WITH a keen eye to the future, TANZANIA Golf Union continues to place more emphasis on youth and junior golf development.
The initiative launched fours years ago has seen spectacular achievements as evidenced in the recent appointment of Arusha Based 14 year old Jay Nathwani to the proficient national team that is preparing to play for Tanzania at the forthcoming EA & Central Africa Golf Challenge scheduled for October 25th tee off in Addis Ababa.
Whether he makes the cut to form a team of nine is another beautiful story. However, Nathwani’s success presents the tale tell signs of a nation growing withe the swing. Others in the national team who made it through the youth ranks include top players Adam Abas and Victor Joseph.
It is no surprise to see ruling body TGU encouraging more youth athletes to join up through free training, regular golf outings, and a promise to national team call up for the best performing players.
TGU Chairman Joseph Tango reiterates: “Since four years today, we have opened up free golfing lessons to interested junior and youth athletes. We have also earmarked a few schools where students can learn golfing. We are happy that our partners in affiliate clubs are supporting this project. That’s we would like to encourage club members and the general public to allow their children to join the nearest club. The intent is to bring every mwananchi into golf development.”