Sri Lanka Golf readies for Asian Games


Sri Lanka Golf Union has made important changes to its Constitution in keeping with current trends and requirements of the Ministry of Sports in Sri Lanka. Amongst the changes made to the Constitution is the name of the controlling body for golf. Henceforth the name of the controlling body would be, SRI LANKA GOLF.

The other significant change is to permit the Hony Secretary and Hony Treasurer voting rights at Council and other meetings which were denied previously.

Sri Lanka Golf has started a Ranking Tournament in preparation to make the grade to secure a medal at the forthcoming Asian Games in Hangzhou, China in September 2022. The Asian Games held under International Olympic rules recognizes athletes and do not make a distinction between Professional and Amateur athletes.

Four male golfers and two female golfers will be selected to participate at the Asian Games for medals at individual and team events. Meanwhile our National, Development and emerging squads together with the Juniors are in training between Royal Colombo Golf Course, Nuwara Eliya and Victoria Golf and Country Club under supervision of our Asst National Coach.

Physical and mental training sessions are held under the supervision of a Ministry of Sport accredited coach.

Sri Lanka Golf is set to enter a junior male and a junior female entrant to participate at the 150th Junior Open in Scotland. This event will be held in May 2022, alongside the prestigious 150th British Open at St Andrews. Trials are underway to select the pair of junior golfers.

The 132nd Sri Lanka Amateur Open Golf Championship and the Sri Lanka Ladies Amateur Golf Championship 2022 will be worked off at the Nuwara Eliya Golf Course from 22nd to 28th of March 2022. This is the most important event in the golf calendar and will have many overseas entrants vying for recognition alongside our amateur golfers