Due to the difficult circumstances facing the South African golf industry during the current Covid-19 crisis and country-wide lockdown, the Boland Golf Union (BGU) has taken measures to assist affiliated clubs with financial grants.
President of the BGU, George Bezuidenhout, said the Executive Committee of BGU has resolved to assist BGU affiliated clubs as much as is feasible. To this end the Union has created the Relief Fund.
The total relief fund of R500 000 is a combination of a portion of the surplus from the 2019 financial year and savings from the now cancelled Senior, Super Senior & Country Districts IPT’s.
Funds will be allocated to clubs on the following basis:
• Only clubs whose 2020 affiliation fees are paid in full are eligible for funding;
• 50% of the Fund (R250k) will be distributed based on whether the club has a 9-or 18-hole course;
• The remaining 50% of the Fund (R250K) will be distributed based on the size of membership.
“The total amount allocated to your club is a special grant and should be used to maintain course and club facilities.”
“The administrator of the BGU, Elaine Thompson, will be sending an email to every club indicating the amount of the grant and requesting an invoice and bank details. The sooner individual clubs respond the sooner payment will be made.”
“Although the amount involved is not huge, we hope that it does make a difference to your club! I reiterate that clubs will only be paid this grant when their 2020 affiliation fees are fully paid,” says Bezuidenhout.
If you have any comments or questions; please do not hesitate to contact BGU management or any of the BGU Executives.
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