Wales Golf monitoring Covid 19 virus developments
March 13, 2020.
Wales Golf is closely monitoring developments of the Covid-19 virus, with all events involving a gathering of people or travel now under strict review.
After the World Health Organisation officially declared this corona virus a global pandemic, the mandate is clear for all governing bodies to make decisions based on communal health and safety.
“Our approach is to follow the guidelines set by the Welsh and UK Governments, and the advice which is laid out by Public Health Wales,” said Wales Golf chief executive Richard Dixon.
“We have circulated advice from the golf industry GCMA, BIGGA, PGA and R&A to clubs in Wales, following on from information from the Welsh Sports Association. We will continue to update that advice.
“At present it is our intention and plan to deliver all Wales Golf events and fixtures as planned, however with some minor adjustments as outlined below.
“Any decisions taken to postpone, amend or cancel events will taken after careful consideration and at the earliest opportunity to ensure minimal disruption.
“For instance with our championships we would hope to publish any relevant decisions at the closing date of entry. However this may not always be possible due to the ever changing status of the C-19 virus.”
The Boys (U18) Wales V Ireland Challenge Match on 21-22 March at Cardigan has been postponed. The Wales Golf championship season starts in the middle of April with the first events of the successful Ping Welsh Junior Tour in Mold, shortly followed by the second event in Milford Haven.
One of the next major events for Wales teams, the European Nations Cup in Spain in the middle of April, has now been cancelled.
The first major adult Wales Golf event is the Welsh Ladies Open Stroke Play at Royal Porthcawl at the start of May.
Any competitior who is unable to or does not feel comfortable in travelling to a Championship will be entitled to a refund on their entry fees.
This continues to be a developing situation and Wales Golf will keep everyone fully informed of any changes to Championships in Wales.
For up-to-date information about the COVID-19 outbreak, visit:
Public Health Wales Advice
World Health Organization, Rolling updates on coronavirus disease (COVID-19)
As of the time of writing, here are the details for upcoming tournaments (to end of April.)
18-21 Mar Italian Am Postponed
28-29 Mar Central Wales Boys As planned
04-06 Apr Boys (U16) Quad Postponed
08-10 Apr Scottish Boys As planned
09-13 Apr French Boys As planned
10-12 Apr Duncan Putter As planned
15-16 Apr Peter McEvoy As planned
15-18 Apr European Nations Cup Postponed
18 Apr Trubshaw Cup As planned
18-21 Mar Italian Ladies Am Postponed
03-05 Apr Irish Girls Postponed
08-10 Apr Scottish Girls As planned
09-13 Apr French Girls As planned
17-19 Apr Scottish Ladies As planned
18-19 Apr Mid Wales Girls As planned
24-26 Apr Girls U16 Open Championship As planned