Read the NENY PGA E-News June 5th Update

June 5th, 2020



Spring Meeting

NENY PGA Tournament Updates

Registration closes soon for the following tournaments.

Pro-Pro at Waubeeka Golf Links
Monday, June 8th
Reminder this is a non-points/informal event
Deadline for Registration Friday, June 5th at midnight:

Pro-Pro Registration

Individual Pro Stableford at Columbia G&CC
Monday, June 15th
Reminder this is a non-points/informal event
Deadline for Registration: Wednesday, June 10th at midnight:
Individual Pro - Stableford Registration

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NENY Town Hall

NENY PGA Section hosted a Google MEET on New COVID Tournament Protocols this past Monday, June 1st.
Please see the link below if you want to listen to the recording.

Listen to Town Hall Recording - COVID-19 Tourney Protocol Presentation


NENY Town Hall

NENY PGA Section WILL BE HOSTING a similar Google MEET on New COVID Junior Tournament Protocols for our Juniors Members & Parents on Tuesday, June 9th from 7:00pm-7:45pm.

If you have any family members/juniors interested in listening into the protocol presentation (slightly different than our professional tourney protocols that will be instituted) please have them contact Tracie directly in order to receive the Google MEET invitation link.

Stay Up to Date - Re-Opening Updates for NY & Massachusetts

Businesses in each region continue to re-open in phases and there is a tool on the NY Forward website to search by business type if needed.

Phase 2: Regions: Capital Region, Central NY, Finger Lakes, Mohawk Valley, North Country, Southern Tier and Western NY entered Phase 2 of reopening this week.

Phase 2: Industry Areas: In-Store Retail & Outdoor Eating spaces were also included

A new tool is available on the NY Forward website to look up your business:

NY Forward Business Opening Look Up Tool
View Phase 2 Industry Re-Opening Guideliness

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Announcement Expected Tomorrow 6/6 from Governor

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 but is anticipated to be June 8th or at minimum an announcement on June 8th. 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 :

Click HERE for Full Guidance
Golf Facilities CheckList


  • 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)


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New York State Golf Association Announces Tournament Cancellations Due to COVID-19

The New York State Golf Association (NYSGA) announced several major updates to its tournament schedule at the beginning of this week due to the evolving protocols and restrictions in place during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Association has cancelled the entire NYSGA Amateur Series in addition to a number of other 2020 Championship cancellations and modifications being made to others.

View Complete Announcement HERE

BioProtect Earns National Verification of Effectiveness Against SARS-CoV-2

The Global Virus Network (GVN), a coalition comprised of the world’s preeminent human and animal virologists from 53 Centers of Excellence and 10 Affiliates in 32 countries, announced that two of its Centers of Excellence demonstrated that a BIOPROTECT™ formulation by ViaClean Technologies eradicates SARS-CoV-2 (the unique coronavirus that causes COVID-19) on surfaces and provides continuous residual viricidal activity for more than six weeks.

View Announcement HERE

NENY PGA Section Staff is Back in the Office with Phase 2 Opening

Tracie Warner, Executive Director,, Cell: 518-470-7033

Doug Evans, Tournament Director/Asst. ED,; Cell 518-248-1973

Christian Torres, Director of Player Development,, 518-791-6548

OFFICE PH: 518-438-8645