STUDENTS in three local schools are set to benefit from free golf lessons if the ongoing interaction between Tanzania Golf Union (TGU) and the earmarked schools is concluded.
The future of Tanzanian golf is hidden among the youth and the local governing body is employing everything possible way to attract a new generation of golfers who, apart from playing the game, will be able to take other golf related professions including golf course management, landscaping as well as pursue the business aspects of golf.
And the three schools all based in Dar es Salaam namely Oysterbay primary and secondary, Ali Hassan Mwinyi Primary and the International School of Tanganyika (IST) will provide yet another impetus in golf development as the governing body endeavors to rally all resources at its disposal in building a golfing nation.
TGU Chairman Joseph Tango is endearing himself to schools with the hope of developing passion for the sport and its related aspects among school going population. He feels that a well exposed youth will be valuable to golf development.
Tango says: “Today, we aspire to recruit future golf players and managers. We want to nurture landscapers, and golf course managers. We will start with three schools in Dar es Salaam going to other regions. We want to mould personalities that can in the very near future our golf to greater heights. That’s why we now embark on this school initiative. Students will be introduced to the basics of golf play and development. Those that will be interested will be assimilated in the various clubs for more coaching. We want to expose students to a variety of professional settings and provide networking opportunities in golf. Time then will tell how far we will have gone.”