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COVID-19: Towns Golf Classic, Wall of Fame induction cancelled due to pandemic

NOTL Golf Club allows leagues and public to resume play

The Town of Niagara-on-Lake has cancelled its 2020 Golf Classic Tournament and the annual Sports Wall of Fame Induction Ceremony due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The decision followed careful deliberation among committee members, who cited concerns participants’ health and safety, the town said in announcing the cancellations.

“The decision to cancel these events was not taken lightly, but given these unprecedented times, we believe it is the best course of action,” said Kevin Turcotte, the town’s acting director of operations.

“Thank you to all of our sponsors and participants for their ongoing support and involvement over the years. We look forward to working with you again in 2021.”

The annual Golf Classic has raised thousands of dollars for various community projects over the years.

The Niagara-on-the-Lake Sports Wall of Fame was established in 2003 to honour and recognize men and women who have made a significant contribution to sports in the community. Each year two names are added to the Wall of Fame.

The nomination period for Wall of Fame 2020 nominees has been extended indefinitely and a new deadline will be announced in the future.

Meanwhile, golf is now in full swing at the Niagara-on-the-Lake Golf Club, but with strict physical distancing and other restrictions in place.

The popular women’s and men’s leagues have started play for the season and the club is now permitting the public to play the course.

Last week in men’s league action, winners were: Tom Wiley (25 points), Noel Morris, Arthur Wosinski, Glenn Young (20), John Sobil (19). Michel Trudeau had the low gross score (38). Net skins ($53): Tom Wiley, Sean Simpson, Paul Dickson. Gross skins ($23): Larry Mantle, John Reynolds, Sean Simpson.

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