SADGA to continue remote operations, events remain suspended

The South African Disabled Golf Association will continue to operate remotely while provincial days and other SADGA events remain on hold.

That was the decision taken by the association’s board of directors. If there is one thing to be learnt from the coronavirus pandemic it is the need to exhibit adaptability to very novel circumstances. Operations manager Lily Reich lauded the manner in which her staff has risen to the challenge of remote work.

“I have been absolutely blown away by the enthusiasm and dedication everyone has shown and in particular our Elite squad has actually flourished in these trying times. In the past much of our work took place in the office but we have transitioned almost seamlessly into what is now a kind of new normal,” commented Reich.

SADGA chairman Enver Hassen stressed the need to ensure as far as possible the safety and health of its employees. As such, the board has decided that office operations may only resume once the Western Cape is placed on Level 2.

“The well-being of our staff is paramount.  My fellow board members and I felt resuming office operations under the current conditions would not only be unsafe but is wholly unnecessary at this time,” said Hassen.

“We have put the necessary measures in place to ensure that our staff, particularly those pursuing various qualifications, are still able to produce good work for not only their own furtherance but the furtherance of the association as a whole.”

Hassen remarked that events such as Provincial Days will remain suspended until the government deems it safe for social gatherings to resume.

“Social distancing is key to flattening the curve and while our Provincial Days are a highlight each month for all of our members, we will continue to exercise the utmost caution at this time.”

“No doubt we have all gained a greater appreciation for what a special time any SADGA event is. These great times will return soon enough,” Hassen concluded.

Written and released by Craig Stirton on behalf of the South African Disabled Golf Association