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    PGO Updates

August 7, 2020

  • The Bureau of Labor Statistics this morning released the July unemployment numbers. While the leisure and hospitality industry gained 592,000 nationwide, the sector is still down 2.6 million jobs since February, and has the highest unemployment rate (25%) of all sectors. 
  • Tomorrow, August 8, is the last day to apply for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), if you haven't already applied. 
  • Gov. Wolf announced at the end of his press conference a 'recommendation' of no interscholastic or recreational sports for pre-K through 12th grade. PRESS RELEASE
  • Tell Congress to protect PPP recipients from surprise tax liabilities.  

July 31, 2020

Patriot Golf Day


 Earlier this year the NGCOA announced their official involvement with Patriot Golf Day making this a true industry-wide collaboration and #1 fundraiser in golf.  It’s fun, it’s easy, it’s a great cause, and it’s a great way to generate business for your course as well!  Most importantly, it’s not too late to join in!

Patriot Golf Day will take Labor Day Weekend September 4-7th 2020 (yet the dates can be flexible).  The PGO supports this charity as well, and we encourage you to do what you can this year.  Check out their website to learn about this great initiative and to register your course.

July 24, 2020

The PLCB released clarifying guidance on the July 15 order.

July 23, 2020

Golf Industry Receives Over 6,000 PPP Loans

July 22, 2020

Golf Business RevCon 2020  The success of your golf business is ALL ABOUT REVENUE.

July 21, 2020

The Department of Health released FAQ's on the July 15 orders. 
July 20, 2020

What Golf Operators Said About the June ‘Surge’

July 16, 2020
Clarifications on yesterday's order.
      • No bar service whatsoever. All alcohol must be served at the attendee's seat and accompany a meal.
      • All food and beverage must be consumed at seat.
      • Dance floors are still open but no food/drink permitted on it.
    • MEAL DEFINITION has not been released.
July 15, 2020

Gov. Wolf announced new, targeted mitigation efforts on restaurants, bars, and nightclubs. These new efforts take effect at 12:01 a.m., July 16 and include the following guidelines:

    • Prohibition from conducting operations unless the facility offers sit-down, dine-in meals or is serving take-out sales of alcoholic beverages. All service must be at a table or booth; bar service is prohibited.
    • Occupancy is limited to 25 percent of stated fire-code maximum occupancy for indoor dining, and indoor events/gatherings may not exceed 25 persons. The maximum occupancy limit includes staff.
    • Alcohol only can be served for on-premises consumption when in the same transaction as a meal.
    • Take-out sales of alcohol for the purposes of off-site consumption are permitted subject to any limitations or restrictions imposed by Pennsylvania law.
    • Non-bar seating in outdoor areas (i.e. tables or counter seats that do not line up to a bar or food service area) may be used for customer seating.
    • Social distancing, masking, and other mitigation measures must be employed to protect workers and patrons.
July 6, 2020
  • The Pa. Department of Health issued updated FAQs on the expanded mask order.
  • The Paycheck Protection Program resumed accepting applications at 9 a.m. on July 6, 2020, in response to the Paycheck Protection Program Extension Act. The new deadline to apply for a Paycheck Protection Program loan is August 8, 2020.
  • The Small Business Administration today released PPP loan data
    • Data released for loans above $150,000:
      • Borrowing entity name, address
      • Number of jobs covered under the loan application
      • Voluntary demographic info (race, gender, veteran’s status) 
      • Loan amount will be disclosed with a range (not specific dollar amount)
      • NAICS code
      • No designation of whether you’re a franchise model
      • Congressional district
    • Data released for loans below $150,000:
      • More than 4 million PPP loans were below $150,000
      • No borrower names released
      • Lender names released
      • Total amount per state
July 2, 2020

Secretary of Health Signs Extended Mask-Wearing Order

July 1, 2020

How Much it Costs to Maintain a Golf Course for a Year


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