The economics of golf

Who says golf can’t be profitable and fun? Just ask members of the University of Guyana Economics Society who came out to the Nexgen Golf Academy and Driving Range on Woolford Avenue to enjoy a day of fun and fundraising.
The idea of a bake sale paired with a day of golf was proposed by Project Coordinator Govindra Raghubansi to Guyana Golf Association President Aleem Hussain, who quickly encouraged the group by offering the location for their event, so that it would have a greater value and appeal to their supporters.
More than 30 persons attended the event, and most were given lessons by Hussain before they proceeded to share an afternoon of competition and lots of fun, picnicking under the trees and enjoying time together.

Left to right: Aleem Hussain; Rachel Seecharran – First Year Rep Govindra Raghubansi – Project Coordinator, Miko McIntosh- Vice President; Jaya Persaud- Public Relations Officer; Sanjana Singh – 3rd year rep; Ngari Blair – Secretary; Yasmin Fazil – President

“This was a chance for all of us to relieve a lot of stress from studies, and we definitely want to do this again!” said Govindra.
UGES President Yasmin Fazil rated the experience a 10/10, and would absolutely recommend it to anyone, since it accomplished the goals set by the executive team – a successful fundraiser and leads of fun for the students.
“This was one of our best activities in terms of participation and feedback from the students, and they all indicated that they would love to return and play golf… something I myself didn’t expect that I would be able to do!” Fazil declared.
Hussain has said, “We continue to demonstrate that golf is a sport that persons of all ages, and especially those who have never played before, can enjoy; and we live up to the promise that in less than 5 minutes we can teach anyone how to hit the ball and start having fun.”
The Guyana Golf Association and Nexgen Golf Academy have been extremely active in 2020, despite all the obstacles sports in general have faced, and is the only organisation that has seen its participation in the sport grow by over 400% in a single year. From golf camps to charity events and competitions, the Nexgen Golf Academy has shown community involvement and dedication to development of the sport, taking full advantage of being one of the those COVID-19-compliant activities.
With the emphasis being placed on schools, women and children, Hussain has said he feels confident that by the time he hands over leadership of the Association, Guyana would have already made great strides in the sport of golf, with plans to develop inter-school and inter-region tournaments and a national championship leading to development of an Olympic team.
For more information about the sport: how to play, learn or host an event, visit their Facebook page, Nexgen Golf Academy, or call 645-0944.