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PM: We want more golfers and families to come and explore Fijian attractions Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama has invited more professional golfers to come to Fiji with their families not
14 Oct 2015 09:01
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National hero Vijay Singh, Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama and PGA of Australia CEO Brian Thorburn during the gala dinner at IHG Resort in Natadola last night. Photo: WAISEA NASOKIA

PM: We want more golfers and families to come and explore Fijian attractions

Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama has invited more professional golfers to come to Fiji with their families not only to play golf but explore other attractions.

Mr Bainimarama made the invitation when he launched the Fijian International Golf Tournament at the InterContinental Fiji Golf Resort & Spa last night.

“So next year, I urge a lot more of you to bring your wives and children to share the Fijian experience and not just keep it for yourself. I know the international circuit is very demanding. But come back when you have some time off and enjoy a lot more of what our nation has to offer,” he said.

“Our partnership with PGA Australia isn’t just limited to staging the Fijian International but raising the profile of golf in Fiji. Getting more Fijians to develop a love of the game. Golf clinics in schools. The purchase of equipment for juniors and a hitting bay that will be kept in Fiji.

“We’re certain that there are more Vijay Singhs out there and we want to give them the opportunity and encouragement to hit their own holes in one.

“With the Fijian International, golf is now part of Brand Fiji – our campaign across a broad front to take Fijian Made goods, services and events to the world. You can see part of that campaign this week in the Fijian Crafted brand of arts and handicrafts that are on display at the tournament and have also been used to decorate the golfer’s tent.

“We’re very proud of our hundreds of artisans in Fiji who are keeping our traditions alive by making items that are prized around the world for their quality.

“So I hope that your experience at the tournament goes beyond what is happening on the fairways. And that you leave Fiji not only having played or witnessed some fantastic golf, but with a deeper appreciation for our people and their culture,” he said.

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