With the developing situation with enforced rules around events, and our responsibility to ensure we are doing our bit to ensure community safety, there has been plenty of discussion around district golf events.
At this stage pennant/interclub competition is business as usual, however this will continue to be monitored as the situation develops.
The Manawatu Wanganui Golf AGM for next Monday 23 March at Feilding Golf Club is also currently still going ahead, as this is a meeting which usually attracts relatively small numbers. It may also be an opportunity for some discussion around district and club event activity.
However, a couple of Junior golf events have been postponed/cancelled at this stage:
The Wanganui Junior Open to be played at Castlecliff Golf Club this Sunday, 22 March, has been postponed. A new date will be scheduled later in the year (hopefully!).
We have also cancelled the Junior Development Quad/Shand Salver, which was to be played at Feilding Golf Club on 14/15 April. As that event involved an overnight stay for 4 district teams at dorm facilities, this was a reasonably easy decision to make.
We are also looking at the Intercollegiate tournament scheduled for 2 April at Marton Golf Club, as some schools may well be enforcing their own rules around students participating in events. We will provide an update around that event later this week.
A number of other events may well be effected, and we will provide updates as we are advised:
The Womens Masters Interprovincial is set to be played in the first week of April. Given the amount of travel required for players from all around the country, this event could well be effected. We are awaiting confirmation around this event.
Sport Manawatu has postponed the Manawatu Sports Awards and Everyone Active Festival, which Manawatu Wanganui Golf was going to be involved in.
This is certainly very interesting times, which is having major effect on sports throughout the country and the world. We will continue to provide updates when required on any postponements or cancellations of events at district level.
If anyone has any concerns about events that are going ahead, please contact the Manawatu Wanganui Golf office.