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Junior golf day launched

SHEIK DEAN NADI The Nadi Golf Club officially launched its 2014 junior programme at Novotel Nadi last Saturday. The launch was marked with an open day, orientation programme, registration and
31 Mar 2014 13:08

SHEIK DEAN
NADI
The Nadi Golf Club officially launched its 2014 junior programme at Novotel Nadi last Saturday.
The launch was marked with an open day, orientation programme, registration and competition.
Club president Douglas Battison says the objective is to promote and provide assistance to juniors.
“Twenty juniors from as young as three years old attended,”he said.
“The aim is to boost the membership to 50 for 2014,’’ he said.
The club was formed in 2013 and is run by a committee of volunteers who assist in the development of the sport and support youngsters financially through fundraising activities.
Since its formation, a handful of juniors have progressed to compete in the C Grade level of a few major tournaments around the country.
“Juniors are categorised according to skill level and are able to progress through the three levels of Junior, Intermediate and Advanced categories.”
He said juniors in the advanced category are allowed to participate at nationally organised golf tournaments in the C grade.
Club members Devesh Kumar, Shamal Narayan, Jimmy Liuta (Jnr), Prashal Chandra and Harris Battison participated in such tournaments.
“Some of our activities for 2014 include weekly Junior Health and Fitness Programme at Namaka’s Body Life Gym, Saturday clinics with Oceania Golf School at Novotel Nadi, club activities such as Family Ambrose Days.
“We will also have exposure trips to other clubs and also the opportunity to progress through the different levels,’’ Battison said.
Parents interviewed said apart from allowing their children to enjoy entertaining golf activities, the underling advantage was that it nurtures the characteristics of honesty, integrity, respect and discipline for their children

Winners of the day:1. Longest Drive with the oldest club – Lewis Battison; 2. Longest Drive – A Grade – Napolioni Daubulu; 3. Longest Drive – B Grade – Sarah Rose Gwilliam; 4. Longest Drive for Boys – Taniela; 5. Longest Drive for Girls – Emily Handyside; 6. Youngest Player – Abigail Gwilliam (3 years old)
7. Furthest Travel – Jay P. Meghji.
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