From the Desk of the General Manager
This letter received from our UNION.
I trust all our Clubs are keeping well?
Following the address from the President of South Africa declaring the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic a national disaster, Central Gauteng Golf Union has received communication from various bodies, including GolfRSA, GSC, SASCOC, CMASA and The PGA of SA regarding the way forward. In an attempt by the Union to align itself with these bodies, we have carefully considered these documents to arrive at a decision regarding the CGGU Leagues. Below are some extracts from the attached documents which relate to our leagues:
Extract from the SAGA Memo –
Just as both SAGA and Womens Golf South Africa (WGSA) subserviently aligns itself to the prescripts of the state and our overarching governing bodies e.g. SASCOC, so do we encourage Unions and Clubs to align themselves to the prescripts of their regional sports governance bodies and confederations at local level.
This relates to the below extract from the GSC Letter –
The GSC hereby requests and urges all Federations to ensure that all meetings, conferences, tournaments, league
Based on the above information, CGGU has decided to suspend all CGGU Leagues until the 30th of April. This decision will be re-evaluated towards the middle of April and will continuously be re-evaluated as new developments emerge. A final decision regarding the leagues will be taken once the suspension has been lifted.
We urge Clubs to take all the necessary precautions and be proactive in assisting the prevention of the spread of this virus. Here is some information from a PGA of SA mail that was sent out:
Golf is played in a wide-open outdoor space and should be a welcome relief from the stress that the world is under at the moment. A visit to the golf course is unlike a visit to the gym or shopping mall and affords the golfer a good dose of sunlight that is beneficial to the immune system and time outdoors in a relaxing environment. A few guide points as follows from my reading this weekend:
For the golfer:
- Skip the locker room.
- Keep hand sanitizer or something similar in your golf bag.
- Practice social distancing.
- Wipe down golf cart and golf bag handles.
- Leave the cell phone in the golf bag and do not place within golf cart.
For the Golf Club:
- Welcome the golfer to the facility with some hand sanitizer.
- Implement increased sanitation measures across the facility.
- Ensure tables are more spread out to allow for the required space between people.
- No self-service meals.
- The biggest risk times are before and after the round of golf and therefore other methods of food and drink distribution should be considered.
Please also click on the below link sent from CMASA with some really useful information and suggestions for clubs during this period:
Please feel free to contact me should your club require any assistance or advice.