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COVID-19 New England Section Resource Center

New England PGA Resources

Back2Golf Event Checklist

Use this checklist as guidance to hosting a safe golf event at your facility.

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Back2Golf Social Distancing Guidelines

Download the Back2Golf Social Distancing Guidelines

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NEPGA COVID-19 Supply Center

List of vendors providing PPE, Sanitizing Supplies, Signage Services and other useful materials for operating your facility during COVID-19 pandemic.

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NEPGA Events

Up to date NEPGA Section & Chapter event status during the COVID-19 pandemic.

NEPGA Event Status

NEPGA Playing Through COVID-19 Best Practices for Facilities & Operations

A comprehensive breakdown of procedures and protocols for opening and operating your facility during the COVID-19 pandemic to be used in conjunction with your state guidelines.

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NEPGA COVID-19 Message Board

A place for Professionals to post and share information & best practices regarding their golf operations to assist other Professionals through the COVID-19 pandemic. Password to access is located on the Professionals Only page of nepga.com.

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COVID-19 Playing Safely Customizable Image

Download this image and insert your facility logo where the NEPGA Logo is for a customized poster, social graphic, digital image, etc. for use in communicating to your golfers. When image opens in your browser, right click and Save As. Place a .png image with clear background in the lower right for cleanest presentation.

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VIDEO: Properly Disinfect Golf Carts

This Jani-King video details how to properly disinfect a golf cart. Click below to watch.

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Proper Golf Cart Sanitizing Procedures

Click below for detailed information on proper way to disinfect your golf carts, and to ensure safety for your staff and members while doing so and using carts.

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NEPGA Survey Results

Survey Results

NEPGA Webinar - March 17

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Alliance of MA Golf Organizations Letter to Gov. Baker - March 24

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Alliance of MA Golf Organizations Letter to Gov. Baker - March 20

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NEPGA Town Hall - March 26

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Confronting Staffing Challenges - Complete Webinar

Watch the complete webinar presented by Jen Pinkham of Phifer Pinkham, LLC and Jeff Bastien of Rogers Gray

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Confronting Staffing Challenges - Slideshow

As presented by Jen Pinkham of Phifer Pinkham, LLC and Jeff Bastien of Rogers Gray

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SupportLinc Member Assistance

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Golf Emergency Relief Fund

The Golf Emergency Relief Fund provides short-term financial assistance to certain workers in the golf industry that are the backbone of our sport and facing significant financial hardship including those suffering as a result of COVID-19. Click below to learn more and apply or donate.

Emergency Golf Relief Fund

NEPGA Town Hall: Preparing for post-COVID golf (April 22)

Will you be ready for post-COVID golf operations when the time comes? This New England PGA Town Hall is all about post-COVID planning for golf in New England. PGA of America Secretary John Lindert joins to add perspective from the national level.

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State COVID-19 Resource Links

Maine

Golf courses & Driving Ranges open WITH RESTRICTIONS. Restrooms at golf facilities may open. Out of Stater must quarantine 14-days before playing golf.

JUNE 19 UPDATE: Members of a single household may share a golf cart. Carts may be shared across households as long as each rider wears a face covering for the duration. The driver should remain the driver for the use of the rental.

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Vermont

Golf courses will be open in Vermont under the guidelines outlined in the link below.

Effective June 8th, Vermonters and residents of other states may travel between Vermont and counties across New England and New York that have a similar active COVID-19 caseload to Vermont (any county with less than 400 active cases of COVID-19 per one million residents) and return without quarantining if they do so in a personal vehicle.

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New Hampshire

New golf guidelines issued June 5. Highlights include: Golf open to general public regardless of residency; halfway houses may be open; 10-minute tee time intervals; on-course set-up (flagsticks, bunker rakes, etc.) may return to normal.

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Massachusetts

OCT 5 UPDATE: Beginning Oct. 5, double-rider carts and flagstick removal will be allowed in Massachusetts for all golfers. Click the link below for complete guidance.

COVID-19 Travel Order: Effective August 1, 2020, all visitors and returning residents entering Massachusetts must follow new travel orders.

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Rhode Island

UPDATED JULY 3: Phase III guidance. Dual cart riders are now permitted for all players. When players are from different households they must designate one person the driver and both wear face coverings while riding together. CLICK BELOW FOR COMPLETE GUIDANCE.

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State Golf Association COVID-19 Infopages

Rhode Island Golf Association

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Mass Golf

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New Hampshire Golf Association

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Vermont Golf Association

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Golf Industry Organizations Resources

PGA of America

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National Club Association

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Golf Course Superintendents Association of America

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National Golf Course Owners Association

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National Golf Foundation

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National Government Organizations

World Health Organization

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White House 15 Days To Slow The Spread

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Other Resources

Reducing Risk In Your Facility

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COVID-19 Preparedness

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Dealing with Unraked Bunkers During the Corona Virus Outbreak (Rules of Golf)

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