COVID-19 Update #2 – March 24, 2020 – Team Matches

Dear Members:

Even a week ago, none of us could have realized how quickly our world would change.  Last Tuesday, we asked our Met Reps, Series and Team Captains to help us assess the feasibility of conducting the Team Matches by informing us of each club’s operational status.  We want to thank those for their help. However, considering recent events and additional restrictions, it is now clear that conducting Team Matches is simply not feasible.  Therefore, the WMGA Board has decided to cancel the 2020 Team Matches. 

At this time, it is premature to make decisions on our remaining tournament schedule. We are assessing alternatives for our May Invitationals, and we are remaining hopeful that we will be able to conduct summer tournaments.

We will continue to monitor course closures or other restrictions pertaining to COVID-19 and will keep you informed of changes and updates as they occur. 

As our office remains closed and staff works remotely, please continue to send communications via e-mail: teammatches@wmga.com

Thank you for your patience, loyalty and understanding.  Most importantly, please be safe.

Lori Ann Cerullo
President
Women’s Metropolitan Golf Association
49 Knollwood Road, Elmsford, NY 10523
president@wmga.com

COVID-19 Update #1 – March 16, 2020 – General

To our Members:

We truly hope that you are well during this turbulent and difficult time.  Our number one priority is the health and safety of our members and staff. Like you, the WMGA Board is monitoring the situation as best we can by reviewing information and guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), World Health Organization (WHO), state [New York, New Jersey and Connecticut]  and local government policies and procedures. 

To that end, we hope you can appreciate our need to maintain as much flexibility as possible as this unfolds.

  • April 1st Tournament Registration: We have decided to postpone the April 1st date for opening online tournament registration for events scheduled to begin on June 2nd.  
  • Met Rep Meetings-April 14th-16th: We have decided to restructure the planned Met Rep Meetings to webinar meetings with details to follow. 
  • April 23rd Golf Clinic at Rye Golf Club: We have decided to postpone. 
  • 2020 Team Matches: With the uncertainty and fluidity of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) spread, we are holding off making any final decisions on Team Matches until we see what transpires over the next week.  It seems most likely that Federal, State, County and local mandates will determine our options going forward, so planning for alternative formats seems premature. If there are further developments before then, we will share them with you in as timely a manner as possible.
  • Invitationals: The Griscom Cup, the Golf Illustrated and the Myra D. Paterson invitationals are currently on hold as we await more information. 
  • Course Rating Seminar: Will be scheduled at a later date.
  • Updates: Our website will have an emergency link with updated information containing developments as they evolve. 

The WMGA office has been temporarily closed but our staff is working remotely.  While we forwarded our office phone lines to staff cell phones, we would prefer to receive communications via e-mail: srelyea@wmga.com.  Please be patient as we do our best to respond as timely as possible.

We will continue to monitor these circumstances and provide updates as conditions evolve.  This is an extraordinary situation, and we are acting proactively and on the side of caution.  Thank you again for your patience and understanding as we navigate this dynamic and complex situation.

Lori Ann Cerullo
President
Women’s Metropolitan Golf Association
49 Knollwood Road, Elmsford, NY 10523
president@wmga.com