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UPDATED: GAP statement on COVID-19, Coronavirus; all events through May 15 canceled, including BMW GAP Team Matches; tournament registration delayed until April 21

GAP is committed to the health and well-being of its members and Member Clubs throughout the region. To reduce the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak conditions on its golfers, employees, volunteers and member club personnel, GAP has suspended all its events through May 15. The Association does not make this decision lightly, but on the recommendation of government health officials and other leaders, GAP believes this is the prudent move.

Updated 4/1/2020

Tournament registration delayed

Registrations for tournaments and Member Play Days set to open in early April have been pushed back to April 21.

Which events are impacted?

The entire BMW GAP Team Matches schedule and the Playoff have been canceled. The Pro.-President, Golf & Green event has been canceled.

All other events scheduled to take place between now and May 15 have been postponed. This includes GAP championships and qualifying, U.S. Open Qualifying and Member Play Days. This postponement includes competitions/championships in the AGA/GAP region.

Will my event be rescheduled?

Postponed events may be rescheduled on a case-by-case basis. The Association is actively working with all its host clubs in the hope that the majority of suspended events are able to be rescheduled.

Will I receive a refund?

All players who are currently in fields for events with start dates from today through May 15 will be contacted directly by the GAP about refunds and any other available options.

What about events that occur after May 15?

GAP wants all our golfers to feel safe before returning to its events. The Association loves conducting golf tournaments and will play as soon as possible – as long as it is considered safe for everyone, including the people you go home to after the round. GAP is temporarily adjusting its withdrawal policy for the players who have already registered and paid for a tournament that occurs after May 15. Those players can withdraw at any time prior to the event and will receive a full refund with no admin fees by contacting the GAP Office at 610-687-2340, ext. 24 or email at

What events are open for registration?

Registration will open for events that take place on or after May 15 as scheduled. GAP will place all tournament entries on a “Pending List” in the order they are received. This means you can hold a spot in the tournament without paying an entry fee until the tournament is confirmed to be conducted.

How can you stay up-to-date with the latest news?

GAP will continue to provide updates as this situation progresses. Visit our website and follow our social media feeds for updates regarding future announcements.

Thank you for your patience and support during this time.

Celebrating Amateur Golf since 1897, GAP, also known as the Golf Association of Philadelphia, is the oldest regional or state golf association in the United States. It serves as the principal ruling body of amateur golf in its region. The Association’s 288 Member Clubs and 75,000 individual members are spread across the Eastern half of Pennsylvania and parts of New Jersey and Delaware. The GAP’s mission is to promote, preserve and protect the game of golf.