The Golf Union of Malawi (GUoM) has intensified its drive to see golf take off at the grass roots level and will soon start running monthly mugs for junior golfers.
In readiness for the launch of the monthly mugs, national golf coach Chris Kachiguma is conducting coaching clinics across the country.
â€œI was in Blantyre last week conducting junior clinics and many kids turned up. Currently, I am training 35 children from within Lilongwe; after which I will be travelling to Mzuzu to do the same. We will start playing junior golf monthly mugs. This year, we want them to have their own Malawi Open and Club Championship,â€ said Kachiguma.
He said in his search of natural talent, he has cast the net wider.
â€œSome of the junior golfers we are grooming are underprivileged while others are club membersâ€™ children. I am encouraging parents and guardians who want to have their children join golf to contact any golf club in the country,â€ he said.
During the clinics, the youngsters, among other things, learn grips, rules and etiquette of golf.
â€œHe said for the sustainability of the sport, it is important to train golfers at junior level. It is just like any other sport. We need vibrant golf at junior level,â€ said Kachiguma.
He said they (GUoM) are in the process of identifying sponsors for junior tournaments.