By Kevin Cunningham, Golf.com
6 May 2020
Recreational golf’s partial freeze amid the coronavirus pandemic continues to thaw at an increasing pace in the United States, and now the caretakers of the game are joining together to make golf’s return as smooth and safe as possible.
On Tuesday, American golf’s governing bodies, major pro tours, and industry leaders announced a three-stage plan to reopen golf courses in the country with uniform safety protocols.
“While we recognize there’s no perfect solution and various areas of the country will progress in these phases at a different pace,” PGA of America chief executive Seth Waugh said in the release, “it’s imperative that we reopen golf in a way that prioritizes the health and well-being of the entire golf community.”
Waugh’s PGA of America isn’t going it alone. Dubbed the “Back2Golf” initiative, the USGA, PGA Tour and the LPGA Tour are all involved in the plan, and it has the support of golf course owners and operators across the country.
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