Golf In A Plague Year April 3: Civil Liberties, Masks, LPGA Tournaments and US Women’s Open Rescheduled
Face to face classes have been cancelled for the remainder of the school year here in Michigan. Golf courses are closed and the Governor has instituted $1,000 fines for anyone breaking the 24/7 curfew.
While I fully recognize the importance of isolation (and am adhering quite strictly) I have serious civil liberties issues with the order. If you wanted to protest the isolation, exercising your First Amendment Right to petition the government and to assemble, you would be fined. I think you’d actually win in court, but the state is hoping the expense of the lawyer would keep you in your home.
The Federal Government apparently about to issue a recommendation that everyone wear facemasks.
High-end accessory company Seamus Golf has turned its manufacturing capacity over to making masks. You can do a good turn by ordering a pack of masks for yourself, while simultaneously donating a pack to a first responder. For $100, you will get five masks for your own use, and donate five to a first responder.
I have seen the way Seamus makes stuff. You can be assured the masks are a high quality production.
The next five events on the LPGA Tour calendar have been postponed, with four of those five tournaments rescheduled for later this year. The Pelican Women’s Championship presented by Dex Imaging in Belleair, Fla., originally scheduled for May 14-17, will now take place Nov. 12-15. The ShopRite LPGA Classic presented by Acer in Atlantic City, N.J., originally scheduled for May 29-31, will move to July 31 to Aug. 2. The Meijer LPGA Classic presented by Simply Give in Grand Rapids, Mich., originally scheduled for June 11-14, is working on a date to reschedule.
US Women’s Open Scheduled For December
The U.S. Women’s Open, previously scheduled for the week of June 1-7, has been postponed to Dec. 7-13. The championship will be played at Champions Golf Club in Houston, Texas, as originally planned but given the December timeframe and the resulting loss in daylight, both the Cypress Creek and Jackrabbit courses will be used for the championship.