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CGA Interclub Update 5/21/20

CGA Interclub matches may begin on May 29.

NOTE: All CGA Guidelines and Protocols below must be followed. If it is not possible for your team and club to adhere to the guidelines put forth for safety the CGA will offer full refunds to any clubs that will not be participating in the 2020. Refunds will be given up until May 29th.

 

The Interclub regular season will be extended until September 30. This extension will allow those Clubs that have restrictions on hosting guests through June due to the Covid-19 pandemic to schedule matches starting in July.…. The playoffs will take place from October-January, with both “final 4’s scheduled for the last week of January 2021. This should allow more time to plan your matches later in the season. We will continue to update Interclub Captains every Friday from this point forward to avoid any possible confusion with CGA Policies.

 

Please carefully read as some policies have been updated.

 

Covid-19 has affected us all. The CGA operation and 2020 schedule is no exception. In order to ease back into a normal season of competitive golf, we have made some changes to our policies and procedures during tournament play including Interclub Matches. PLEASE COMMUNICATE the FOLLOWING TO YOUR PLAYERS PRIOR to each match:

  • All players must practice social distancing (6 feet from all other people, including players, spectators, club staff, association staff, etc.) at all times. This includes all areas of the host facility (i.e. the parking lot, putting green, practice area, on the golf course, in the scoring area, restrooms, clubhouse (if open), and golf shop (if open)).
  • We recommend teams call and pay in advance to minimize the number of people inside clubhouse.
  • Players should refrain from the traditional hug or handshake before or after your rounds. We recommend a friendly nod, a tip of your cap, or a simple wave is recommended as a form of greeting or sportsmanship.
  • Please bring your own tees, pencils, traditional golf supplies. Please make use of online scoring to avoid passing of scorecards when possible.
  • Matches played before June 28th; club’s must provide each player with their own cart. Players are also allowed to walk. If your club can not provide single carts, you need to reschedule your matches for a later date. This is a mandatory CGA Policy. Doubling up in a cart might be allowed after June 28th. We will let you know when that happens.
  • If tournaments are played without bunker rakes, then in all bunkers and sandy areas a player may: Lift the ball, smooth the area, and place it within club length not nearer the hole. The ball must stay in the bunker.
  • Under the Rules of Golf, players are permitted to leave the flagstick in the hole while putting. At this time, touching or removing the flagstick is deemed a CGA Code of Conduct violation and is subject to penalty. Touching the flag can be instinctual. Therefore, First Time: Warning (Flag must be replaced before next stroke), Second Time: Loss of Hole to Player not Team).
  • Cups must be set below the surface of the green. If your club’s policy is to keep them above for the near future please reschedule your matches for a later date.
  • For objects in the hole (pool noodles, plastic piping), your ball must still come to rest in the hole or be at rest below the surface of the green to be considered holed. If your ball pops out of the hole before coming to rest the balls is not considered holed. We recommend players in match play to concede strokes when possible.
  • The CGA does not allow the gathering of teams after the round. Post round drinks and food are canceled until further notice.
  • As captains make sure to discuss with opponents whether food, snacks and drinks will be available for purchase at the turn.

 

The following will be sent to all players before their matches.

All golfers are voluntary participants at CGA events.  Your submittal of this application/entry form is conditioned on the fact that you agree and acknowledge that the CGA is not liable, in any way, for any injuries or damages of any kind that you may suffer, or be exposed to, while participating, or being present, at a CGA event. You agree that the acceptance of your entry for a CGA event, is sufficient consideration for your agreement that the CGA has no liability or responsibility, of any kind, for any of damages or injuries that you may incur while involved, participating or present, at a CGA event.

 

Handicaps will be updated every MONDAY starting on May 25th.  Please spend the next few days loading your team’s roster if you have not already done so. New players added to your Roster will not have handicaps until we update on Mondays.

 

We have been and will continue to work with anyone that calls for help in setting up their “Team Roster” in Golf Genius and/or other GG questions. Please don’t hesitate to contact Chris, Brandon or me for assistance.

 

Until the next update, know that we are just as eager as you to get the CGA golf season re-started for all of our tournaments and championships. However, our goal is to do everything we can to have a complete and safe 2020 Interclub season. Until the next update, stay healthy out there!

 

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