April 15 – NSGA Member Update

April 15, 2020

To All NSGA Members:

The NSGA continues to support the public safety guidelines and recommendations of the provincial Government, the Provincial Health Authority, Health Canada, and the World Health Organization. We would like to thank all the front line workers who continue to battle against this deadly pandemic.

Over the past month the NSGA has been working closely with our member clubs and Allied Golf Associations, including the PGA Atlantic, Atlantic Superintendents, NGCOA, Golf Canada and the Provincial Golf Associations. We are collaborating to develop best practices to ensure that golf will be prepared when the time is right. It is important for golfers to remain patient and respect the recommendations from the Nova Scotia Department of Health.

Golf Canada’s COVID-19 Resource Page

Golf Canada is committed to fostering a safe sport environment. Through this difficult and unprecedented crisis, that commitment includes the health and well-being of golfers as well as every Canadian in the communities where we live and play. Our thoughts are with those personally affected by the virus including their families, our most vulnerable citizens and the incredible health care workers who are facing the pandemic on the front lines.

Our industry is fortunate to have a wide-ranging support network of provincial, national and international partners bringing together their expertise to help Canadian golf navigate through the uncertainty of COVID-19.

Collaboration and information sharing are critical during this challenging time and Golf Canada has created the resource page below with helpful links to support our member clubs, golfers and our many industry partners coming together during this crisis. The resource page will be updated regularly as information and updates become available.

Please visit https://golfcanada.ca/covid-19 for more information.

NSGA Men’s 4-Ball Registration Opens

Registration for the NSGA Men’s Four-ball, hosted by Hartlen Point Forces Golf Club, is now open. This season, all competitors will receive a welcome gift from Taylormade upon checking in before your first round at the registration desk.

New this year for all amateur events, competitors will have a chance to win a new car from our Hole in one sponsor Halifax Jaguar Land Rover.

Click here to register. If you have any questions please contact Bryce at bryce@nsga.ns.ca.

For all other provincial championships registration will now open on May 1. 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.

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

BC Golf Junior Education Webinar Series

Join BC Golf for this April and May, as Golf, Fitness, Nutrition and Mental Performance professionals share their expertise with all BC Junior Golfers for the first BC Junior Golf Education Summit via online webinars.

The 2020 Summit will bring together leaders in junior golf development to discuss the pillars of performance along the competitive pathway, centered around this year’s theme of “Resilience and Adaptability.”

The 2020 BC Junior Golf Education Summit is an amazing opportunity for competitive juniors of all ages and ability to come together to learn from some of the best coaches in Canada on how to succeed along the path to becoming the best possible golfer you can be. There has never been an online event that has brought together such a qualified group of presenters who are truly passionate about golf.

Click here to Register  All webinars are FREE of charge!


All webinars will be approximately 45 to 60 min and start at 4:00 p.m. PST (8:00 pm AST)

NSGA Player Handicap Webinars

Beginning in May, the NSGA will be hosting player focused World Handicap System Webinars. If you are interested in attending one of these webinar, please contact Anne (anne@nsga.ns.ca).

NSGA Virtual Coffee House

Every Wednesday from 11am-12pm the NSGA will be hosting a Virtual Coffee House. 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.