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Below is a list of recent emails sent out to GCSACC members regarding the COVID-19 situation.

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  • June 03, 2020 2:10 PM | Julie Heston (Administrator)

    The Governor's Administration has provided advanced notice that the golf industry has been included in the formal Phase II Re-Opening plan. The updated guidelines pertaining to golf will go into effect once Phase II begins, a date that is yet to be determined by the Governor's Administration. Please read the full guidelines below.

    "These workplace safety standards for Golf Facilities are posted in advance to the Governor’s initiation of Phase 2 to allow operators of golf courses time to prepare for reopening in compliance with these mandatory standards. Golf courses have operated in a limited fashion since May 7, 2020.   Golf Facilities may not expand their operations until specifically authorized to do so in Phase 2 of the Commonwealth’s Workplace Re-Opening Plan.  The Governor will initiate Phase 2 of the Re-Opening Plan by formal Executive Order and only following a careful review of public health data."


    Updated Guidance for Golf from the Recreation & Outdoor Business's Update on

    Full Guidance (CLICK HERE)

    Golf Facilities Checklist (CLICK HERE)


    • Require at least 12 minutes between group tee times
    • Driving Ranges and Practice Areas
    • Use of driving range, putting green and other practice facilities must follow social distancing protocols and must require use of masks or face coverings  
    • Modify driving range hitting areas to ensure a minimum 6-feet of separation between players
    • Hole liners must be raised or otherwise adjusted so that players do not reach into the hole to retrieve a ball
    • Pro shops: must follow sector-specific standards for retail stores (click here)
    • Restaurants:  follow Phase 2 sector-specific standards (click here)

    Updated Guidance for Businesses and Other Entities Providing Outdoor Adult Sports, Supervised Youth Sports Leagues and Summer Sports Camps on

    Full Guidance (CLICK HERE)

    The Alliance of Massachusetts Golf Organizations (AMGO) will continue to work with the Governor's Administration and communicate with our respective memberships as updates are made available regarding the clarification and/or any relaxing of guidelines. Our staff is here to help you with any questions you may have as we continue to safely play golf.
    Please visit and follow @PlayMassGolf on social media for up to date information.

  • May 25, 2020 12:54 PM | Julie Heston (Administrator)

    The FAQ page was updated late last night and now includes language on the single-rider carts (same household) as well as some clarifying language on F&B take-out services (no on premise consumption).  Listed under "Other."

    Nothing yet on ranges, practice facilities or tee time interval adjustments.

    Click here for Updated FAQ

  • May 11, 2020 10:37 AM | Julie Heston (Administrator)

  • May 08, 2020 2:40 PM | Julie Heston (Administrator)

  • May 07, 2020 11:00 AM | Julie Heston (Administrator)

    As of today 5/7/20 - Golf is listed on the FAQ section of the website.  They are allowing golf with certain restrictions.  Please view the information below.

  • May 06, 2020 6:00 PM | Julie Heston (Administrator)

  • May 03, 2020 2:48 PM | Julie Heston (Administrator)

  • April 29, 2020 2:42 PM | Julie Heston (Administrator)

    As we continue to navigate through the Covid-19 pandemic together, we are pleased to share with you the online Back2Golf Toolkit.  This toolkit is designed to assist members as golf opens back up in many cities, counties and states. 

    We hope you see this as a valuable resource.  All the best and thank you! 

    Back2Golf Toolkit:

    Leann Cooper | Senior Manager, Chapter Services
    Golf Course Superintendents Association of America
    1421 Research Park Drive | Lawrence, KS  66049
    800.472.7878, ext. 3648 | 785.832.3648 Direct

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