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Championship Schedule Update

Country Club of Darien par-3 14th hole

Country Club of Darien, host of the 65th Ike MGA Stroke Play Championship


(Updated - May 13, 2020) – Due to the evolving situation regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, the Metropolitan Golf Association has altered its schedule for many early season events. The MGA remains committed to providing its memberships with as many safely conducted events as possible during the 2020 season.

“Our number one priority is the health of safety of MGA staff, members, volunteers, club personnel, and the entire community,” said MGA Executive Director Brian Mahoney. “We are all looking forward to getting back to competitive golf, and our team has been working with our member clubs and Rules & Competitions committee for plans to begin our event schedule when it is safe to do so under the guidance of government and health authorities.”

The MGA thanks its members for their understanding and patience during this unprecedented time which remains ever-changing. The MGA also thanks its volunteers for their continued passion for the game and greatly appreciates its member clubs and their administrators for their support and flexibility.

The latest schedule adjustment will impact events differently, with specific details included below. The MGA will update the information below if further changes are necessary. For all general updates, please continue to visit mgagolf.org.

 

MGA

  • The MGA Senior Amateur Championship at the Mill River Club is postponed to October 6-7. All current entries will be carried over to the new date.
     
  • The MGA Senior Net Four-Ball Championship at Ardsley Country Club is postponed. A reschedule date is being worked on for later in the season.
     
  • The Public Links Championship at Pound Ridge Golf Club is postponed until 2021. This decision was made due to the impact on the qualifying structure for the championship, as the five qualifying rounds were scheduled to be played throughout May. Fortunately, the championship will be played at first-time host Pound Ridge, the only Pete Dye design in New York, when the championship returns in 2021. All exemptions for the 2020 championship will be honored in 2021.
     
  • The Ike Stroke Play Championship at the Country Club of Darien is postponed to August 10-11. All qualifiers for the championship scheduled for May and June are canceled. More updates will follow regarding the qualifying and exemption struture for the championship; all players who are currently exempt may still register for the championship. 
     
  • The WMGA/MGA Women's Met Amateur Championship at Atlantic Golf Club on June 8 is canceled. 
     

Long Island Golf Association (LIGA)

  • The Richardson Memorial Championship Sponsored by Keystone Electronics Corp. at Wheatley Hills Golf Club has been canceled for 2020 and will return to Wheatley Hills in 2021.
     
  • The President’s Invitational at Southward Ho Country Club has been canceled.
     
  • The Long Island Open Championship and qualifying rounds have been postponed to later in the season. More information on the Long Island Open will be shared when available, with the goal of moving the qualifiers and championship to a time that will work best for all parties involved. At this time, all entries to the championship will be frozen until a conclusion is announced.
     

Westchester Golf Association (WGA)

  • The WGA Public Links Championship at Sterling Farms Golf Course is canceled for 2020.
     
  • The Westchester Open Championship and qualifying rounds have been postponed until later in the season. More information on the Westchester Open will be shared when available with the goal of moving the qualifiers and championship to a time that will work best for all parties involved. At this time, all entries to the championship will be frozen until a conclusion is announced.
     
  • The Qualifying Round for the Westchester Senior Amateur and Super Senior Championship on June 9 at Redding Country Club is canceled. More updates will follow regarding the qualifying structure and the Championship. 

 

For any questions and assistance, tournament players should reach out to championships@mgagolf.org