‘Try Golf’ project for Western Region schools

GolfThe Ghana Golf Development Board (GGDB) in collaboration with the Damang Golf Club (DGC) has rolled out an initiative to take golf to the various communities in Damang in the Western Region.

What has come to be known as the ‘Try Golf’ project is aimed at teaching pupils in the basic schools how to play the game and also nurture them to become future champions.

After a visit to the Bompieso Basic School, the Director of Golf in Ghana, Mr Steve Wilson, said “the GGDB is donating basic golf equipment to the various clubs in the country”.

The intention is to train local professionals who would be tasked to take golf to the schools in the catchment areas to get the kids to play.

“Golf has the perception as an elite sport and to break that barrier, we have to take it to the schools with a fun-oriented golf event so they can catch some fun while learning,” he said.

He, however, noted that Damang was not the first to benefit from the project, adding that he will be visiting four other clubs in the coming days.

Captain of Damang Golf Club, Mr Pius Appiah Ayeh also said “the project by the GGDB was in line with his club’s drive to get young talented kids interested in the sport”.

He said his club’s vision is to take golf to the communities and also support the less privileged to get interested in the game.

“The response has so far been massive and we have had calls from the local schools to teach their kids so we have developed a module to take care of the schools in our surrounding community,” he said.

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