NexGen Golf Academy teed off their 2-Day Junior camp yesterday and will wrap up today with a final session hosted by a number of local pros, as live sports commences its journey back to normalcy.
Just days after inking a solid deal with the Guyana Teachers Union (GTU), the golf academy, located on Woolford Avenue and Albert Street, spiked off a mini-golf camp to help the upcoming youngsters to familiarize themselves with learning the basics of the sport.
Veteran golfer Colin Ming will facilitate the two days of golf training with no cost required to attend the sessions. The camp comes in wake of the deal between the academy and the GTU, which is geared towards expanding and modifying the Academy’s learning course.
Greens for putting, sand bunkers, along with mini-holes for beginners are among the endeavors between the two entities. As a result, the two-day clinic will target the newer generation of golfers, some of which have already been involved in the recent brandishing of the facility.
NexGen Academy head, Aleem Hussein, was adamant that the upcoming batch of golfers will have their hands-on training carried out under the expertise of some of the country’s senior pros in the sport. He said the support has been overwhelming especially by the youths, adding it was the reason for planning future programmes of a similar nature.
Also, with thousands of teachers coming under the GTU umbrella, plans to properly equip teachers with the necessary skills required to teach golf to students are currently in the pipelines following the end of the camp.
Coach Ming has also been a key facilitator of the ongoing camp as well as those other clinics billed for the future, donating a number of golf equipment, including clubs and balls, towards the development of the Academy and their upcoming crop of golfers.
Also, the camp is currently exercising all precautions which coincides with the Covid-19 restrictions.