Open Amateurs

GolfRSA’s Higgo claims maiden European Tour title in Portugal

20 September 2020 – Garrick Higgo became the first GolfRSA National Squad member to break through on the European Tour with a life-changing triumph at the Open de Portugal at Royal Óbidos, thanks to a stunning bogey-free seven under par final round of 65. The left-handed South African, whose final bogey of the week occurred…
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Saaiman appointed acting President at SAGA

CAPE TOWN, 8 September 2020 – Vice-President Martin Saaiman has been appointed acting President of the South African Golf Association (SAGA), while reigning President Naadir Agherdien takes a leave of absence due to medical reasons. Agherdien was elected President at the SAGA Annual General Meeting in February 2019 and he was due to hold office…
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GolfRSA announces huge auction drive to boost GolfRSA Help Fund

4 September 2020 – Celebrated sport celebrities, eminent artists and generous benefactors have once again opened their hearts to help GolfRSA continue to provide relief for the South African golf industry’s caddies and casual workers most severely impacted by the ongoing Covid-19 lockdown. “Our first auction was hugely successful, so we have partnered once again…
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Graduating, with honours

31 August 2020 – When Luca Filippi launched his pro career in the recent Betway Championship, the Western Province golfer became the 23rd Sunshine Tour professional to graduate via GolfRSA’s National Squad system. A tie for 39th hardly set the golfing world alight, but it is a first step towards Filippi’s goal of emulating fellow…
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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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