Statement from GolfRSA: Adjusted Alert Level 4 status update

28 June 2021 – Further to the Regulations of the Disaster Management Act in respect of the Adjusted Alert Level 4, as gazetted on Sunday, 27 June 2021, we would like to address the contents thereof as it pertains to golf and to reiterate our confidence in the GolfRSA Risk Mitigation Guidelines in place for…

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GolfRSA Statement – 29 December 2020

GolfRSA Statement – 29 December 2020 Dear Unions, Clubs and Golfers, In accordance with the SA Government Regulations for “Adjusted Alert Level 3” issued in terms of section 27(2) and published in the Government Gazette No 44044 on 29 December 2020, GolfRSA confirms that golf may continue to be played. Golfers and Clubs must strictly…

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Festive Season message from GolfRSA CEO Grant Hepburn

As the end of one of the most challenging years in recent history approaches, I’d like to take this opportunity to wish all golfers a safe and restful Festive Season. When we look back on 2020, few people will have fond memories of a tumultuous year where the Covid-19 pandemic threw the world as we…

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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 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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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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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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