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Golf Approved as an Outdoor Activity Following Governor Ivey's "Stay At Home Order" on April 3

Golf Approved as an Outdoor Activity Following Governor Ivey's "Stay At Home Order" on April 3
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​​​​​​​AGA Members and Member Clubs,

The Alabama Golf Association in conjunction with its allied industry  partners (Alabama-NW Florida PGA Section, the Alabama Chapter of the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America and the Gulf Coast Chapter of the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America) received a clarification tonight that golf (whether playing the game or golf course maintenance) is an approved outdoor activity per Governor Ivey's "Stay At Home Order" issued on April 3 assuming the six-foot social distancing requirement and the shared or touched equipment protocol is followed. 

Read "Stay At Home Order" FAQ Point #5 (PDF)

We applaud our members and member clubs for their efforts and measures to provide a safe environment in which to continue enjoying the game during these unprecedented times.

A reminder to all that golf is a privilege not a right. We plead that you do not be the golf facility that allows the six-foot separation rule to be ignored. Do not be the golfer that asks to have the flagstick pulled out or insists on a handshake on the 18th green. Let's not let the few mess things up for the many. Let's not let one person get sick because of golf.
 
Whether you are a golfer, an owner, a superintendent, a manager, a golf professional, etc. please do your part to ensure you are following the policies set forth by Governor Ivey, your local government or federal mandates.

Golf is a game of integrity. A game that has always trusted each individual will police themselves. Let’s continue in that legacy in an effort to keep everyone safe.
 
Let's show the world how to spread joy in uncertain times through golf - not the virus.

Please email me if you have any questions or concerns: andy@alabamagolf.org.

Safe and healthy wishes,

Andy Priest
Executive Director
Alabama Golf Association