Golf is back!!
Please see the statement issued by @GolfRSA on the announcement on the return to Golf below ⬇️https://t.co/wcsQD8Fqaw@SPORTandREC_RSA @Sport24news @eNCA @SABCNews @Newzroom405 @cutmaker @Netwerk24Sport @dailymaverick @IOLsport @EWNsport
— GolfRSA (@GolfRSA) June 12, 2020
Golf industry implores government to relax lockdown rules
Last week, the golfing industry pleaded with government to relax restrictions for the sport to resume before possibly closing for good. Officials said almost 50% of golf clubs in South Africa are just weeks away from financial collapse.
The lockdown has left a massive number of casual workers in the golf industry, including clubs and greens staff, caddies and cleaners without an income.
GolfRSA has launched a COVID-19 Relief Fund in a bid to assist those affected.
The sector contributes close to R49 billion per annum to the South African economy and offers employment to approximately 60 000 people of which 85% come from the vulnerable sector.
In the video below, is a discussion about the relief efforts: