Coronavirus LATEST Update: APRIL 2nd

Coronavirus LATEST Update: APRIL 2nd

UPDATE APRIL 2nd

HOWARD CLARK MEMORIAL

Due to the new guidance issued by the CDC through the end of April the 2020 HOWARD CLARK MEMORIAL has been postponed, with a hope of rescheduling for later in the year.  All registered players will be refunded on April 2nd and can expect to see the funds back to their original purchase source within three business days.

2020 BIGGS CLASSIC

Due to the fact that the BIGGS CLASSIC is hosted within a 55+ community and COVID-19 hitting that segment of the population especially hard, tournament coordinators decided on April 2nd to cancel the 2020 iteration of the event.

 

At this time the next scheduled event, the 2020 THOMASVILLE OPEN will remain on the schedule. Tour staff will continue to monitor the situation and only host events when it becomes safe for both our players, staff and the communities. Please keep checking back for updates.

UPDATE MARCH 25th 

No additional information at this time.

UPDATE MARCH 18th 3:00pm

2020 GASTON CLASSIC – POSTPONED

We regret to inform our players that the 2020 GASTON CLASSIC scheduled for April 14-16 has been POSTPONED.

With the CDC creating new guidelines on gatherings larger that 50, along with new mandates in the State of North Carolina. From both a health and social standpoint hosting an event at this time would untenable.

All players will be fully refunded Monday morning and can expect funds to hit the original purchase source within 48 hours.

 

APRIL EVENTS

With the new CDC guideline in place though the second week of May we are currently evaluating the viability of scheduled events through that time. Players will be notified as soon as a decision has been made.

 

WHAT YOU CAN DO TO HELP

As the world faces an unpresented social and economic crisis, we can all do our part to help our communities. Small business that rely on constant traffic will be going through additional hardship, whether it’s your favorite coffee shop, bakery, ice cream parlor or restaurant – tip a bit more. Each additional dollar you can contribute will only help keep your favorite local business ticking.

 

CHARITABLE CAUSES

With thousands of school closures, millions of children will be out of school, a large number of these kids rely on their school and community for food each day. There will be a number of programs, some within your community looking for assistance, please if you have the time, look into how you can help.

 

CONTINUE GOOD HEALTH PRACTICES

  • Wash your hands. If you can’t wash them on the course, please use hand sanitizer.
  • Don’t touch your face
  • Sanitize objects
  • Practice social distancing. Stay 6 feet apart.
  • No handshakes & hugs

 

Should the tour receive additional information or guidance, players will be notified promptly. Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at info@thegprotour.com.

UPDATE MARCH 18th 3:00pm

2020 GASTON CLASSIC – POSTPONED

We regret to inform our players that the 2020 GASTON CLASSIC scheduled for April 14-16 has been POSTPONED.

With the CDC creating new guidelines on gatherings larger that 50, along with new mandates in the State of North Carolina. From both a health and social standpoint hosting an event at this time would untenable.

All players will be fully refunded Monday morning and can expect funds to hit the original purchase source within 48 hours.

 

APRIL EVENTS

With the new CDC guideline in place though the second week of May we are currently evaluating the viability of scheduled events through that time. Players will be notified as soon as a decision has been made.

 

WHAT YOU CAN DO TO HELP

As the world faces an unpresented social and economic crisis, we can all do our part to help our communities. Small business that rely on constant traffic will be going through additional hardship, whether it’s your favorite coffee shop, bakery, ice cream parlor or restaurant – tip a bit more. Each additional dollar you can contribute will only help keep your favorite local business ticking.

 

CHARITABLE CAUSES

With thousands of school closures, millions of children will be out of school, a large number of these kids rely on their school and community for food each day. There will be a number of programs, some within your community looking for assistance, please if you have the time, look into how you can help.

