Monday, 18 December 2017
Get the youth to play golf – Tourism Minister

Get the youth to play golf – Tourism Minister

By Kenneth O. ADADE, Accra
Minister of Tourism, Catherine Afeku has called on the leadership of the various golf clubs in the country to make a conscious effort to rope in the younger folks, particularly ladies, as members.

She told golfers in the recently-held maiden Head of State Invitational golf tourney at the Achimota Golf Club that getting young ladies on board will make the sport more popular and appeal to the youth.
“Make golf sexier; encourage the youth, particularly the ladies, to play, that will certainly make it more popular in this part of our world.
“I am impressed with the large attendance, and from what I have seen here, it is a top-notch game, no doubt, but make it more appealing to the youth by engaging them.”
On his part, the President of the Ghana Golf Association (GGA), Mike Aggrey, gave an assurance that the GGA has a keen interest in growing the game of golf by creating awareness that the game of golf is environmentally friendly, promotes good health and is a unifying sport.
“Golf as a sport is self-refereeing and has the basic tenets of integrity, discipline and team work as its cornerstone. In this vein, the game promotes and develops the youth as good future leaders in the community, and we fully support this.”
He added that golf all over the world has been used to foster business relations and high decision making, and has been known to have world leaders take it as a sport to enhance their governance.
The shot-gun play, which drew golfers across the country, was part of activities marking the Ghana@60 years on anniversary celebrations and to honour President Akufo-Addo.

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