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Ballarat District Golf Incorporated

2015 news genericStatement – 2020 Midweek & Weekend Pennant competitions cancelled

As you may be aware, Ballarat District Golf made the decision to cancel the 2020 Midweek and Weekend Pennant seasons due to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak as a precautionary measure. 

Whilst the gatherings would have been below the current Australian Government threshold, it was determined that:

  • A good number of our pennant players are amongst those most at risk.
  • The competitions require players to travel to a number of different communities, potentially increasing the possibility of transferring the virus.
  • With the rapidly changing landscape of the recent outbreak, there is a strong possibility of further advice or directives, either from the Australian Government, Victorian Government or Golf Australia that may impact on the competitions.

At the time of writing, Golf Australia is not advocating for regular club competitions to cease and are encouraging these to continue.  Golf Australia have sought to act on events where they believe the travel requirements involved posed a greater risk than regular club competition golf.  Our decision is consistent with this advice and we request our affiliated clubs to consider the ramifications of any open events scheduled in the coming months.

Each of our affiliated clubs must act in the best interests and safety of its members and should continue to monitor any changes in policy.  In the meantime, please click here for examples of easy to implement changes to regular operations.

               

I wish to thank each of you for carefully considering the interests of your members, participants and the wider community. 

Keep safe,

David Edwards

President