As announced on its Facebook page, Summerheights Golf Links is ready for a new season, as soon as the go-ahead comes down from the province and local health officials.
As with all golf courses (and sports facilities), closure is currently mandated due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
On April 20, the club noted staff continue to prepare the course.
“Summerheights is committed to a safe golf environment. Through this difficult and unprecedented time, that commitment includes the health and well-being of golfers as well as our team. Our thoughts are with those personally affected by the virus including their families, our most vulnerable citizens, and the incredible healthcare workers who are facing the pandemic on the front lines. They are true heroes.
We continue to maintain the course and are waiting on the go-ahead from government officials for an opening. We are getting new procedures in place to be prepared to keep everyone safe. There will be many changes but you will still be able to golf and have fun.
Please continue to stay home, stop the spread, and dream of golf. We miss you and look forward to seeing everyone soon.”Summerheights statement on Facebook
Recently, some golfers were circulating an online petition to get courses opened. However, it appears that the provincial government and health officials are taking a cautious approach, with the only announcement of new guidelines for businesses currently open and those soon to be allowed to re-open (though we don’t know which they will be).
For now, the advice to all of us remains the same: stay home as much as possible, wash your hands frequently and avoid touching your face, and practise physical distancing when out in the community by staying at least 2 metres from others.