy for re-opening golf courses. 

AMGO released the following statement: 

“The Alliance of Massachusetts Golf Organizations has been given the opportunity to meet with the Governor’s re-opening advisory board this weekend to present a re-opening strategy on behalf of the golf industry in Massachusetts. We are prepared and equipped for golf to safely resume when given the all clear by our state government. There is a shared belief that golf can be played in a safe and measured way through guidelines established by AMGO that will be managed by facilities across the state. As an industry, we will continue to work collaboratively and each of our respective organizations will provide detailed updates to their constituents as they are available. We’re ready to play.” 

As GolfNewsRI reported earlier this week, Massachusetts is one of just four states that is disallowing golf. 

“We are ready. We have been working on behalf of you. We want to support you as golfers, as member clubs, as industry representatives. We thank you for that patience, but it’s time to move forward. It’s time to open golf, and we look forward to that in the near future,” said Mass Golf CEO Jesse Menachem in a video posted to Mass Golf’s YouTube page. 

Across New England, golf was never shut down in Rhode Island, is allowed in Connecticut and opened in Maine on Friday, May 1. 

MA Governor Charlie Baker PHOTO: Official photo

MA Potentially Losing Golf Season 

As GolfNewsRI reported earlier this month, Mass Golf canceled the 111th Massachusetts Open at Taconic Golf Club. 

All six Mass Open qualifying events have also been canceled, but any exemptions from this year will carry over and be honored for the 2021 Mass Open.

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