Golf Saskatchewan says it will host eight individual championship events this season.

Golf Sask. says the competitions taking place are tee time formats and can safely follow COVID-19 guidelines laid out by the Saskatchewan Health Authority.

“This is an exciting day for competitive amateur golfers from across the province. The decision to go ahead with provincial championships was done in consultation with the Government of Saskatchewan and it will be following the Re-Open Saskatchewan guidelines,” said Golf Saskatchewan Executive Director Brian Lee.

“The events may have a different feel from previous championships, however it will still be a chance to get out and compete against other golfers in a competitive and safe format.”

The Women’s Rosebowl and Mixed Championship will not be going ahead though, as those events are shotgun start formats and feature banquets for competitors.

“I am very excited on the announcement of tournaments to be allowed under the COVID-19 guidelines,” said Steve Ryde, who is the manager of tournaments for Golf Saskatchewan. “As golfers, we all enjoy playing the game, but with the added competition it makes for a truly amazing experience on and off the golf course. I look forward to seeing everyone very soon.”

The first event is the Women’s Amateur Championship at the Willows Golf and Country Club in Saskatoon July 9-11.

(PHOTO: Dade Bernatchez (left) golfing in 2019. Photo courtesy of Devin Bernatchez, Facebook.)