GOLF has never been so alive since its inception in the north and it continues to grow.
This was the word from the Northern Golf Association rep Dinesh Goundar to the national body as he described the weekly turnout of local golfers in Labasa during the past two-weekly tourneys at the Labasa Fiji Sugar Corporation golf course.
"We will be having the Srixon Vanualevu Golf Classic in November which is annually organised by the National Golf Association body and we are gearing up to the tournament which will be held in our home golf course," said Goundar.
"Participation from the business houses and school students from Labasa Sangam College, Holy Family School and All Saints Secondary School have been overwhelming as they turn up for the weekly tournaments.
"We plan to host a Sugar Golf Tournament towards December pending the success of the Srixon tournament and requests for the approval of the tourney to be held at the FSC golf course will be forwarded to the Labasa FSC Mill Chairman Christopher Karia who is an avid member of the Labasa Golf Association," he said.
Goundar said they had received complaints from local golfers in Savusavu and Taveuni regarding the expensive annual subs in the courses within their localities since golf courses were mostly on resorts in the two areas.
"We are looking into the matter to review the prices of these annual subs to allow golfers in Savusavu and Taveuni to actively participate in the sports and to resuscitate the sport in the north," he said.
Goundar added that the golfers in Savusavu and Taveuni were deprived off their chances at proving their worth in the sports of golf.
"This is a money generating sports and people need to be encouraged to play it for their own development," he said.