EDCUtah Golf Day A Low-Key Success
Social distancing and other health protocols have turned public events topsy-turvy, and the 2020 EDCUtah Golf for Grants tournament was no exception.
In a normal year, 144 golfers share 72 carts in a shotgun start, have a group lunch, and engage in lots of networking on the course with various tournament sponsors. Overall the tournament has raised substantial funds for the EDCUtah Match Grant program, which helps cities and counties with professional development and special economic development projects.
This year, to be cautious, we delayed the golf day three months and drastically scaled down the event. We turned it into less of a fundraiser and more of a casual day of golf. As a thank you gesture, we invited past sponsors to send two players and we left the matter of a sponsor donation to the Match Grant program as optional. Some 70 participants (in about 70 carts) tee’d off at scheduled times, wore masks in the clubhouse/check-in area, grabbed a lunch to go, and had a low-key day with friends and co-workers.
While we missed seeing all our friends all at once, it was great to see individuals throughout the day in “3D.” Our gracious hosts at the Eaglewood Golf Course have pencilled us in for June 9, 2021. Let's hope the Golf for Grants Tournament returns then in all its glory!