NSWVGA Response to COVID–19 No 3

Posted on: 30 March

Week of Golf Cancellations as at 30/03/20

Narrabri, Moree, Rich River, Uralla, Tumut/Gundagai, Cootamundra, NSWVGA Mixed 4BBB Sandgreen Championships Grenfell, Forbes, Tenterfield, Casino, Bucketts Way, Great Lakes, NSWVGA Match Play Nelson Bay, Lake Macquarie, Nambucca Heads, Maclean, Murwillumbah, Eurobodalla, South West Rocks, Wauchope.
Undecided: Sapphire Coast, Coolangatta/Tweed, Coffs Harbour, Port Macquarie, Sawtell.

As a result of these cancellations and the recent Government announcements NSWVGA Executive Council has decided that “all events conducted under the auspices of NSWVGA be cancelled until 4 September 2020.” This decision will be reviewed on a monthly basis beginning 30 April 2020.

The following events have been cancelled for 2020:
NSWVGA Medal Final and NSWVGA Medley 4BBB Final at Port Macquarie,
4BBB Sandgreens at Narromine,
Mixed 4BBB Sandgreens at Grenfell,
Mixed 4BBB at Tenterfield.
Match Play set down for June has been postponed to a date to be decided in December.

The Executive Council and Tournament Directors have taken the following into account when making decisions:
Caravan Parks are closed.
Veterans over 70 are in the most “at risk” category.
Non essential travel has been discouraged.
Most supporting sponsors (businesses) are closed
Green staff have been reduced and therefore courses can not be presented in best condition.
Government restrictions make the important social aspect of veterans golf impossible.
The future health and welfare of all veteran golfers.

Ian Vidler
President NSWVGA