With the coronavirus pandemic hitting a number of PGA professionals and facilities hard right now, the PGA has announced the launch of a new helpline.
It was launched on Thursday March 26 and will be the point of contact for both PGA professionals and their facilities, focusing on the new government financial support available, and how it will all apply to golf business and individuals.
The helpline numbers below will be manned from 9am to 5pm from Monday to Friday:
|East Region||01279 652 070|
|Midlands Region||01675 624 755|
|North Region||01204 496 137|
|South Region||01483 224 200|
|West Region||07799 111 857|
|Ireland||00353 4293 21193|
|Scotland||07799 111 862|
"These are unprecedented times," said the PGA's chief executive Robert Maxfield.
"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.
"We 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 PGA report says: "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."