FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, VANCOUVER, BC: This is a challenging time with the COVID-19 crisis, especially for those “Hometown Heroes” — the essential frontline workers working hard on all our behalf. That’s why today, Friends of Canadian Golf is inviting all golf courses in BC to join together to offer essential frontline workers free golf, while following the strict policies and protocols set by the Provincial Medical Officer.
Why? We believe that golf courses are uniquely positioned to offer a safe way to keep people healthy and active.
One such golf course already making such an offer is Pheasant Glen Golf Resort, located in Qualicum Beach, Vancouver Island. Every Sunday, in order to fully support essential workers, Pheasant Glen golf course is open to frontline essential businesses and their employees only.
“We welcome individuals on the frontlines of this global pandemic to find respite on Sunday with free golf at Pheasant Glen,” says Manager and Head Professional, Gord Melissa. “Frontline workers can come here on Sundays for much needed fresh air, time to relax and play, and to alleviate stress.”
“Judging by locals who have joined us on Sundays—this is a much needed service,” he adds.
Another golf course offering frontline workers free golf is Murdo Frazer Golf Course in North Vancouver. Here, essential workers can golf on mondays all day, with a 3-person per group maximum.
Friends of Canadian Golf encourages all golf courses across BC and beyond to open at a certain day and time for essential frontline workers to play the game free of charge, while following the strict policies and protocols set by the Provincial Medical Officer.
About Friends of Canadian Golf: Friends of Canadian Golf supports golf courses, associations and golfers across Canada, and is a hub to share concerns, and overall toot the horn about how great golf really is!