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New deal boost for golf

Maciu Malo
Wednesday, July 16, 2014

THE popularity of golf in the FNU campus has attracted new players from as far as Suva to participate at the FNU weekly competition organised by the Lautoka Golf Club at the Golf Links greens.

FNU vice-chancellor Dr Ganesh Chand said a bus load of students and workers from Suva were part of last weekend's competition.

He said the overwhelming interest shown by new members had prompted club officials to host a tournament for the FNU players.

"Particularly the generosity of the Lautoka golfers for giving their time to conduct free training lessons for our students and workers have resulted in the overwhelming interest to join the sport," said Chand.

"A bus load of FNU students and staff members from Suva were at the course for free-of-charge golfing lessons and later took part at the beginner's category competition."

Chand said the new partnership deal signed with club officials would augur well for the sport in the near future.

"The problem was in the old days there was no generalised facility for students.

"Students are our future in any sport, we have to start very young, we have to train them and the Lautoka people are at the forefront of it and I think Lautoka will be producing more champions.

"It's very encouraging and we have planned to host a major tournament for the FNU family on September

"We have a lot of plans for this course and we will be working closely with the club trustees to best develop the course."

LGC chairman of trustee Raymond Singh said the partnership had lifted the image of the sport in Lautoka to another level.








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