Group photograph of kids with the GGDB, DGC and management of school
The Ghana Golf Development Board (GGDB) in collaboration with the Damang Golf Club (DGC) has rolled out an initiative to take golf to the various communities in Damang in the Western region.
Dubbed ‘Try Golf’, the project is aimed at teaching pupils in the basic schools how to play the game and also nurture them to becoming future champions.
After a visit to the Bompieso Basic School, the Director of Golf in Ghana, Mr Steve Wilson, said the GGDB is donating sets of basic golf equipment to the various clubs in Ghana.
He said he will be training the local professionals how to take golf in the schools in the catchment areas to get the kids interested in the game.
“Golf has got the perception of been an elite sport and to break that barrier, we have to take golf into the schools with a fun-oriented golf set so they can have some fun while learning the sport,” he mentioned.
He, however, noted that Damang was not the first to benefit from the project and added that he will be visiting four more clubs in the coming days.
Captain of Damang Golf Club, Mr Pius Appiah Ayeh also said the project by the GGDB was in line with his club’s drive to get young talented kids interested in the sport.
He said his club’s vision is to take golf to the communities and also support the less privileged to get interested in the game of golf.
“The response has so far been massive and we have had calls from the local schools to teach their kids so we have developed a module to take care of the schools in our surrounding community,” he said.
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