SLIDESHOW: Golf Industry Launches Phased Plan to Return to “New Normal”

Golf industry leaders have come together to outline an operations playbook for golf’s return to a “new normal.” 

The playbook comes as golf courses across the country are getting set to reopen following shutdown due to the coronavirus pandemic. 

How does golf return to a “new normal?” PHOTO: Chris Urbanowicz/Flickr Commons

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 “We fully recognize that we have a unique asset in the recreation and outdoor space at this challenging time. This offers our industry an opportunity to hit the reset button on how we can be viewed by those interested in the game, but who have never played, and even those who have looked side-eyed at the game. People are discovering for the first time that golf lives beautifully at the intersection of solitude and social, and it’s not all about how great of a player you are,” Jay Karen, chief executive officer of the National Golf Course Owners Association (NGCOA) told Golf Digest.

Contributors to the report include the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America and the NGCOA, as well as, the PGA of America, the PGA Tour, the LPGA Tour, the USGA and the Club Managers Association of America.

As GolfNewsRI reported, the latest projections from the National Golf Foundation show that nearly 80% of golf courses throughout the U.S. will be open by May 5.

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