Directive from the National Golf Course Owners Association:
"Our best opportunity to successfully negotiate the opening of golf includes all facilities respecting Premier Ford's temporary lockdown. The NGCOA does not condone any golf facility deciding to take matters into their own hands by defying the provincial order to remain closed.
In addition to any fines that are expected, the entire golf industry loses its credibility and trust with government officials with whom we are negotiating.
There are complex health, economic and political factors involved, and we need to maintain a professional and collective strategy in order to manage through these complications."
Please note the NGCOA is working very hard behind the scenes along with industry allies and they have made significant progress, however there is still further dialogue required.