New Jersey’s allied golf associations, including the Golf Course Superintendents Association of NJ, New Jersey Club Managers Association, New Jersey Golf Course Owners Association, New Jersey PGA Section, Philadelphia PGA Section, and New Jersey State Golf Association are excited that golf courses will be allowed to re-open this Saturday, May 2, subject to restrictions and procedures to be announced in the coming hours by the governor’s office. Governor Murphy will make the formal announcement during his 1:00 p.m. press conference today.

The allied associations are grateful to Governor Murphy and his team for their leadership during the unprecedented COVID-19 health crisis. Now, as a golf community, we must act in accordance with the guidelines set forth by the governor’s task force to ensure a safe return to the game. It is incumbent upon our golf clubs and courses to enforce these guidelines, and as necessary, establish additional precautions in the interest of health and safety. It is of even greater importance that individual golfers fully comply with all restrictions and procedures, with the understanding that they are in place to protect both the golfer and course employees – and to ensure a permanent return to playing the game.

We are certain that new questions and issues will arise in the coming days as facilities re-open, and over the weeks and months to follow. The allied associations will continue to collaborate and answer these questions, plus provide best practices, suggestions, and guidance to both golfers and golf facilities. Together, we look forward to serving the golf community and promoting the game as a safe, healthy, and enjoyable pastime.

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