Nova Scotia Golf Association - Member Update

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Last updated May 19, 2020  

May 15, 2020

NSGA Membership Update

NS Government announces, golf clubs in Nova Scotia permitted to open with restrictions

The NSGA, our member clubs and our Allied Golf Associations worked very hard to create a plan that has been implemented so that golf courses can re-open here in Nova Scotia.We are very pleased with the outcome of this process, and we thank each of you for your patience during this difficult time.

As expected, this update comes with a few restrictions. Along with the opening of courses, Dr. Strang also announced the guidelines that golf clubs and golfers alike will have to be followed when teeing it up.

As of 3 pm today, golf courses around the province will be allowed to open effective immediately. The announcement was made during Friday, May 15, 2020 press conference with Premier Stephen MacNeil, and Chief Medical Officer Dr. Strang.

Our golfers need to be prepared of the many protocols in place to ensure the health and safety of our golfers, our golf course staff and our communities. As a golfer it is your responsibility to know and understand these rules. For a complete list of protocols please visit https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus/outdoor-activities/#golf

If you have questions about golfing under these new Covid-19 safety protocols please contact your home club or the course where you are planning to play. It is important we all do our part to ensure that physical distancing is maintained, and we all adhere to the golf specific public health guidelines. 


2020 NSGA Men’s Fourball Championship – Cancelled

As a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Nova Scotia Golf Association regrets to announce the cancellation of the Men’s Fourball Championship, scheduled to take place on June 13-14 at Hartlen Point Forces Golf Club.

This decision was made to ensure the safety of our competitors, staff and volunteers overseeing the event. It is also compounded by, at the time of the decision (4-week prior), the uncertainty of the opening date for courses in Nova Scotia. We would like to thank all of the competitors that have pre-registered in support of the event. 

Hartlen Point Forces Golf Club is pleased to be the host for next year’s Men’s Fourball Championship, taking place on June 12-13, 2021. 

NSGA Championship Schedule

As of today, Friday, May 5th, we are still accepting registrations or all remaining NSGA Championships.

We would like to thank TaylorMade for their continued support for the 2020 Championship Season. This year all competitors will receive a welcome gift from Taylormade upon checking in before your first round at the registration desk.

We would also like to thank Halifax Jaguar Land Rover for sponsoring a hole-in-one prize at each of our 2020 competitions. During Amateur events, participants will have a chance to win a new car, and during the Junior Championship, participants will have the chance to win a $50,000 education fund.

To register, please visit: http://nsga.ns.ca/competitions/

If you have any questions please contact Bryce at bryce@nsga.ns.ca.

Please note: We will be collecting competitors payment information at the time of registration, as per usual. All competitors will then be put into “eligibility pending,” until we are certain the championship is happening (4 weeks prior to event).

A notice to competitors will be circulated a minimum of 21-days prior to the event, on the status of the championship. Credit card payments will not be processed until the event is confirmed, and not until the 21-days prior.

NSGA Player Handicap Webinars

Each Tuesday evening for the month of May the NSGA will be hosting Player focused World Handicap System Webinars. If you are interested in attending one of these webinars, please contact Anne (anne@nsga.ns.ca), so we can forward you the link. A copy of the Rules of Handicapping can be found online here, or you may purchase a copy of the book through Golf Canada’s online store.

These webinars are open to anyone wishing to gain a better understanding the new World Handicap System. Please see the full webinar schedule below:

        • Tuesday, May 19 – 7pm-8pm
        • Tuesday, May 26 – 7pm-8pm

NSGA Virtual Coffee House

Continuing through May, the NSGA will be hosting a Virtual Coffee House on Wednesdays from 11am-12pm. It will be an open forum for members to ask questions on championships, handicapping, rules, or to just chat about golf with people who love the game. To join us in the Virtual Coffee Room, please click here on Wednesday’s at 11am. All are welcome.

Please note: this page will be updated the 1st and 15th of each month. Older updates will be linked below.


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Canada Golf Media & Other News


The impact of COVID-19 continues to be the defining narrative in Canadian golf media. Below is a collection of relevant articles about the ongoing impact of the virus on Canadian golf.