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Junior golf starts in Nadi

Zanzeer Singh
Monday, March 31, 2014

THE Nadi Junior Golf Club launched its 2014 program at the Novotel Hotel golf course in Votualevu on Saturday.

The objective of the club is to promote interest in the game and provide assistance to junior players.

The club which was formed in 2013 has a total of 25 members with the youngest being a three-year-old.

It is run by a committee of volunteers who assist in the development of the sport and support youngsters financially through fundraising activities.

Club president Douglas Patterson said since its formation, some juniors had progressed to compete in the C Grade level at few major tournaments around the country.

Patterson said the juniors were categorised according to their skill level and are able to progress from the junior to the intermediate and advanced categories.

"The juniors in the advanced category are permitted to participate at the golf tournaments in the C Grade around the country," he said.

"Some of the club members that have participated in such tournaments are Devesh Kumar, Shamal Narayan, Jimmy Liuta Junior, Prashal Chandra and Harris Battison. The Club endeavours to increase the junior participation at the national level to approximately 15 players for 2014.

"The club's 2014 calendar of events has been publicised and activities include weekly health and fitness program at Namaka's Body Life Gym on Wednesdays, clinics with Oceania Golf School at Novotel Nadi on Saturdays.

"There are other club activities such as the family Ambrose days, exposure trips to other golf clubs.

"Additional golf lessons are also facilitated through the Oceania Golf School."

The prizes for Saturday's event were awarded to: Lewis Battison (longest drive with the oldest club), Napolioni Daubulu (longest drive-A Grade), Sarah Rose Gwilliam (longest drive-B Grade), Taniela (longest drive for boys), Emily Handyside (longest drive for girls), Abigail Gwilliam (youngest player), Jay P Meghji (furthest travel).

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