Championship Schedule Update
Country Club of Darien, host of the 65th Ike MGA Stroke Play Championship
(Updated - June 29, 2020) – Due to the evolving situation regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, the Metropolitan Golf Association has altered its schedule for a number of events on the 2020 calendar. 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.”
All modifications to the schedule have been updated online and in the registration system.
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The 44th Men's MGA/MetLife Four-Ball Championship (10/21, Westchester Hills) and the 36th Women's MGA/MetLife Four-Ball Championship (10/20, Knollwood) have been canceled due to the Tri-State qualifying structure and the current COVID-19 guidelines regarding operational aspects essential to the event including golf carts and food service that do not allow the MGA to adminster the championships in the traditional format.
The 31st Father & Son Net Tournament scheduled for July 20 at Tam O'Shanter Club has been canceled.
The French-American Challenge, the biennial team matches between the MGA/WMGA and Ligue de Golf de Paris scheduled for this October, has been postponed to 2022. Details
The MGA Senior Net Four-Ball Championship at Ardsley Country Club has been canceled.
- Ike and Met Amateur: The Ike Stroke Play Championship at the Country Club of Darien is postponed to August 10-11, shortly after the Met Amateur Championship on July 30- August 2. Although qualifying has always been an integral part of our Major Championships, the current situation impacts our ability to facilitate several qualifiers throughout the Met Area in a short period of time. In order to maintain the tradition of qualifying, qualfying rounds will be combined for the Met Amateur and Ike Championships. These joint qualifiers will allow all players an opportunity to qualify for the two premier Amateur Championships in the Met Area during the same round. Along with the changes to qualifying there are slight modifications to the respective Championship exemption categories to provide equitable exemptions for events that were canceled or moved. Additional information on the changes to exemptions and qualifying can be found at the links below.
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 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.
Long Island Golf Association (LIGA)
The Michael Hebron Championship at Bethpage Black is postponed until later in the season. More information on the new dates will be shared when available. All entires will be frozen until there is an outcome on new dates for the championship.
The Long Island Open Championship and qualifying rounds have been postponed until October 19-21. More information on the Long Island Open and qualifying will be shared when available.
The President’s Invitational at Southward Ho Country Club has been canceled.
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 Women's Amateur Stroke Play Championship has been postponed. A new date later in the season will be announced when available,
Westchester Golf Association (WGA)
The British Victory Cup at Powleton Club is canceled for 2020.
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.
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