COVID-19 Resource Center


Below are a list of resources and references related to the ongoing COVID-19 situation. 

State of AZ Executive Order - Essential Services (Golf under Outdoor Recreation Activities)

Download Executive Order 2020-12

According to Executive Order: 2020-12 signed on March 23, 2020 entitled Prohibiting The Closure Of Essential Services, Governor Ducey declared under Section E. Essential Businesses and Operations, Subsection III. Outdoor recreation activities, that golf courses could remain open if restrictions on food and beverage service under Exectutive Order 2020-09 are followed.

Download Executive Order 2020-12

Cactus and Pine Statement on COVID-19


Dear Cactus & Pine Member, In light of the emergence and growing concerns both nationally and locally about the spread of COVID-19, the Cactus & Pine GCSA had made the decision to cancel the annual Water Summit on Wednesday, March 18 as well as the Stotz Equipment Clinic scheduled for April 1. We take the health and well-being of our employees, members, families and community very seriously and your Board of Directors feels that these cancellations are the best course of action, at this time. Day-to-day operations of the Cactus and Pine GCSA will continue uninterrupted at this time and the levels of service and support that you are accustomed to are still available. The Board of Directors does reserve the right to modify or suspend these operations in the best interests of the association. As the current circumstances regarding COVID-19 evolve and more information becomes available, we will keep you updated on the status of events scheduled for April. Member safety is our first concern and we will remain vigilant of the situation while maintaining flexibility in our management of the association. We appreciate your understanding during these difficult times and please take precautions to protect the health of you and those around you.

Sincerely, Cactus & Pine GCSA Board of Directors


GCSAA COVID-19 Resources


GCSAA knows your lives and businesses are being affected by the global COVID-19 Pandemic. While there is no lack of general information about the virus and its widespread impact, we wanted to provide you with resources specific to golf and business operations to assist you in this challenging time. Plus, keep up with GCSAA's latest updates concerning the pandemic. READ MORE

USGA: COVID-19 Rules and Handicapping FAQs


The guidance below supplements a memo released by the USGA as to how the Rules of Golf and Rules of Handicapping apply in response to questions received from golf course owners, administrators, tournament organizers and golfers. You can view that memo here.

As was noted in that memo, it is not the intended purpose of the below guidance to either encourage or discourage anyone from playing the game, but rather, in our governance role, to help golf course operators, committees and golfers better understand how the Rules of Golf and Rules of Handicapping apply to the various questions we have received.

The questions received fit into four main topics. In each of the four topics below, the guidance provided serves both to directly answer the questions asked as well as cover additional considerations that might also serve useful...READ MORE

SW Section PGA Resources


Southwest PGA Colleagues:

Due to the recent guidance announcement issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to avoid gatherings of 10 people of more, the Southwest Section PGA will be extending our previously posted suspension of all Section, Chapter, Junior Golf and PGA HOPE events through May 1st, 2020. As the situation continues to evolve, we will update you on additional changes and announcements...READ MORE

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