Latest COVID-19 news

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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Golf Course Maintenance Rules during Covid-19 Lockdown

26 March 2020 – To Whom This May Concern In terms of the Government Notice regarding the Regulations published by Government Notice 318 of 18 March 2020 (download HERE), and the subsequent “Amendment of Regulations Issued in Terms of Section 27(2), the following applies: In accordance with 11B relating to the Restriction on the movement…
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Africa Golf Confederation events postponed

The Africa Golf Confederation (AGC) announced today that all tournaments held under the auspices of the AGC will be postponed until further notice due to the ongoing threat posed by the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and the increasing spread of the virus through Africa. This includes the 2020 All-Africa Junior Golf Teams Championship, scheduled…
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2020 SA Country Districts cancelled

Please be advised that, following the Memorandum of the 16th March from the President of the South African Golf Association and our undertaking to continually assess upcoming tournaments and Championships, the 2020 SA Country Districts Tournament scheduled for Katberg Golf Estate from the 11th – 15th May has been cancelled. In keeping with the decision…
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Golf course maintenance during Covid-19 lockdown

23 March 2020 – Dear Golf Unions, Golf Clubs and Golfers, With due consideration to the National Disaster pronounced by State President Cyril Ramaphosa on 15 March 2020, and with reference to the National Coronavirus Command Council’s decision to enforce a nationwide lockdown for 21 days with effect from midnight on Thursday 26 March, GolfRSA…
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Coronavirus / COVID 19 Update – Cancellation of National Tournaments

MEMORANDUM   Re: Coronavirus Update – Cancellation of National Tournaments To: SAGA Unions, WGSA Unions & SAGA NEC Members From: South African Golf Association President Naadir Agherdien and Womens Golf South Africa President Sally Greasley Date: 16 March 2020   To SAGA and WGSA Constituents With due consideration of the National Disaster pronounced by State President Cyril…
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GolfRSA to confirm Covid-19 action plan

In response to the Covid-19 outbreak and in line with President Ramaphosa’s address last night, GolfRSA, in conjunction with and on behalf of the SAGA and WGSA, is currently engaging with all stakeholders in order to establish an appropriate action plan for forthcoming tournaments and all amateur golf. This official plan of action will be…
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