Open Amateurs

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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WGSA welcomes new caps to National Squads

CAPE TOWN, 19 May 2020 – Womens Golf South Africa welcomed a number of new caps from the country’s promising amateur pool into their three-tiered GolfRSA National Squad structure for the 2020 season. “We are delighted to welcome Chloe Malgas-Kelpin, Ellandri van Heerden, Kaylan Boshof, Kesha Louw and Lucia Mhlabane, who will join Anika Smit…
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WGSA celebrates 2019 Award winners

CAPE TOWN, 18 May 2020 – Womens Golf South Africa recently celebrated the achievements of four top rising talents as the recipients of the annual WGSA Player Awards. “It gives us great pleasure to congratulate our 2019 winners Kaylah Williams, Caitlyn Macnab, Kera Healey and Marine Legentil,” said newly-elected WGSA President Sarah Braude. Serengeti’s Macnab…
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Braude and Andrew to guide WGSA

14 May 2020 – Womens Golf South Africa will be guided by more than 20 years of experience in golf administration by newly-elected President Sarah Braude and Vice-President Susan Andrews. Braude and Andrew were unanimously elected during the Womens Golf South Africa (WGSA) Annual General Meeting, held via video conference at the end of April…
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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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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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