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PA Schedule, Entry Opening and Covid-19 Update

At the Pennsylvania Golf Association, we are committed to the health and well-being of our members and Member Clubs throughout the Commonwealth. To reduce the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak conditions on our golfers, employees, volunteers and member club personnel, we have decided to cancel all PAGA events through May 12. In addition, we have delayed the opening of additional event registrations until April 15. We did not make this decision lightly, but on the recommendation of government health officials and other leaders, we believe this is the prudent move.

Which events are impacted?
All events previously scheduled to take place between now and May 12, have been cancelled. This includes the 80th Dressler Memorial Championship and the 1st Senior Open Championship and all qualifying rounds.

Will my event be rescheduled?
No. While it is disappointing to cancel an event, we will not be rescheduling these events in 2020. The PAGA schedule, our regional golf association partners and Member Club calendars create a complex task in scheduling events. These various schedules will continue to become even more complex in the coming weeks and months. For the future success of our events and our partners in golf, we feel it is best to look forward to hosting these wonderful championships in 2021.

Will I receive a refund?
All players who are currently in fields for events with start dates from today through May 12 will be contacted directly by the PAGA via email regarding refunds.

What about events that occur after May 12?
We want all of our golfers to feel safe before returning to our events. Our purpose is to conduct exceptional State Championships and we will do so as soon as we can - as long as it is considered safe for everyone, including the people we go home to after the round. We are temporarily adjusting our registration policy to make each event registration ‘pending'. This means that your place in the event will be kept in the order it was received, but your credit card will NOT be charged until the event is confirmed to move forward as planned. Additionally, we are temporarily adjusting our withdrawal policy. If an event is confirmed, but you are not comfortable participating due to health concerns, all registrations will receive a full refund with no administration fees.

When will events open for registration?
Registration will begin on April 15. In light of the pandemic facing our nation and the world, we have delayed opening registration for the remaining events until April 15. We do however, have to plan for future events on the calendar and feel that April 15 is the latest we can delay while still providing the appropriate amount of time to register and communicate with event participants. As noted, the PAGA will place all tournament entries on a “Pending List” in the order they are received. This means you can hold a spot in the tournament without paying an entry fee until the tournament is confirmed to be conducted.

How can you stay-up-to-date with the latest news?
We will continue to provide updates as this situation progresses. Visit our website and follow our social media feeds for updates regarding future announcements.

Thank you for your patience and support during this time!

We look forward to seeing each of you and enjoying this wonderful game again soon. In the meantime, be safe, use caution and stay positive!

Sincerely, The Pennsylvania Golf Association