Fiji Time: 8:14 PM on Sunday 26 April

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / Sport

Ali leads battle for Lautoka title

Maciu Malo
Saturday, January 25, 2014

FIREWORKS are expected at the Vijay Hair Saloon-sponsored Lautoka Golf Championship to be held at the Lautoka Golf Link today.

More than 35 golfers are bracing for one of the toughest competitions in which competitors will be allowed to use only three of the 14 required golf clubs.

Veteran Lautoka golfer Gaffar Ali is one of the top contenders for the main award but will face a tough challenge from the ever green James Krishna and the ever impressive Suren Pillay.

Ali has been consistent during weekly completions, and his win last weekend has set a good platform for this weekend's competition.

Lautoka Golf Club spokesman Jefrey John said the tournament would be interesting with the introduction of the new rules.

He said golfers' skills and accuracy would be tested because only three clubs would be used compared to the normal competition where 14 clubs are used.

"This tournament is the first of its kind in Lautoka and it will be interesting to see how the golfers battle for the top position," said John.

"It will be a test of accuracy, experience and skills for some of our top golfers such as Gaffar, Suren and James who have over the years stamped their dominance in Lautoka golf.

"The participants are looking forward to this event and it will be interesting to see how they adapt to the new rules."

John said the tournament would also prepare the golfers to be in top shape before the weekly competition starts next month.

He said more development programs for junior golfers had also been planned for the year.





Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Man found unconscious, pronounced dead
  2. Simply the best
  3. Police probe body find
  4. $5m supermarket provides jobs
  5. Military team to leave for Noumea
  6. Bible verse inspires graduate
  7. Toddler drowns in river
  8. Students add colour to celebrations
  9. Time to remember the brave sons
  10. Tourists enjoy fine weather

Top Stories this Week

  1. Gang rape Monday (20 Apr)
  2. Bloody Sunday Monday (20 Apr)
  3. The murder of a schoolteacher Tuesday (21 Apr)
  4. Death shatters dream Monday (20 Apr)
  5. Wish for son's death Monday (20 Apr)
  6. Wrong body for burial Thursday (23 Apr)
  7. Unclaimed body laid to rest Tuesday (21 Apr)
  8. Hunt for terrorist Thursday (23 Apr)
  9. Rights over freehold land Wednesday (22 Apr)
  10. PM's office receives 1000 complaints Thursday (23 Apr)