COVID-19
Courses see record numbers amid pandemic

Back in the early spring no one really knew what the golf season would look like in Saskatchewan but ever since clubs opened their doors on the May 15 golfers have used their local course and others to get out, be active, maybe retry the sport, or play more than ever, but the season has been one of the busiest on record.

Many operators will say it's "a different" busy without shotgun tournaments but all in all tee sheets havce been jam packed all summer. This from our friends at Hidden Hills of Shellbrook - 

"At the beginning of the year I thought that things would be very slow at the course. Surprise, surprise! We are having our busiest season ever. Of course there are some things that we would like to change, like not being able to do shotgun starts but overall the COVID rules haven't been a problem to follow and in some cases have helped us run more efficiently. People for the most part, have been great and willing to follow the new rules."

Golf Canada has reported record round type numbers in early July and the numbers haven't dropped all season.

Keep it up and keep playing until the season ends and please continue to follow the rules!


Provincial Championships
Golf Saskatchewan was given the green light to host individual championships this season following all COVID guidelines and despite some hiccups scheduling wise the season was a success. 

15-year-old Brooklin Fry had a summer to remember taking home both the junior women's and amateur women's championships. The first to do so since Anna Young in 2010. 

What about the finish in Warman as Ty Campbell eagles on 18 on the 72nd hole to win his first amateur title. Remember Danny Klughart's 62 in round three of the mid-am to win his second straight?

Tammy Bezaire recently moved to a new home near Yorkton and used the short commute to her advantage to win another senior women's championship while Rick Hallberg did the same on the senior men's side.

Yorkton's Deer Park also saw hometown product Derek Stykalo go wire to wire for the mid-master's victory.

Last but not least, after missing the 2019 junior men's championship Josh Nagy was back on top capping his amazing junior career with another win in Swift Current. 
 

Overall, even without national events we had a memorable championship season and thank everyone for taking part and being safe! 

We want to feature your club
Take advantage of just one member club benefit!

We want to feature your golf club and see what's up for the rest of 2020 and beyond!
Our communications director, Clark Stork would like to hear from you and showcase your club. All he asks is a few minutes of any person invested in your club to conduct an interview, either in person, via email, or over the phone to learn more about what golfers expect from their visit to your club.

This year we were able to visit Tisdale, Chitek Lake, Evergreen, and Greenhills for features. There is still time this year or set something up for the spring of 2021!

Email Clark at cstork@golfsk.org to get started on your promotion. 

Online Rules Seminars

As a Golf Canada Gold member, Rules of Golf education is one of the many benefits included with your membership. Your membership provides you with FREE access to Level 1 Rules of Golf training through the R & A Rules Academy.

Level 1 is an easy and interesting way to learn the Rules of Golf basics. This level focuses on the game's etiquette, key definitions, and the most common situations on the course. The Rules Academy is aimed at all golfers and uses a combination of text, videos, and diagrams to help you learn the most important aspects of the Rules!

BEGIN YOUR LEVEL 1 EDUCATION NOW!

Members also have access to the Player's Edition of the Rules of Golf - a shorter, more user-friendly version of the Rules for golfers at all levels of the game. The version, which will serve as the primary publication for all golfers including:
- A "Purpose of the Rule" desription at the top of each Rule, to better define why the Rule exists
- Easy to follow, full-colour diagrams and charts to aid in understanding
- A simpler more direct writing style

Gold membership benefits reminder

Golf Saskatchewan is continuing to remind players about the abundance of benefits when they purchase a Gold Membership package. 
Among the benefits with a Golf Canada Gold membership are:
  • Replacement of lost, stolen, broken clubs 
  • Broken glass reimbursement
  • Golf cart damage
  • Handicap and score tracking
  • Ticket and merchandise discounts
More details can be found here.

Golf Canada Is Going Digital to Keep Members Safe:

Due to the COVID19 pandemic, Golf Canada is making a concerted effort to limit physical touchpoints for member club staff and individual member golfers. The introduction of a digital membership card will be available through the app and Score Centre instantaneously upon renewal / registration.
 
Membership packages will still be available for home delivery upon request by an individual member through their Score Centre account.


Tourism Support Program

Tourism Saskatchewan is offering support for businesses hurt by the pandemic, your course could be eligible!

The new Saskatchewan Tourism Sector Support Program (STSSP) offers relief to tourism businesses that suffered severe losses due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The STSSP application period opens on August 24 and concludes October 1, 2020.

 

The STSSP is a $35-million investment in Saskatchewan's tourism sector. The program offers a one-time, non-repayable emergency payment to eligible tourism operators in the hospitality and event/attraction industries. For the accommodation sector and large event facilities, payments will range from $10,000-$50,000, depending on sales revenue. For attraction, tour or event operators with ongoing fixed costs, the payment range is $7,500-$15,000.

Application forms and relevant instructions will be available on August 24. Applications will be processed on a first-come, first served basis. Completed applications with all of the required attachments will be given priority.

 

The STSSP is managed by the Ministry of Trade and Export Development. For additional information, call 1-800-667-6102 or email stssp@gov.sk.ca.

TaylorMade

The All-New P*7MB, P*7MC and P*770 Irons
TaylorMade Golf, the industry leader in innovation and technology, recently announced the all-new P*7MB, P*7MC and P*770 irons. With the latest additions to the acclaimed P Series, TaylorMade now offers a full lineup of meticulously crafted players irons that align craftsmanship, performance and unmatched aesthetics.
 
And now for some lefty-love: ALL THREE MODELS WILL BE AVAILABLE LEFT HANDED. 

To learn more, CLICK HERE.
 
Milled Grind 2: TW Grind
Building upon the success of the Milled Grind 2 line of wedges, TaylorMade is proud to extend the line with the introduction of the TW Grind.
 
 
The All New SIM UDI and SIM DHY
Building on the success of SIM Max Rescueâ„¢, which has achieved unprecedented PGA TOUR adoption, the latest additions to the SIM family provide golfers with new options for completing this critical part of the bag - the space between the longest playable iron and shortest fairway wood.

To learn more, CLICK HERE.
 
The All New Spider FCG
Building upon a rich history spanning more than a decade, TaylorMade Golf is proud to announce the latest addition to the acclaimed family of Spider putters-the all-new Spider FCG (Forward Centre of Gravity).
 
At the core of all Spider designs is a legacy of advanced materials and increased stability. While that remains true with Spider FCG, a new and innovative construction allows the company to deliver a putter that upholds the Spider tradition while simultaneously performing like a blade.
 
 
Partners & sponsors
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The above items may improve your game and make you feel better on the course. 
About Golf Saskatchewan
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