Posted on May 20, 2020

The British Golf Industry Association has welcomed the news that The R&A have created a funding package to support the golf industry in dealing with the impact of COVID-19.

BGIA Chair, Martin Wild, says:

It was pleasing to hear of The R&A’s intended financial support package of £7m to help golf deal with the impact of the COVID-19 crisis. Many golf clubs are struggling to stay afloat, with some even launching ‘Crowd Funding’ pages. I am sure the national associations have welcomed this cash injection and will look to provide support to the clubs and facilities most in need.”

National associations and other bodies in the UK and Ireland are working to support golf clubs and facilities.  All-Party Parliamentary Golf Group Chairman, MP for North Warwickshire Craig Tracey, said:

The R&A already significantly supports the growth of golf in the UK through its reinvestment of the proceeds of The Open.  The Parliamentary Group has been working closely with senior executives from The R&A and other bodies and seen first-hand how tirelessly all have been working to ensure that not only golf is back safely for players at all levels, but everybody involved in the wider golf industry.

“That comes at a cost, and The R&A’s COVID-19 Support Fund will provide significant relief for very many people, as well as much needed economic stimulus over and above that of the Government’s support, to ensure golf continues in these unprecedented times.”

See The R&A’s statement on its COVID-19 Support Fund.