Golfers ready

Lautoka Golf Club’s 2019 Summer Cup sponsor Gaffar Ali with the main prize and the winner’s trophy for the five-week tournament. Picture: SUPPLIED

AFTER a very successful 2018 golf season, Lautoka Golf Club members are geared up for an eventful 2019 Summer Cup competition to start on Saturday at the golf links.

Sponsored by club member Gaffar Ali in memory of his late mother, Aisha Bi, the tournament will run for five competitive weeks.

Club vice-captain Suren Pillay acknowledged Ali’s sponsorship which will kick-start the season.

“After a good Christmas break and an exciting New Year celebration, the greens had undergone maintenance in readiness for the 18 holes stroke event.

The Summer Cup is a prelude to the official season opening in late March.

“Interest for the tourney is very high among the members to get back on the fairways and greens.

“Newcomers will be most welcome to become members for the 2019 season with free golfing lessons provided at the club’s driving range.”

Seasonal consistent campaigners include the likes of Tevita Drauniniu, Davendra Mudaliar, Pritam Singh, Lawrence Naidu, Gaffar Ali, Ratu Wiliki Takiveikata, Anthony John, Manwal Kumar, Arvind Pillay, Abdul Jalal, Dinesh Narayan, Anil Kumar, Navi Vakaruru, Vikash Chand, and Richard Eyre.

“Top preference will be given to junior golfers such as Alex Qiokata, Steven Leger, and Jayden Dau to promote their skill level and continue with our juniors development program.”

Persons wanting to join the club can contact Ali on 9789235 or Pritam Singh on 9943811.

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