Club re-elects Gavidi to lead

THE Fiji Golf Club has re-appointed Ratu Isoa Gavidi to lead the club for another three years during their AGM last week.

Ratu Isoa and former President Ratu Epeli Nailatikau maintained their posts as president and patron respectively.

Evergreen Ilaisa Labaibure was inducted as a life member after more than 40 years in the sport as a player and administrator.

Labaibure who was also appointed as the press release officer for the club said the focus was to lift the image of the sport to another level.

The country’s biggest golf club has more than 500 members and plans are in the pipeline to target grassroots development and to have competitive games every weekend.

Labaibure said one of their primary objectives was to have proper sponsored tournaments every week.

He said they had selected a sponsorship committee to be headed by Sai Tokalau with the aim to strengthen the competition.

“The AGM was a successful one and our main target is to lift the image of the sport to newer heights,” said Labaibure.

“We need to secure good sponsorship to motivate members to play well week in and week out.

“The club has more than 500 members and we need to expose these golfers to many quality tournaments.

“We are also eyeing new golfers, especially the young ones to participate in the sport.”

Labaibure said the new office bearers had been tasked to steer the sport in a brighter direction to benefit golf stakeholders.

New office bearers: Ratu Epeli Nailatikau (patron), Ratu Isoa Gavidi (president), Kevin McCarthy (vice president), Vidya Lakhan (men’s captain), Suzie Yee (women’s captain), Ofa Tabunakawai (match committee), Sai Tokalau (match committee), Mohammed Rafiq (green and fairway committee), Ramesh Goundar (junior golf development officer), Ilaisa Labaibure (press officer).

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