Bartica Secondary, Three Miles Secondary are latest additions to golf programme
Nexgen Golf Academy and the Allied Arts Unit of the Ministry of Education continue their push to bring golf to every region in Guyana by end of 2022, and on Wednesday, Bartica Mayor Gifford Marshall was on hand to see the excitement on the learners’ faces as equipment was donated to the Three Miles Secondary School by the MOE Allied Arts Unit, in partnership with the Guyana Golf Association and Nexgen Golf Academy.
This joint effort has brought about an incredible awareness for a sport once considered to be just for the elite, making it open to every Guyanese. In just over a year, the development of the sport has seen many ‘firsts’ in the nation: 1) expansion to over 100 schools; 2) over 100 CSEC students taking golf as Physical Education elective; 3) recognition in international magazines in Suriname and Japan; and 4) over 10,000 persons now having access to the sport.
Ms. Barker-King and Mr. Braithwaite of the MOE Allied Arts Unit have expressed their full support for the sport’s introduction into the schools’ curriculum at all levels, and are hopeful that Guyana would become a dominant force in the region in golf, up to and including a potential Olympic team.
A seemingly impossible promise made two years ago by Hussain: to make golf a top rival for established sports such as cricket and football, can no longer be ignored as wishful thinking; the results are in, golf is here to stay, just look at the smiles on the participants’ faces.
The Nexgen Golf Academy, on Woolford Avenue in Georgetown, offers a unique training programme that boasts the ability to teach ANYONE how to hit a golf ball properly in less than five minutes. Stop by anytime and take up the challenge.