Mass Golf Execs. “Hope to Hear Soon” That Golf Can Resume
Massachusetts golf executives “hope to hear soon” that play can resume in the state after meeting with Governor Charlie Baker’s Re-Opening Advisory Board on Saturday.
AMGO released the following statement on Sunday:
“A team of AMGO representatives made up of industry leaders, Jesse Menachem (Mass Golf), Mike Higgins (NEPGA), Jennifer O’Connor (NEGCOA member, Nick Marrone (NEGCOA Member), and Don Hearn (GCSANE) had a productive meeting with the Governor’s re-opening advisory board yesterday morning. We hope to hear soon that golf can resume in the Commonwealth under the established guidelines presented. We appreciate the work being done by the advisory board and we look forward to working with them to keep the golf community safe. Updates will be provided as they are made available to us.”
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 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.