Maryland to Open for Golf Thursday, Making MA Only State Disallowing Play

Massachusetts is now the only state in the country that is currently disallowing golf due to the coronavirus. 

This comes after Maryland announced late Wednesday afternoon that it would open for golf on Thursday, May 7 at 7 a.m. 

“After much discussion, all of our doctors and scientists are now in agreement that we are able to move forward with resuming some additional lower risk outdoor activities,” said Governor Larry Hogan. 

Earlier on Wednesday, Vermont announced it was opening for golf on Thursday as well.

MA is now the only state in the U.S. that disallows golf. PHOTO: Chris Urbanowicz/Flickr Commons

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On Wednesday, the Boston Globe’s Dan Shaughnessy tweeted that he was hearing Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker might lift the ban on golf. 

However, to this point in the day, that has not happened. 

Earlier this week, Massachusetts golf executives met with Governor Charlie Baker’s re-opening advisory board to discuss potential plans for the re-opening. 

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.” 

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