Letter to BC Golf and Golf Canada

Open Letter to British Columbia Golf and Golf Canada

Dear Friends and Members of Pheasant Glen,

Please read this letter that we have drafted for the attention of British Columbia Golf, Executive Director, Mr. Kris Jonasson and Golf Canada CEO, Mr. Laurence Applebaum. If you agree, please send this message to them, as support to all golf courses in BC as a SAFE outlet for social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic, following the strict safety protocols set by BC’s Chief medical Officer:

Gentlemen,

I am a golfer. I believe it to be among the greatest of games. I love the social, competitive and fellowship aspects of golf’s culture. I love being outdoors and I enjoy the rigorous structure of the rules and the grand tradition of proper etiquette.

In this topsy-turvy world of COVID-19, golf stands out as the very best leadership candidate for the new rules associated with proper social distancing. I cannot imagine a more structured and organized healthy safe outdoor activity; bound by the traditions of golf, social distancing and hard safety rules the golf industry adapted and enforced in an amazingly short time. I call on you both to champion our great game as the best hope for outdoor exercise and a peaceful mental break from COVID-19.

This is the time for the golf to be the best example of proper conduct under rigid social distance rules and protocols. I strongly urge you to publicly call for the opening and re-opening of golf courses across BC and the country. I call upon you to champion our great game rather than disparage it as you did in your recent tweets and a letter calling for closures.

I want to play golf but I also want to stop COVID-19. BC’s Chief medical Officer, Bonnie Henry, has recommended we all get outside and exercise while following social distancing protocols.

There is no better way to do so than by playing our great game. Stand up for golf gentlemen or stand down.

Sincerely yours,

Please offer your support to BC golf courses by using this form to send this message (as above) directly to British Columbia Golf, Executive Director, Mr. Kris Jonasson and Golf Canada CEO, Mr. Laurence Applebaum:

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