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Changes Due to Coronavirus

Colorado Golf Hall of Fame rescheduling induction dinner and tourney; more Colorado courses close for time being

By Gary Baines – 3/16/2020

(Updated March 17) Concern over the novel coronavirus and its potential spread continues to have a growing impact on Colorado golf.

Among recent developments:

— The Colorado Golf Hall of Fame is planning to reschedule both its induction awards dinner and its annual tournament. The dinner had been set for June 7 and the tournament for May 26 — both at Colorado Golf Club in Parker. New dates for the events have yet to be finalized. Russ Miller, longtime director of golf at The Broadmoor Golf Club in Colorado Springs, is the Hall of Fame’s lone 2020 inductee.

— The number of courses in the state that have closed for the time being continues to grow. The Greg Mastriona Golf Courses at Hyland Hills in Westminster shut down on Monday. Flatirons Golf Course in Boulder closed on Sunday. Last week, among courses which stopped operating were Legacy Ridge Golf Course and Walnut Creek Golf Preserve in Westminster, Thorncreek Golf Course in Thornton and Buffalo Run Golf Course in Commerce City.

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And on Tuesday, Denver Golf announced it is closing all its facilities, effective Wednesday.

To notify us of further course closings related to the coronavirus, email golfjournal@coloradogolf.org

— The CGA on Monday announced it has canceled two World Handicap System certification seminars that were scheduled for late March, along with Golf in Schools-related events at its CommonGround Golf Course in Aurora.

Registration for 2020 CGA championships opened on Monday. No changes to the schedule — where the first event is scheduled for early May — have been made, but leadership will continue to monitor the situation. 

For the CGA’s Monday’s announcement, CLICK HERE.

— Likewise on Monday, the Junior Golf Alliance of Colorado hadn’t made any changes to its tournament schedule, but said it will be making determinations “on a week-to-week basis.”

A JGAC Education Summit scheduled for March 28 has been canceled.

For the JGAC announcement from Monday, CLICK HERE.

— The Colorado PGA has also made some adjustments due to the coronavirus, suspending “all In-person activities through Friday, April 24.” READ MORE

— In a national tournament that typically involves at least Colorado competitors, the PGA Professional Championship, originally scheduled for April 26-29 in Austin, Texas, has been postponed by the PGA of America. New dates have not been announced.

This story will be updated as necessary.