Busy year in store for NJGF

A busy year is in store for The Namibia Junior Golf Foundation (NJGF) as several junior golf competitions will be held throughout the country.

The President of the Namibia Junior Golf Foundation, Adri Pienaar said that the junior golf competitions will be held at the coast, in Windhoek and Tsumeb and that the junior golfers will also compete in the South African Junior Championships, the Global Junior Curro Championships in South Africa and the All Africa Junior Championships in Botswana.
The schools league tournaments are under way with the finals to be played in Walvis Bay on 9 November.
Top South African coach Val Holland will conduct three golf clinics for the Namibian junior golfers in Namibia and one at Fan Court in George, South Africa., while Jaco van Reenen, Moritz von Pritzwitz, Gert Olivier and Roux Jeffery will host local golf clinics for the juniors.During 2018 the Namibia Junior Golf Foundation had a very successful year with numerous schools participating in schools’ leagues. The Coastal league consists of schools: Walvis Bay Private High School, International School Walvis Bay, Kuisebmond primary School, Pro-Ed Academy, Narra Primary School, Immanuel Ruiters Primary School, Namib High School and Namib Primary School and the the central league with schools like Windhoek Gymnasium, Windhoek Afrikaans Privaat Skool, St Paul’s College, St Georges and Pionierspark Primary School.Walvis Bay junior golfer Willie Els who represented Namibia at the Junior Open at St Andrews, Scotland in July last year was crowned as the player of the year, while coach Gert Olivier from the Walvis Bay Golf Club received the coach of the year award as he had the most juniors who performed the best overall in the various
divisions. Pienaar said that the junior golf development program continued to grow with the NJGF paying directly for the coaching of disadvantaged children, while new players in the regions are coming to the forefront. Walvis Bay Golf Club and Tsumeb Golf Club each had 10 disadvantaged juniors who were being supported, while Rossmund Golf Club had only two. The Windhoek Golf and Country Club and Omeya Golf Club do not have any disadvantaged juniors.

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