Update: June activities

 
As you know, we had some very good news with the announcement of the opening of golf courses in Québec as of May 20 and those located in Ontario were allowed to open since May 16.
 
However, the opening of golf courses does not mean the opening of the competitive season at the provincial and regional levels. Golf Québec continues to work closely with government authorities and Public Health Department to ensure that competitions can take place this season. As soon as we have news in this matter, we will send you the information.

It is also important to note that the Government of Québec asks that you avoid travelling from one region to another or from one city to another, except when necessary. As always, remember to listen to the advice provided by your local health authorities.
 
COMPETITIONS
 
Considering that competitions are not permitted at this time, Golf Québec and its partners announce the following modifications to its provincial calendar of activities:

• Men’s Amateur Match Play Championship – POSTPONED
• Mens’ Senior Match Play Championship – CANCELLED
• Womens’ Match Play Championship – CANCELLED
• Debbie Savoy Morel Cup – CANCELLED
• Pee-Wee and Bantam Classic – CANCELLED
• Men’s and Women’s Provincial Mid-Amateur Championships – CANCELLED
• Jean C. Monty Cup and Hélène Desmarais Cup – CANCELLED
• Alexander of Tunis – POSTPONED
• Duke of Kent – POSTPONED
• Bromont Invitational – POSTPONED (The Bromont Invitational, as originally created strictly for women, is cancelled. The 2020 Bromont Invitational will be relaunched with a new format to be announced at a later date.)
• Metropolitan Trophy et le Junior Metropolitan Trophy – CANCELLED

Within our calendar of activities, there were also Junior Skills Challenges for which the schedule has been modified:
 
• Québec City regional junior skills challenge scheduled for June 20 at the Royal Québec Golf Club: CANCELLED
• Eastern Townships Junior Skills Challenge scheduled for July 4 at Les Cèdres Golf Club: POSTPONED
• The Junior Skills Challenge Provincial Championship to be held on July 18 in the Montréal area: CANCELLED by Golf Canada
 
In addition, to obtain more information about the tournaments offered in the regions, we invite you to contact your respective regional golf association.
 
Rest assured that we are currently working on possible solutions for the eventual resumption of competitions when the government authorizes it.
 
COACHES’ TRAINING
 
Community Golf Coach training sessions presented in collaboration with the PGA of Canada were also planned and will be reviewed:
 
• General public training of June 6 and 7 – CANCELLED OR POSTPONED
• Training session for women only on June 27 and 28 – CANCELLED OR POSTPONED
• Training session for women only on July 4 and 5 – TO BE CONFIRMED
 
RULES AND HANDICAP
 
As this new golf season will start with different ways to play, the Golf Québec Rules Committee has worked for you and has made available to you COVID-19 special local rules that you can implement in your clubs or in future tournaments.
 
Regarding the new World Handicap System (WHS), our provincial team is working with Golf Canada to announce within the next few weeks the creation of a training and certification exam that you will be able to take online.
 
Finally, Golf Canada has recently released guidelines for how modifications to the course and the Rules of Golf will impact acceptability of scores for handicapping, and how scores should be posted. Rounds played in accordance with the guidelines are considered acceptable scores and should be posted to your golfer’s scoring records. Please refer to their COVID-19 Rules of Golf & Rules of Handicapping Guidance document.
 
We remind you that all Golf Québec employees remain on duty by working from home and can be reached by e-mail. To follow the evolution of the situation, we also invite you to consult our COVID-19 resource page where you will find relevant information on the gradual resumption of activities in Québec and Ontario.

Enjoy rediscovering our golf courses!
Be safe and responsible!