In a bid to breed new professional Golfers to eventually take the places of Papa Gibson, Jacob Smith, Ricks Keller and other professional Liberian Golfers, the Liberia Golf Association (LGA) at the weekend launched the second phase of its youth training course.
At least 16 kids between the ages, 5 to 16 years from various communities in Montserrado county commenced a three month intensive training at the Sea-view Golf court (head quarters of the LGA) in Virginia, outside Monrovia
The course, which is expected to run from 2nd October through 31st December 2010, is focusing on the fundamentals’ of Golf, basic court rules, shoots shooting and porting.
Speaking to Journalists shortly after the formal launching ceremony, the Secretary of the LGA, Jacob Smith expressed joy that the institution is gradually implementing its plan of making new professionals.
Smith disclosed that the kids were grouped into four to adequately grasp the basic concepts of the game. According to the Chief Scribe of the Golf Association, a major Golf competition is expected to be organized for the trainees at the end of their three months of training.
Smith added, “A scholarship, cash prize, Golf equipment and other goodies await the winners of the kids’ tournament.”
The children have been provided needed equipment for training, while Simon Green, a member of the LGA and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) has offered to under write the cost of refreshment and others during the time of the kids program.
The training will be conducted on Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 2 to 4: o’clock pm and on Saturdays, from 9 am to 12 noon.
The first edition of the program was launched in June of this year with six participants, and the third and final phase is expected to commence in January of 2011 in Firestone, Margibi County targeting 26 persons.