Thursday was meant to be the day area golf teams tee off and get high school athletics back for the first time in five months.
At least one golf event has been postponed however. The South Seven Conference Golf Preview at Hickory Ridge Golf Course and hosted by Carbondale Community High School was postponed yesterday. On their twitter account, the Carbondale Athletic Department explained that IHSA is still waiting on their new set of guidelines, which were sent in over two weeks ago, to be approved by IDPH. Erring on the side of caution, the South Seven Conference Golf Preview has been moved to Monday.
The South 7 Conference Preview at Hickory Ridge Golf Course has been postponed until Monday. Still waiting on IDPH approval.
— Terrier Athletics (@CCHSTerriers) August 12, 2020
Meanwhile, the Mt. Carmel Invitational, which will feature the Golden Aces, Carmi-White County, Harrisburg, and Hamilton County, is still planning to take place Thursday afternoon.
“As of right now we are still on as scheduled,” Mt. Carmel Athletic Director Kyle Buss said in an email.
The boys teams are set to tee off at 2pm, girls teams are expected to tee off at 2:30pm.
Golfers were given new IDPH guidelines earlier this week. They are now expected to wear a mask at all times, except when taking a shot and to use hand sanitizer before and after each hole and after a round.
Golf: Masks worn by athletes at all times, except when taking a shot. Use of hand sanitizer recommended before and after each hole and after a round and when going out to, and coming in from, the course. Masks must be worn on bus at all times to/from events
— Bret Beherns (@WCIA3Bret) August 12, 2020