Iowa PGA Section Match Play and All June Event Registration is Open
Due to the CDC Guidelines, Governor Reynolds and Governor Pritzker’s Proclamations, the Iowa PGA has suspended/postponed all Junior Tour and Section Events and Tournaments through the end of May. We, like many of you, have been making decisions in one or two-week blocks. We were optimistic that we could start our Junior Tour and Section events in the middle of May. However, with the new Back2Golf guidelines we have decided to hit the re-set button and wait until June to start our events.
With Illinois just starting golf last Friday, with no carts, and with the State of Iowa in various phases of re-opening, we felt it best to take the next couple of weeks and work with our sponsors and facilities to set events up for June. This will allow things to continue to stabilize and to make it more comfortable for all involved.
We know that many of you are working harder than ever, with more rounds than you may have had in the past. We feel that the safety of our staff and the players, we are best to feel as if we have moved to phase 2 of the Back2Golf plan. This removes the unknowns as players would be crossing state and county lines in order to play a round of golf.
The Iowa PGA is working on developing new policies and procedures, including Local Rules and Social Distancing Guidelines, for our events and will be sending those out once they are finalized. These documents are very fluid and may possibly change from event to event and multiple times up to right before juniors tee off. Please be patient as we work through new procedures as we are looking to do what is in the best interest for everyone involved.
We will be very flexible this year on our schedule as we work with our facilities that in many cases may no longer be able to host an event on the day they had originally signed up for. Our plan would be to come out May 15th and let everyone know what events, dates and facilities will be played in the month of June. Then around June 15th let everyone know what events we have in July, and so forth. Our intention is to keep the same schedule we have in place with the same facilities.
NOW TO THE GOOD NEWS: For our PGA Golf Professionals, we do have the Season Long Match Play, Senior Match Play and Harris Golf Cars Team Challenge available for you to sign-up for. The deadlines for those events are Tuesday, May 12 at 11:59 pm.
Our June events starting, on June 1 at Lake Panorama are also open as well. We are also anxious to get back administering Junior Tour and Section events.
The Junior Tour events starting on June 1 are also open for those that have kids the play our popular Junior Tour.
All events are subject to change at any point based on any proclamations by Federal, State and/or Local Officials throughout the season. The Iowa PGA Staff reserves the right to change this as well based off of the policies that our host facilities are while administering golf events.
We thank you for your understanding on these postponements as we work to deliver golf to our guests in a responsible manner.
Thank you for your continued patience, we hope you continue to do well and are taking care during this very difficult time. If you have any questions, comments or concerns, feel free to call or email us anytime.
The Iowa PGA Staff, Section Officers and Section Board