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Fajara to host golf academy today

One of the measures undertaken by the GGA under President Ebrima Jawara is the establishment of a Golf Academy which involves lower basic school children, who are being taught on the rule of the game and given materials to enhance fast learning and interest in the game.

This afternoon, the academy will hold a session, featuring students from the Bakau Lower Basic School who will be introduced to the game at the golf course in Fajara starting at 3pm.

“It is hoped that through the academy programme, the myth surrounding the sports would be gradually shattered when young people around the country begin to play it like other sports,” a Famara Jatta, academy administrator told The Standard.

Last year, in similar moves the GGA introduced the GolfNets for schools pilot programme which is boosting efforts at decentralising the game in the country.

Famara Jatta belongs to the new few Gambians who have excelled in the sports previously practised by foreign expatriates, top government officials or business tycoons.  A few, including the best known Fakebba Drammeh, nicknamed Tigerwoods, after the world acclaimed golfer, are the leading lights in Gambian golf turning professional and going places.

 

By Lamin Cham

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