The helpline which launches on Thursday 26th March will be a point of contact for both PGA Professionals and their golf facilities, focusing on the new Government financial support, how it will apply to the golf business and individuals and how to access this support.
Robert Maxfield, Chief Executive of The PGA, said: “These are unprecedented times. The coronavirus is having a massive impact on life in the UK and Ireland and like so many other industries, golf is being hit hard by the ramifications. We remain concerned about the impact on our Members, their professional colleagues and their golf facilities.
“We are monitoring the situation carefully and have communicated quickly and fully through our channels as and when information becomes available. The hotline will now allow us to respond to our Members individual concerns and questions and we will be here as a point of contact for Members and their facilities should they need us.”
The livelihoods of more than 8,000 PGA Professionals are reliant on the sustainability of golf facilities and supporting their PGA Members’ facilities is an important addition to The PGA service. The PGA and the Golf Club Managers Association (GCMA) are working closely on developing advice and resources as the situation unfolds.
The PGA has developed a COVID-19 Resource hub, and this has become the main reference resource for many within the industry. This will continue to be updated as and when information becomes available and can be accessed here.
The service will not only receive calls via the helpline, but a dedicated team of PGA staff will also proactively contact PGA Professionals and their facilities in the coming days to direct them to further support and advice
Robert Maxfield said: “We, too, will do whatever it takes to support our Members and their facilities through these difficult times. We all have a long-term interest in the golf industry not only surviving these difficult times but emerging stronger and more united in the months ahead.”
The helplines telephone numbers are listed below and on the Resource Hub. They will be manned between 9am-5pm, Monday to Friday.
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