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New Hampshire Open Cancelled Due to COVID-19 Pandemic

April 15th, 2020

Author: Kate Billings
Concord, NH – The New Hampshire Golf Association (NHGA) has made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 New Hampshire Open Championship presented by Cross Insurance with support from Northeast Delta Dental that was set to be held at Breakfast Hill Golf Club in June.  The decision came as a response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the need to keep the health and safety of our staff and customers as our number one priority.
 
NHGA Executive Director, Matt Schmidt, comments, “First of all, we want to thank Breakfast Hill Golf Club and our sponsors, Cross Insurance and Northeast Delta Dental for their understanding as we made this difficult decision.”
 
“The Open is an integral part of the New Hampshire golf tournament schedule and has been played every year since 1945,” continues Schmidt.  “However, due to the uncertainty surrounding the pandemic and with the large number of out of state players that participate in the Open, we felt discretion was needed and that ultimately led us to make the difficult decision to cancel the 87th edition of the New Hampshire Open.”
 
The New Hampshire Open has been one of the sought-after State Opens in the region, with professional and amateur golfers traveling from all over the country to compete.  Champions of this tournament have gone on to compete and win at the highest levels, including the PGA Tour.  Though it is cancelled for this year, the New Hampshire Open will be held at Manchester Country Club in 2021 and head back to Breakfast Hill Golf Club in 2022.
 
As of right now, this is the first tournament on the NHGA schedule that has been officially cancelled.  All NHGA events through the end of May have been postponed to a later day, with the hope of being able to play golf in June.  The New Hampshire Golf Association is taking every measure to ensure the health and safety of our golfers, volunteers and staff during this unprecedented time.