NC & SC Move to Back2Golf Phase 2 as of May 22

Carolinas PGA Professionals & Associates:

Good morning!  I hope everyone continues to be safe and well during this challenging time.  As you are hopefully aware, both SC Governor McMaster and NC Governor Cooper held press conferences yesterday to ease COVID-19 restrictions.  As such, we wanted to update our Carolinas PGA Professionals on our current Back2Golf Playbook Version 3.0 (click HERE to view) status for each state:

South Carolina:  Phase 2
Effective Date: Friday, May 22
For more information please CLICK HERE to view details of SC Governor McMaster’s May 18 press conference/update.

North Carolina:  Phase 2 – with the following exceptions to the B2G Ops Playbook:
– Outdoor gatherings of up to 25 people is approved (not 50 people as referenced in the B2G for play, practice facilities, golf events and youth activities)
– Bars and Gyms must remain closed
– Inside Dining & Pools may open at 50% capacity
Effective Date: Friday, May 22 @ 5:00 pm
For more information please CLICK HERE to view details of NC Governor Cooper’s May 18 press conference/update.

Golf Cart Guidance:  As of Friday, May 22 at 5:00 pm NC golf courses will join SC in allowing 2 passengers per cart regardless of household.  Phase 2 of the B2G Playbook Cart Operations states: “Approved pairings may ride in properly sanitized golf carts.”  “Approved Pairings” refers to the facility’s decision to responsibly approve who and how many people may ride in a cart based on the facility’s rules and any stricter city or county ordinance.”

Please note for both SC and NC any stricter local city or county mandates continue to supersede the B2G guidance and should be strictly followed. 

Please continue to safely and responsibly operate your facility using the most current state orders listed below:

South Carolina Executive Orders

North Carolina Executive Orders

The B2G guidance are to be utilized as strongly recommended guidelines that were determined by our allied golf associations and the CDC, and not as a mandate.  It is up to each individual CPGA facility to determine the best practices to ensure safety and compliance at your respective golf facility.

We will continue to update the membership with new developments as it relates to B2G phases for each state.  Please do not hesitate to contact a board member or section staff with any questions.


Bob Byrnes, PGA
Carolinas PGA, President
Hope Valley CC, Head Professional
919-943-3667 (cell)