ZGA pens development model

By Skilder Makona
THE Zimbabwe Golf Association is establishing a clear golf development model to harness talent nationwide.
As part of its ongoing efforts to grow the sport while demystifying the elite tag, the Zimbabwe Golf Association (ZGA) is now focusing more on developing junior golfers.
After successfully hosting the Julius Robinson and Wingate Trophy tournament in Harare at the weekend, the ZGA has taken a deliberate stance to include more juniors in the sport.
“As ZGA we are actually delighted at the number of youths and junior golfers embracing the game. This is one of our major goals to build for the future and having more of these youngsters is our deliberate move to spread the sport and quickly develop it. Youngsters are full of energy and they have a long way to go so we are actually hoping to have our own golf greats coming out of such tournaments and we have since lined up tournaments over the year to ensure we give them the platform to refine their talents in golf,” said Tirivashe Nheweyembwa, Zimbabwe Golf Association Administrative Assistant.
It is anticipated the move will yield positive results and help the country produce another Nick Price.
Meanwhile, team Borrowdale Brooke A won the Julius Robinson crown with 928 points while Wingate A where the runners up on 940 points.
Wingate C clinched the Wingate Trophy after scoring 621 points as the Zimbabwe Republic Police B team came second.