Ekurhuleni boosts young golfers’ swing

Ekurhuleni boosts young golfers’ swing

The City of Ekurhuleni is making strides in developing the talent of young golfer in the city; they do so through the Ekurhuleni SA Open Legacy Project.

With the intervention of the Ekurhuleni SA Open legacy project 10 young golfers have an opportunity for mentorship to perfect their swings on the golf course for the next three years.

Through this initiative, the young golfers will now be part of the Glendower Golf Club Development Programme set to begin in January 2018.

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As part of the legacy project, the promising stars will be accorded full junior membership of the club and will participate in tournaments on behalf of the club under the mentorship of Gavan Levenson and Loyiso Barnes from Ekurhuleni Golf Union.

Divisional Head for Sports and Recration, Atwell Sijatu says, “We are hoping that some of these kids will eventually be able to enroll at the University of Pretoria’s High Performance Centre and develop successful golfing careers.”

Furthermore, the SA Open Legacy Project will include support in terms of counselling, mentorship, provision of transport and refreshments for the kids when they need to travel to competitions and tours.