(Edina, MN) — The executive director of the Minnesota Golf Association is hoping golfers in the state will be allowed to play soon. Tom Ryan says the leadership of the M-G-A has been in touch with state officials in hopes that golfing will be an activity deemed allowable during this “stay-at-home” time. Ryan says golf is an activity that can likely be done with social distancing in mind, especially if players follow a set of guidelines likely to be put in place. Ryan says in addition to giving Minnesotans a means to some physical activity, allowing them to play golf would also offer some mental release and therapy of being cooped up indoors. In addition, Ryan says golf clubs who count on banquets, weddings, and restaurant dining as a source of revenue could offset the loss of that revenue if there is a way for golfers to pay on line, come to the course and play golf while following social distancing practices. Ryan says many public courses would be ready for that type of golf in just a few days, they are just waiting on state leadership to allow it.
The executive director of the Minnesota Golf Association Tom Ryan spoke with MNN Sports Director Mike Grimm: