The COVID-19 pandemic has put a halt to so much of normal life for many, but if there is a sport that has continued to churn along in much of the country, it’s golf.
Courses have been open and busy now for more than a month in Minnesota with new guidelines in place to keep players safe by limiting contact points on the course. Tournaments are taking place as scheduled this summer, and so too will the annual Resorters Golf Tournament at the Alexandria Golf Club.
Kyle Lee, the head golf pro at AGC, said that as of June 17, the tournament has registration open for the same field as last year. The 2019 tournament drew nearly 300 golfers across 10 divisions.
This year will be the 99th running of the Resorters Golf Tournament. It will take place from Aug. 2-8.
The tournament has crowned championship-division winners in men’s, men’s executive, men’s senior, men’s masters, men’s grand master, women’s regular, women’s executive, junior 13-15 and junior 10-12 divisions. The Resorters has also featured a men’s regular division in recent years.
Golf is not business as usual in the midst of the pandemic. Clubs are taking extra precautions to make sure players, workers and guests follow distancing guidelines as much as possible while on the course.
Lee said the Resorters committee at AGC will meet at the end of the month to begin working on details of how exactly the tournament will run this summer.
Other events on the AGC calendar include a Minnesota Golf Association Senior Tour stop on June 29 starting at 10 a.m. The Lakes to Links Member/Guest Tournament will run July 9-11, and the women’s member/guest is set for July 22.