 

CONTINUE GOOD HEALTH PRACTICES

  • Wash your hands. If you can’t wash them on the course, please use hand sanitizer.
  • Don’t touch your face
  • Sanitize objects
  • Practice social distancing. Stay 6 feet apart.
  • No handshakes & hugs

 

Should the tour receive additional information or guidance, players will be notified promptly. Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at info@thegprotour.com.

UPDATE MARCH 17th   2:00pm

No New Updates

UPDATE MARCH 15th  11:00pm

2020 SAVANNAH OPEN – POSTPONED

We regret to inform our players that the 2020 SAVANNAH OPEN scheduled for March 25-27 has been POSTPONED.

Late Sunday evening management at Savannah Quarters notified tour staff that the club will no longer be able to host outside events due to CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) concerns.

The club will be going through a systematic shutdown with only essential staff working. Director of Golf Jonathan Mattox was sorely disappointed they could not showcase their course and host in 10 days’ time and noted that a reschedule for the fall would be a priority.

All players will be fully refunded Monday morning and can expect funds to hit the original purchase source within 48 hours.

 

APRIL EVENTS

With the CDC setting new guidance each day, tour staff will be maintaining constant contact with each facilities management. As soon as we hear any updates that would affect events, players will be notified instantly.

At this time April events are scheduled to be completed.

 

WHAT YOU CAN DO TO HELP

As the world faces an unpresented social and economic crisis, we can all do our part to help our communities. Small business that rely on constant traffic will be going through additional hardship, whether it’s your favorite coffee shop, bakery, ice cream parlor or restaurant – tip a bit more. Each additional dollar you can contribute will only help keep your favorite local business ticking.

 

CHARITABLE CAUSES

With thousands of school closures, millions of children will be out of school, a large number of these kids rely on their school and community for food each day. There will be a number of programs, some within your community looking for assistance, please if you have the time, look into how you can help.

 

CONTINUE GOOD HEALTH PRACTICES

  • Wash your hands. If you can’t wash them on the course, please use hand sanitizer.
  • Don’t touch your face
  • Sanitize objects
  • Practice social distancing. Stay 6 feet apart.
  • No handshakes & hugs

 

Should the tour receive additional information or guidance, players will be notified promptly. Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at info@thegprotour.com.

Coronavirus Update: March 13th 2020

2020 SAVANNAH OPEN

At this time the Savannah Open March 25th – 27th will proceed as scheduled. The tour will NOT be providing water, snacks or fruit to cut down on areas of potential transmission. Players must adhere to good health practices and will be asked to sign a waiver stating they they understand the risks associated with large gatherings.

2020 GASTSON CLASSIC and 2020 HOWARD CLARK MEMORIAL

These events are currently scheduled with 84 player limited fields in accordances with the State of North Carolina’s ban on gatherings over 100 people.

IN GENERAL

As in our March 12th statement at this time the tour will continue to offer professional golf events providing that the risk is low to our staff, competitors and the golf community. The situation is fluid and as we host at various venues we will be at the mercy of these venues remaining open.

The tour will continue to update players, if and when new information is released by local, state and federal agencies.

Coronavirus Update: March 12th 2020

GProTour is closely monitoring all available information regarding the Coronavirus. The health and safety of our players, staff and golf community as a whole will be our top priority.

The situation is fluid; GProTour will continue to follow guidance from local, state and federal government.

At this time, the tour will move forward with scheduled events as planned.

We ask that all individuals follow local and regional advice when it comes to the virus and health practices;

• If you are sick or at risk, please stay home.
• Wash your hands. If you can’t wash them on the course, please use hand sanitizer.
• Don’t touch your face
• Sanitize objects
• Practice social distancing. Stay 6 feet apart.
• No handshakes & hugs
• We also ask that individuals that are classed as “high risk” to stay home.

At this time all withdrawal policies are still in effect and players will need to adhere to them. Players also need to be aware that competing will be at their own risk.

Should the tour receive additional information or guidance, players will be notified promptly. Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at info@thegprotour.com.

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