Midland U16 Boys and Girls Open Amateur Stroke Play Championship
It is with extreme regret that the Midland U16 Boys and Girls Open Amateur Stroke Play Championship at Hawkstone Park on 5th to 8th April 2020 is cancelled. This is as a direct result of the government advice and guidelines and in conjunction with the recommendations of our affiliated County Unions
This is in direct response to the COVID-19 virus and in an attempt to protect all players, officials and golf club staff against possible contamination or infection. The decision is not taken lightly but we must protect everyone involved in our events.
Whilst the contact out on the course is minimised to a certain extent, our concern would be gathering in the clubhouse and subsequently in the Hawkstone Park hotel or other hotels where players and family may be staying.
Cancellation of the events is in parallel with the action being taken by all of our County Unions and it is important that a united approach is being taken to hopefully reduce infection rates and ultimately avoid any unnecessary loss of life.
The Midland Golf Union are committed to providing a high quality service to our County Unions and their players and we will do what is necessary to reduce the chances of spreading the virus.
Personally, I was hoping that we would be able to press ahead and provide a high quality event, but the outside influences and impacts on the wider society are just too great to take the risk.
I will explore all avenues available to me to reschedule the event later in the year providing we have the resources and facilities to be able to run the event. .
18th March 2020