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Future for golf in Fiji: Thompson

Written By : MOIZ MUNIF. National golf coach Stuart Thompson says Fiji has the potential to create more Vijay Singh’s on the world stage. Thompson made the comment as the
13 Jun 2008 12:00

image Written By : MOIZ MUNIF. National golf coach Stuart Thompson says Fiji has the potential to create more Vijay Singh’s on the world stage. Thompson made the comment as the Vodafone Fiji Open teed off on a wet Pacific Harbour Pearl Golf and Country Club in Deuba yesterday. He set his sight on developing local golfers to be more competitive. “There are a lot of potential in Fiji. In this tournament, I’m looking at developing their skill so that they get everything that need to go overseas and compete. They need competition and they need a structure with some technical advice. Golfers got plenty of spirit and they know how to play, that is a plus,” he said.
The New Zealander believes competition will assist him to gauge the upcoming golfers and this tournament presents him a grand opportunity to execute this plan.
“The Fiji Open is a great tournament because this is a start for everybody to come, play and test their skills,” Thompson said.
“The competition level in this tournament is very good and one has to play good to win,” he said.
On the other hand Thompson started the Fiji Open with a good opening round as he carded a score of 68.
He is yet to win the Fiji Open and is hoping to break the duck this year.
“The weather has not affected the performance but it was pretty tough on the day.
I have never won the Fiji Open but got close a few times and could not last in the end,” he said.



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