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 all South African golf bodies right now is to guarantee the survival of golf clubs and facilities and to save jobs. We are firm in our belief that we are taking the most appropriate approach to ensure that golf can make its safe return in due course.

“We will continue to pursue this avenue of dialogue and we are at a sensitive stage in these discussions. Therefore we urge all parties to remain patient at this juncture.

“GolfRSA and South African golf bodies thus distance themselves from individuals or clubs, or petitions, who regard the legal route as an option at this point in time and we strongly encourage any golf club or golfing facility entertaining thoughts about re-opening on 1 June to seek legal advice relating to the Alert Level 3 regulations.”

“We ask that you trust us and that collectively, we remain calm and level-headed to see this process through to its conclusion.”


Grant Hepburn