WMGA Tournament Updates and COVID-19 Information – 3-28-2020

Efforts to contain the Coronavirus, COVID-19, have accelerated, with most states mandating the closing of non-essential businesses.  In Maryland, that includes all golf courses.

Given this change in policy, and our commitment to support the efforts to ‘flatten the curve’, the WMGA has postponed the start of the Senior Team Matches, which were scheduled to begin on Saturday, April 18.  At this time we are not publishing a new start date.  We are hopeful that we can play the Senior Team Matches at some point.

At this time there are no changes to the balance of our schedule.  We will continue to assess the impact of the current crisis on our schedule.  The USGA will notify us of any changes to their schedule of qualifying.  As you are aware, local qualifying for the U. S. Open has been cancelled and all those entered will be issued full refunds.

We urge everyone to take all necessary precautions and follow the guidance of the CDC, state, and local health authorities.  If your course is closed to play, please follow the rules, so that you do not put your club in jeopardy. The health and well being of our players and the members and staff of our member clubs is paramount and that continues to guide our decisions going forward.  For detailed information and the steps you can take to battle the virus please visit the CDC website ⇒ HERE

Currently, registration for our events remains open, on-line and via mail.  You may register on-line HERE

1.  If you mail in an entry with either a check or credit card, you will be notified upon our receipt of your entry and your name will be added to the field.  We will not cash your check or debit your credit card until we know for certain that the event is going to be played.

2.  When an entry is processed on-line, the player is automatically placed in the ‘Pending’ category.  Typically we transfer players from that category into the event within a few days.  For now, all players who register on-line will remain in the ‘Pending’ category until we know the event is going to be played.  That saves your card from being debited and limits the credit card fees we incur for a sale and refund.  When you register, you will receive an e-mail which will also describe the updated process.

We will continue to keep everyone updated via our website and by e-mail.  Please do not hesitate to contact our Executive Director, Michael Cumberpatch,  with any questions or concerns – (410)991-7843 or e-mail wmgagolf@outlook.com

Thank you and stay safe –