Saturday, June 06, 2020
Legion Family Golf Tournament Cancelled
Like so many other Legion activities, this summer’s Legion Family Golf Tournament is falling victim to the COVID-19 pandemic and is being cancelled, the Department of New York announced.
Golf Chairman Auseklis Krumins had been holding off on making a decision since the tournament was scheduled for Aug. 7 at Maple Hill Golf Club in Marathon, NY.
However, he reports, “to date I have received no applications” and the owner of the golf course said “we would probably not be able to have the banquet there since there is no outside seating and the indoor space would be inadequate given the 6-foot distance requirement.”
In addition, “Most of the players are too old to walk the course, and the logistics of having one player per golf cart are not really feasible.”
The last time the tournament was “cancelled” was in 2018, when the tournament was rained out twice, on both the scheduled date and the rain date.