Golf Saskatchewan will host individual provincial championships

Golf Saskatchewan will host eight individual championships this season but will not hold the Women’s Rosebowl or the Mixed Championship.

The governing body of amateur golf in Saskatchewan made the decision to go ahead with the individual events because the competitions are tee time formats and can safely follow COVID-19 guidelines as layed out in the Re-Open Saskatchewan plan golf regulations. Executive Director Brian Lee said the decision to play the events fall in line with health officials’ regulations.

“This is an exciting day for competitive amateur golfers from across the province,” Lee said. “The decision to go ahead with provincial championships was done in consultation with the Government of Saskatchewan and it will be following the Re-Open Saskatchewan guidelines. The events may have a different feel from previous championships however it will still be a chance to get out and compete against other golfers in a competitive but safe format.”

The Rosebowl, scheduled for Katepwa Beach Golf Club and the Mixed Championship that was slated for Candle Lake Golf Resort in August are shotgun start formats and include banquets for competitors. Golf Saskatchewan will hope to return to the two host sites in 2021.

The first provincial event is the 102nd Saskatchewan Women’s Amateur Championship at the Willows Golf and Country Club in Saskatoon from July 9 – 11. The provincial juniors will run from July 14 – 16 at the Elmwood Golf Club in Swift Current. The Men’s Amateur and Mid-Amateur Championships will take place at The Legends Golf Club in Warman from July 21-24. The Cooke Municipal Golf Course in Prince Albert will host the Men’s and Women’s Senior Championships as well as the Mid-Master’s Championship from July 28 – 30.

Golf Saskatchewan Manager of Tournaments Steve Ryde said safety is the number one concern for everyone involved but Golf Saskatchewan will have all guidelines in place and host safe, successful events.

“I am very excited on the announcement of competitions to be allowed under the COVID-19 guidelines. As golfers we all enjoy playing the game, but with the added competition it makes for a truly amazing experience on and off the golf course. I look forward to seeing everyone very soon,” Ryde said.

National championships have been cancelled by Golf Canada. Golf Saskatchewan will award medals to the top three finishers in each event. The winner of the Men’s Amateur Championship and Mid-Amateur Championship will be awarded a quota spot in the 2021 Canadian events.

Registration for the championships will open on Friday, June 19. To sign up click here. Entries into the championships are restricted to Golf Saskatchewan members only.