According to the national golf body, the donation of ten golf sets to the Nuwareliya Golf Club is expected to motivate more students to take up the sport, as they expect to introduce the sport to the schools around the country.
The Sri Lanka Golf Union, headed by President Priath Fernando, donated a total of 10 golf sets to the Nuwareliya Golf Club Captain Firaz Hameed, enabling the junior golfers the opportunity to train with state-of-the-art equipment.
The golf equipment that comes as a partnership liaison with the international body Royal and Ancient (R & A), is expected to take the game to wider parts of the island with the SLGU, provided that proper infrastructure is in place.
Moving away from the “Rich Man’s game” attitude
Golf is known to be a game played and applauded by the elite, but that is an agenda that the national body is expecting to drift away with expectations to make the game more universal.
Another of the SLGU’s latest initiatives include the appreciation of the ranking junior golfers to provide them with an incentive to keep playing until the professional level.
Junior golfer Vinod Weerasinghe clinched the top award on offer at the National Junior Golf Ranking Awards ceremony held at the Royal Colombo Golf Club..
The Nuwareliya Golf Club currently has a training pool of about 30 juniors and is expected to increase their training squad numbers. Sri Lanka Golf Union expects to achieve its vision of producing world-class golfers from Sri Lanka by the year 2020.