Live Golf News Updates for April 24
Here we will post the latest COVID-19 golf news and updates for Friday, April 24. (All times Eastern)
8:37 p.m. -- Home school doesn't stop this youngster from working on his swing.
7:49 p.m. -- No fans at Tour events means more than just vacant courses. For tournament officials the financial and operational shifts are immense.
7:04 p.m. -- Illinois based junior event goes virtual by allowing players to play two rounds at a course of their choosing. The USGA's course handicap calculator will be used to determine the winner.
6:18 p.m. -- More from the USGA on the cancelation of the U.S. Junior Amatuer and U.S. Girls' Junior, plus delayed entries for additional events.
U.S. Girls’ Junior and U.S. Junior Amateur Championships have been canceled for 2020.— USGA (@USGA) April 24, 2020
In addition, the opening of entries for six additional amateur championships will be delayed.
5:33 p.m. -- A full list of tournaments canceled and postponed due to the coronavirus.
4:42 p.m. -- Duluth, Minnesota's Enger Golf Course opened its driving range yesterday, but not without some serious precautions in the wake of COVID-19.
4:20 p.m. -- Due to the evolving situation regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, the Metropolitan Golf Association covering New Jersey, New York and Connecticut has altered its schedule of events through May 31. Updated schedule can be found here.
3:23 p.m. -- Lafayette Consolidated Government in Louisiana will allow its golf courses to reopen tomorrow.
3:15 p.m. -- Restrictions at Bell Nob Golf Course in northern Wyoming has reduced capacity by more than half, pro shop still closed and low on sales.
3:00 p.m. -- Gov. Gretchen Whitmer extended Michigan’s stay-at-home order through May 15 today but relaxed rules on landscaping, boating and golf.
2:30 p.m. -- How coronavirus Is teeing off on the golf industry. Severe impacts to manufacturing, retail, entertainment venues and more have created a tough lie for the sport.
12:24 p.m. -- The Tour intends to return in June, but a look at how events operate reveals more uncertainty.
11:37 a.m. -- Carl's Golfland in Michigan helping battle COVID-19 with 'Shank This Virus' initiative. Golfers celebrate the sport and share at-home golf moments with #ShankThisVirus, a social media campaign to support front line health care workers and charities responding to COVID-19. $100,000 has been raised so far with more donations planned this week.
11:15 a.m. -- New England Golf: Irreversible Damage from Massachusetts Golf Lockdown. Governor Charlie Baker seems to be unschooled in his definition of what constitutes an “essential” business and economy is suffering.
9:36 a.m. -- San Bernardino County, California to open golf courses as officials report lowest single-day increase of week.
9:31 a.m. -- Forbes: Titleist, Footjoy ‘Chipping In’ with unique golf experience for COVID-19 Relief Charity Golf Auction. Golfers will have an opportunity to tee it up with a top-ranked tour player, schedule their next golf lesson with a world-renowned instructor, get fit like a professional, or even experience Pebble Beach with a local resident. Browse auction experiences here.
9:25 a.m. -- Canton, New York’s Partridge Run Golf Course reopens this weekend with COVID-19 protocols in place.
9:22 a.m. -- Aspen Golf Club in Colorado eyes opening once COVID-19 protocols are in place.
9:19 a.m. -- Financial Times: Trump golf course seeks a lifeline from Ireland amid pandemic.
9:14 a.m. -- German state, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, with one of the least cases of coronavirus, reopens golf courses with restrictions in place.
9:08 a.m. -- Monroe County, New York golf courses reopening today with restrictions and limited play.
9:03 a.m. -- Minnesota golfers pleasantly surprised with courses being open to begin season on time.
8:56 a.m. -- St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Missouri golf courses busy despite coronavirus outbreak.
8:51 a.m. -- Golf courses hoping to reopen after May 5 if lockdown measures are eased in Ireland.
8:47 a.m. -- GOLF.com: How to turn a golf shirt into a coronavirus mask, according to the CDC.
8:42 a.m. -- Maryland golf courses will not reopen on Saturday, Governor Larry Hogan’s communications director says.
8:24 a.m. -- NBC Chicago: Illinois golf courses set to reopen May 1.
8:15 a.m. -- New York Times: Guerrilla Golfers Sneak Onto Greens Closed by Pandemic. Half of all golf courses are shut down. But across America — and especially in Florida — renegades are still getting their fix.
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