Representatives from Massachusetts Organizations hope to re-open Golf courses soon

Representatives from the Alliance of Massachusetts Golf Organizations met with the Gov. Charlie Baker’s re-opening advisory board on Sunday to discuss the possible re-opening of golf courses in Massachusetts.

During the coronavirus pandemic, Baker has closed golf courses in Massachusetts and deemed them as non-essential businesses while courses in neighboring states are open. The governor has set May 18 as the earliest non-essential businesses can re-open.

Mass Golf executive director Jesse Menachem, NEPGA executive director Mike Higgins, New England Golf Course Owners Association members Jennifer O’Connor and Nick Marrone, and Golf Course Superintendents Association of New England executive director Don Hearn took part in a virtual meeting, which the Alliance of Massachusetts Golf Organizations termed “productive” in a posting on its website.

“We hope to hear soon that golf can resume in the Commonwealth under the established guidelines presented,” the post read. “We appreciate the work being done by the advisory board, and we look forward to working with them to keep the golf community safe. Updates will be provided as they are made available to us.”