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Fiji’s very own Vijay Singh believes hosting the inaugural Fiji International will change the mindset of Fijians to take up golf. The former world number one says golf won’t be
15 Aug 2014 16:26

Fiji’s very own Vijay Singh believes hosting the inaugural Fiji International will change the mindset of Fijians to take up golf.

The former world number one says golf won’t be able to compete with rugby but can be a force to reckon with in future.

“There is different environment for golfers,” Singh said.

“In Fiji the kids’ mindset is on rugby.”

He suggested a good way to learn the sport better was to be an apprentice as a caddy.

“Better involve them as a caddy to earn money and learn the game as well,” he said.

Singh said he would probably set up an academy at Natadola Bay Championship Golf Course which was his initial plan after he designed the course before it was opened in 2009.

“My plan was to build a huge academy here, but I’m still looking into that. There are a lot of kids around if you educate them.

“There are a lot of young Fijian golfers around but just that they don’t have opportunity to play. Hopefully this is a start to that.”

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