GolfRSA Help Fund Update

October 2020 – GolfRSA support to thousands of caddies and golf club casual workers affected by the Covid-19 pandemic, has come to an end. Over the course of five months, during which time many caddies and casual employees have been unable to work, the organisation distributed 17 630 food vouchers, supporting more than 4 000 individuals from…

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GolfRSA HELP FUND Raffle

We are offering two categories on our Raffles platform to boost the #GolfRSAHelpFund, aimed at supporting the caddies and casual workers hardest hit by the ongoing Covid-19 lockdown. Our raffles are proudly hosted by  iTickets South Africa – the leader in online ticket sales in South Africa since 2007 Our 1st PREMIUM RAFFLE features a round of golf…

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The GolfRSA Help Fund Goes Live!

The GolfRSA Help Fund is in full swing and we are moving our auction initiatives into high gear with our first Live Auction! The latest opportunity to help support caddies and casual workers who continue to be affected by the Covid-19 SA Lockdown comes to you thanks to onlineauctions.africa. GolfRSA has once again secured some sensational experiences…

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Good news day for GolfRSA Help Fund and new National Squad caps

CAPE TOWN, 17 June 2020 – Operational savings from its 2020 National Squad budget have paved the way for GolfRSA to add a further R500 000 to its ambitious #GolfRSAHelpFund, which provides assistance to caddies and casual workers that have been severely affected by the Covid-19 crisis. In April, the organisation set aside R1 million…

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GolfRSA Statement – Announcement on the return to Golf

GOLFRSA STATEMENT Announcement on the return to Golf 12 June 2020 GolfRSA and the Golf bodies welcome the efforts of the Department of Sports, Arts and Culture that have allowed for the safe return of Golf. The Golf bodies wish to thank the Minister, Director General and their team of staff for their commitment to…

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GolfRSA STATEMENT – 8 June 2020

GolfRSA STATEMENT 8 June 2020 GolfRSA has today received an official reprimand from the Ministry of Sports, Arts and Culture following certain golf estates and facilities opening up for golf last week and this past weekend. According to the official letter from the Department of Sports, Arts and Culture, “the opening of these facilities is…

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GOLFRSA STATEMENT – RETURN TO GOLF

GOLFRSA STATEMENT – RETURN TO GOLF 5 June 2020 A decision by government on Golf’s return and the timing of this return was made early in the week. GolfRSA’s delegation that presented the initial proposal on 30th April for the return of golf was commended by the Minister of Sports, Arts and Culture for the…

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GolfRSA STATEMENT – GolfRSA reaction to High Court Ruling

GOLFRSA STATEMENT GolfRSA reaction to High Court Ruling 4 June 2020 – In light of the Gauteng High Court Ruling that declared the country’s Alert Levels 3 and 4 lockdown regulations unconstitutional and invalid, GolfRSA in conjunction with all the golf bodies, is taking action and legal advice to ascertain the repercussions the ruling holds in terms…

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GolfRSA STATEMENT – 31 May 2020

31 MAY 2020 GolfRSA continued discussions today at the highest level of government regarding the re-opening of golf at Alert Level 3. “We had a very positive meeting this morning with a key representative of the Department of Sports, Arts and Culture,” said GolfRSA CEO Grant Hepburn. “Please rest assured that the overriding priority of…

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GOLFRSA STATEMENT 30 MAY 2020

30 MAY 2020 Following the Minister of Sports, Arts and Culture’s briefing this morning, GolfRSA on behalf of all South African golf bodies, would like to go on record in expressing our disappointment around the continued uncertainty in terms of where the return of golf stands at Alert Level 3. There are sufficient examples globally…

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GolfRSA to equip golf industry with HealthDocs

CAPE TOWN, 30 May 2020 – GolfRSA is once again stepping in to assist the struggling golf industry with the announcement that it will cover the annual subscription costs of the HealthDocs App for all golf clubs throughout the country. The App, an easy-to-use employee and customer monitoring solution, is aimed at helping organisations such…

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Statement from GolfRSA – 29 May 2020

29 May 2020 Further to the regulations in respect of Alert Level 3 announced on Thursday, 28 May 2020, we would like to address the concerns of the entire golf industry. The vague nature of the regulations has led to different interpretations and was fuelled by misleading information in the media. In a video conference…

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SA Sports Federations highlight the importance of the safe return of sports

29 May 2020  South African sports federations highlight the importance of the safe return of sports Financial survival of various sports federations remains uncertain Following the recent announcement regarding the regulations governing Alert level 3, the financial survival of many sports in South Africa remain uncertain. According to the latest guidelines released by government, professional…

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Covid-19 SA Lockdown Update – 12 May 2020

12 May 2020 Dear Golfers, On behalf of the golf industry delegation engaging with government, which comprises GolfRSA, the PGA of SA and the Club Management Association of South Africa, we wanted to provide an update since the last communication of a week ago. Today we received a formal response from Minister of Sports, Arts…

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GolfRSA CEO Grant Hepburn talks golf & Covid-19 Relief Fund

1 May 2020 – GolfRSA CEO Grant Hepburn talks us through the recommendations from Minister of Sports, Arts & Culture Minister Nathi Mthethwa on the way forward for the golf industry after a video conference with the umbrella body, the PGA of Southern Africa and the Club Managers Association of Southern Africa on Thursday, 30…

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Feedback from the Ministerial Meeting

Dear fellow golfer, This afternoon, Thursday 30 April 2020, a delegation representing South African golf met with the Minister of Sports, Arts and Culture, Mr Nathi Mthethwa, via video conference call in order to present a proposal from the South African golf industry, and to seek guidance and advice from the Minister and his team…

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GolfRSA launches Covid-19 Relief Fund

CAPE TOWN, 28 April 2020 – GolfRSA launched a R1-million relief initiative on Monday, aimed at helping caddies and casual workers at golf facilities who have been adversely affected by the countrywide lockdown due to the Corona Virus pandemic. GolfRSA – the umbrella body for amateur golf in South Africa – intends to reach those…

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GolfRSA CEO Grant Hepburn’s interview on RSG

The South African golf industry, like so many others, has been hard hit by the Covid-19 Corona Virus pandemic that has resulted in a government-mandated country-wide lockdown. In this interview that was broadcast recently on RSG, GolfRSA CEO Grant Hepburn discusses some of the challenges faced by the golf industry in South Africa and the…

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GolfRSA announces measures in the face of the Covid-19 crisis

CAPE TOWN, 13 April 2020 – In recognition of the extremely difficult circumstances facing the South African golf industry during the current Covid-19 crisis and country-wide lockdown, GolfRSA has taken measures to reduce costs. GolfRSA has cancelled a number of national events due to the ongoing Corona Virus crisis. Following internal discussions, the staff and…

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Update on cancellation status of National Tournaments

Further to the Memorandum issued by the South African Golf Association (SAGA) and Womens Golf South Africa (WGSA) on 16 March 2020 regarding the cancellation of tournaments, we are implementing the following amendments and additions to that advisory: 1. All tournaments under management authority of SAGA and WGSA scheduled to be held up to 30…

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