Isle of Man Golf has confirmed that this year’s 72-hole Strokeplay Championship and the women’s Spring Meeting have both been cancelled.
The ongoing coronavirus pandemic has shut competitions down around the world, with sporting bodies working to reschedule its fixture lists for the coming months.
Manx golf is no different and IoMG has been forced to cancel two of its popular annual events. The 72-hole championships were originally due to get underway this Sunday at King Edward Bay Golf Club before the remaining three rounds at Rowany, Mount Murray and Peel respectively, but these have unfortunately been called off by Isle of Man Golf.
As has the Spring Meeting, which is one of the highlights of the women’s golfing calendar, that had been scheduled to take place at Ramsey GC on June 19.
In a statement released on Wednesday, Isle of Man Golf commented: ’We regret to have to inform you that due to the current Covid-19 situation we are going to be unable to play the first and second rounds of the 72-hole competition along with the Ladies Spring meeting.
’As such, the entire 72-hole competition and the Ladies Spring meeting have been cancelled for 2020.
’We have also decided to postpone both the ever-popular WA Kirkpatrick Trophy, which was due to be staged at Castletown Golf Links on Sunday, June 14, and the Ladies’ Kay Fox Trophy which was due to be held at Ramsey Golf Club on Friday, June 19, until the end of August/beginning of September.
’This should mean that Isle of Man Golf competitions do not clash with any golf weeks that clubs are hopefully able to organise/play.
’Once we can decide upon dates for both of these events, we will advise all island golfers via social media, the www.isleofmangolf.im website and the local press.
’No decision has yet been made concerning the Grant Thornton Isle of Man Championships which are scheduled to be held later in the year at this stage, but we will provide a further update on this and other fixtures on or shortly after June 7.’