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Alabama Golf Association Announces Updated Summer 2020 Championship Schedule

HOOVER, AL (April 30, 2020) – The Alabama Golf Association remains committed to the safety and well-being of everyone involved with our competitions during the COVID-19 pandemic including players, volunteers, spectators, club personnel and staff.

Based upon the latest “Phased Re-Opening” recommendations from state and federal officials while still following social distancing and sanitation guidelines, we will implement a similar approach for AGA competitions this summer subject to any unforeseen developments.

A four-phase program has been developed that begins with “Phase 1” where the next event will scale to “Phase 2” if conditions warrant and so forth until we reach “Phase 4” which will be the new normal. Note that if conditions improve faster than the “Phased Approach” that phase(s) could be modified or if conditions worsen then an event could be scaled down.

Four Event Phases:

  • Phase 1 Event - walking only, no caddies, no carts (including spectators), limited field
  • Phase 2 Event - introduce one cart per player, no caddies, limited field
  • Phase 3 Event - introduce caddies, one cart per player (if possible), limited field
  • Phase 4 Event – “New Normal” with caddies, shared golf carts, full field

To accomplish a “Phased Approach”, the 104th Alabama State Amateur Championship originally scheduled for June 10-13 has been postponed until July 29-August 1 at Saugahatchee Country Club in Auburn. Due to this date change, the Alabama State Match Play and Senior Match Play Championships at AU Club from July 30-August 2 are cancelled. State Amateur sectional qualifying is cancelled with full refunds provided to those entrants. Exempt players already registered remain in the championship field. Updated State Amateur registration form, exemptions and field selection process will be available by the new registration opening date of May 11.

Our deepest appreciation goes to the staff and membership at Saugahatchee Country Club for their support of this approach and postponing the State Amateur Championship until late July.

Updated Summer 2020 AGA Championship Schedule

Phase 1 Events

June 8-9          1st Alabama Girls State 13 & Under Championship, Valley Hill CC, Huntsville

June 8-10        57th Alabama Girls State Junior Championship, Valley Hill CC, Huntsville

*Registration opens on May 4

 

Phase 2 Events (If possible)

June 24-25      2nd Alabama Women’s State Super-Senior Championship, Timberline GC, Calera

June 24-26      30th Alabama Women’s Stroke Play Championship, Timberline GC, Calera

June 24-26      47th Alabama Women’s State Senior Amateur Championship, Timberline GC, Calera

*Registration opens on May 4

 

Phase 3 Events (If possible)

July 7-9                        88th Alabama Women’s State Amateur Championship, Huntsville CC, Huntsville

July 7-9                        2nd Alabama Women’s State Senior Match Play Championship, Huntsville CC, Huntsville

*Registration opens on May 11

 

Phase 4 Events (If possible)

July 21-22        1st Alabama Boys State 13 & Under Championship, Goose Pond Colony, Scottsboro

July 21-23        75th Alabama Boys State Junior Championship, Goose Pond Colony, Scottsboro

*Registration opens on May 18

July 22-23        13th Alabama Women’s State Four-Ball Championship, Lakewood GC, Point Clear

July 22-23        2nd Alabama Women’s State Senior Four-Ball Championship, Lakewood GC, Point Clear

*Registration opens on June 1

July 27             3rd Alabama State Parent-Child Championship, RTJ Oxmoor Valley, Birmingham

*Registration opens on May 18

July 29-Aug. 1 104th Alabama State Amateur Championship, Saugahatchee CC, Auburn

*Registration opens on May 11

 

Remaining AGA championships in the fall are as scheduled. AGA is exploring options to reschedule the Alabama State Senior Amateur, State Super-Senior Amateur and State Four-Ball Championships in the fall and early winter.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the AGA staff HERE. We will continue to keep our website (alabamagolf.org) and social media accounts updated, as necessary. Safe and healthy wishes to all.

About the Alabama Golf Association (AGA)

The Alabama Golf Association is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit educational organization founded in 1915 whose mission is to serve and promote amateur golf in Alabama. AGA membership consists of over 110 member clubs represented by over 19,000 individuals. The activities and services of the Alabama Golf Association are governed by a Board of Directors consisting of Alabama golfers who wish to serve the game and the association through service.

AGA is the USGA's Allied Golf Association to deliver core services in Alabama such as conducting national championship qualifying, administering the World Handicap System including the GHIN service, course & slope rating and education. The AGA annually conducts 23 championships and team match competitions for men, women, juniors, and seniors. The AGA also conducts Alabama high school golf championships and assists with many collegiate events including the SEC Men's Golf Championship. In addition to competitions, the AGA administers the AGA Women's Scholarship Fund that is dedicated to assisting young female golfers in higher education and supports the Alabama Turfgrass Research Foundation.

Since 1980, the AGA has managed the affairs of the Southern Golf Association which includes conducting the Southern Amateur Championship and Southern Junior Championship, in conjunction with the Board of Directors of the Southern Golf Association.

For more information about the Alabama Golf Association, visit www.alabamagolf.org.

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