Mon, 06 Jul 2020

GolfRSA will seek legal advice after the country's Alert Levels 3 and 4 lockdown regulations were deemed unconstitutional and invalid.Amateur golf is the lifeblood of the sport in the country and there are fears clubs would go under if the sport isn't permitted soon.Golf is a R48 billion per annum industry.

GolfRSA has responded to the recent Gauteng High Court ruling which declared the country's Alert Levels 3 and 4 lockdown regulations unconstitutional and invalid.

GolfRSA, the unified body of the South African Golf Association (SAGA) and Women's Golf South Africa (WGSA), released a statement on Thursday saying it was exploring all legal routes in light of the court ruling.

the statement read.

Sports minister Nathi Mthethwa said over the weekend that professional golf could resume under Alert Level 3, but no amateur golf was allowed.

Amateur golf is the lifeblood of the sport in the country and there are fears clubs would go under if the sport isn't permitted soon.

The Gauteng High Court suspended the declaration of invalidity of the regulations for 14 business days, meaning that the current Alert Level 3 regulations remain in effect until 24 June 2020, unless Mthethwa amends the regulations.

The GolfRSA statement continued:

GolfRSA, however, reiterated that its golf facilities were ready to comence.

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