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20 Emirati families get golfing lessons

20 Emirati families get golfing lessons

The NJDP was in full swing as the EGF partnered with Golf DXB (Golf DXB has been renamed from Grass Roots Golf) to produce a fun and interactive day for new juniors golfers.



Published: Wed 17 Jun 2015, 11:27 AM

Last updated: Wed 8 Jul 2015, 3:11 PM

The EGF is trying to develop Emirati golfers. — Supplied photo

Dubai — the Emirates Golf Federation (EGF) hosted a golf orientation programme for over 20 different Emirati families at the Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club on Saturday. As apart of the EGF the National Junior Development Programme (NJDP) has a goal of identifying and developing young UAE National Golfers while building good character through the structure of the rules from the game of golf.

The NJDP was in full swing as the EGF partnered with Golf DXB (Golf DXB has been renamed from Grass Roots Golf) to produce a fun and interactive day for new juniors golfers. Marcus Dunning and Tom Green from Golf DXB were happy with the development.

“We are very excited about working closely with the EGF. This will be a terrific venture as we work together to develop junior golf across the UAE,” they said.

Twenty different Emirati families and 32 kids from the ages of 3 to 9 years old were in attendance for this amazing day. “Today was a great day for the EGF. We wanted to bring families and young kids together to show how much fun golf can be while making it active. It was good to see so much support from the families and we look to build on this on this day,” said EGF Secretary General, Khalid Mubarak Al Shamsi.

With the golf season coming to an end the EGF will stay in contact with these families for possible summer camps and training sessions. Starting in October the EGF will be reaching out to more families and schools while continuing the process of identifying UAE National Golfers.


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