Department of Sports— Government of Maharashtra, Riverside Golf Course (Nashik) and the District Golf Association came together to create an awareness programme for school children.
Golf in the Olympics’ week celebrations were observed on June 28. Close to 250 children— from private and public/ government schools alike—took part. They were enthusiastic, willing to learn and disciplined. Those present, including teachers and officials, were given a short introduction to the game. They were then divided into groups for lessons and to get an opportunity to experience the sport themselves.
According to Wg Cdr Arun K Singh (Retd.), former Director General of the Indian Golf Union (IGU), and Wg Cdr PK Bagmar (Retd.), Riverside Golf Course’s Chief Promoter, an initiative to teach the state’s Physical Education teachers the nuances of golf, followed by similar initiatives for college students, is currently being planned.