Youth golf development agreement signed Youth golf promoted

2016-11-10 06:01
Ray Nkonyeni Municipality mayor Nomusa Mqwebu (left) and Margate Country Club chair Derek Egerton sign the agreement to develop golf among the youth. PHOTO: supplied

Ray Nkonyeni Municipality mayor Nomusa Mqwebu (left) and Margate Country Club chair Derek Egerton sign the agreement to develop golf among the youth. PHOTO: supplied

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IN a bid to develop golf among the youth, Ray Nkonyeni Municipality (RNM) signed an agreement of partnership with Margate Country Club (MCC) on Friday.

The municipality also handed over a cheque for R250 000 to facilitate the initiative.

In her speech, RNM mayor, Nomusa­ Mqwebu said the agreement is to ensure young people get continuous development in order to attain professional golfing skills.

“We certainly put our confidence in the MCC to drive this programme to greater heights so that in the future we see historically disadvantaged young people become professionals in golf and participate in main stream tournaments where they will fly the flag of RNM high,” she said.

The mayor said she hopes the agreement will also assist the developmental team with coaching skills and equipment, which will be required during their coaching.

“I am told that there are 10 young people who are receiving training and coaching, but we hope that at a later stage the number will increase to 50 and accommodate all the seven clusters of the municipality,” said the Mqwebu.

She said the municipality believes this game will distract young people from performing criminal acts and behaving unlawfully.

“We wish the young girls and boys the best of luck in this developmental programme and hope that our partnership with the MCC will bear fruit and lead us in achieving our goal in developing the young people to becoming professionals,” she said.

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