GolfRSA chairman Johann Rupert has commended the golf industry for the various initiatives launched during this challenging period for all South Africans.
The umbrella body for amateur golf in South Africa launched a R1-million relief initiative aimed at helping caddies and casual workers at golf facilities, who have been adversely affected by the countrywide lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic.
GolfRSA intends to reach those individuals who have not yet benefited from any financial support by introducing the GolfRSA Covid-19 Relief Fund.
‘Since the nationwide lockdown was initiated on 26 March, the golf industry has come together in remarkable ways to sustain and preserve our golf courses and ensure the welfare of the golfers and the industry employees, including club and greens staff, caddies and casual workers,’ said Rupert.
‘GolfRSA has been working with various stakeholders, including the PGA of South Africa, the Club Management Association of South Africa and the Sunshine Tour to address the many challenges that have arisen from this crisis.
‘I applaud GolfRSA on their attempt to ensure that no one falls through the cracks. The GolfRSA Covid-19 Fund will provide support for caddies and casual workers from golf facilities across South Africa and these organisations have voiced their support to this initiative.
‘I also commend the many golf facilities around the country who have established food parcel initiatives or financial support for their employees and the various golf unions who are also playing their part.’