Mass Golf Execs. Issue Statement Urging Courses, Golfers to Abide by Gov. Baker’s Orders

The Alliance of Massachusetts Golf Organizations (AMGO) issued a statement on Tuesday night urging courses and players to continue to abide by Governor Charlie Baker’s executive orders.

The statement comes shortly after it was reported that two courses in the state plan on opening this week despite Baker’s orders. 

The Statement is as Follows: 

“AMGO’s presentation to the Governor’s re-opening advisory board on Saturday was very positive with encouraging feedback received. We are looking forward to a favorable response. It is important to remember that the Governor’s executive order still stands and opening courses for play or trespassing on property to play will only hinder our progress and the decision-making process ahead. We urge all facilities and gofers to abide by the regulations and remain patient for a decision and direction from the re-openinng advisory board.” 

Mass Golf CEO Jesse Menachem

Courses Plan to Open 

As GolfNewsRI reported, Cara Cullen, the owner and manager of Wachusett Country Club and Kettle Brook Golf Club, told Fox News that she will open her courses in the “next few days.” 

Cullen’s courses, which are family run, have been closed since mid-March along with all other courses in the state.

“Basically for five weeks, I’ve sat by watching my family business get destroyed while thousands of golfers have crossed the borders to go to Connecticut and New York, which is causing huge safety concerns. … There’s like 47 states that have opened golf courses. By not opening golf courses, [Baker’s] actually creating a more hazardous condition,” said Cullen.

Massachusetts is one of only three states in the entire country that are disallowing golf at the moment. 

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