Retief is proud to launch 'The Retief Goosen Charitable Foundation' (RGCF) a foundation set up to promote, increase awareness, and raise money for those charities that are close to both his and his family's hearts
Retief set up the RGCF primarily for those charitable causes in his home country of South Africa, however, he also wants to ensure that the RGCF has a global reach.
Retief feels privileged to have had the opportunity to travel the world extensively with his career and wherever he travels to, the hospitality shown to him by the local community is always appreciated and where possible, he would like to pay back those communities with his Foundation's support.
The RGCF also follows the principle of funding those charities that are already self-supporting in their day-to-day running but where the donation of extra funds can make a difference.
The RGCF focuses on group charities, rather than individual causes and Retief is already a Patron of SADGA, MAD and Kenako.
The RGCF also supports 'Gansies' Pre-school which is situated on the Goose Wine Estate, Langkloof Valley, George District, Western Cape, South Africa ("Gansies" means gosling). The school was initiated in 2010 after it was identified that whilst young mothers in the local community wanted to secure their income with permanent jobs, there was a need to find a safe haven for their young children to go during the working day. Currently, there are 33 toddlers enrolled in the school all between the ages of 3 months and 6 years. Good tutoring also ensures a solid foundation for these young children.
Retief Goosen Golf Academy
The Retief Goosen Golf Academy's objectives are to promote golf in the Polokwane area and Limpopo province. To identify and nurture that talent and to install enthusiasm and pride in Retief's home province of Limpopo.