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Rockford Park District announces ‘Phase 3’ restrictions for golf courses

Staff Report ROCKFORD -  The Rockford Park District has updated restrictions for its five golf courses as the Restore Illinois coronavirus plan moves into Phase 3 Friday, May 29. The restrictions are in accordance with the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity. In Phase 3 groups of four are allowed with 10 minutes between tee times. Driving ranges, practice putting greens, and Aldeen Practice Centre will be open at 50% capacity. Golf carts are permitted. Individuals…

Rockford Park District announces golf course openings

Staff Report ROCKFORD - Local golf courses owned by the Rockford District will open for the season starting May 1. Aldeen Golf Club, Elliot Golf Course and Sinnissippi Golf Course will open May 1. Sandy Hollow will open May 6 while Ingersoll gets going May 11. Under guidelines under Gov. J.B. Pritzker's stay-at-home order extension that will be in effect through May 30, the 6-foot social distancing rule will be enforced at all courses. Players are limited to twosomes, carts allowed only…

British Open canceled, tournament will resume in 2021

Staff Report VIRGINIA WATER, Surrey, England - The 2020 Open Championship will has been canceled amid the COVID-19 outbreak. The Open was due to be played in Kent from 12-19 July but it has been necessary to cancel the Championship based on guidance from the UK government, the health authorities, public services and The R&A’s advisers. This is the first time since the Second World War that golf’s original  championship, first played in 1860, has been canceled. The 149th Open will…