TGU should step up golf promotion-Bomani

25Apr 2019
The Guardian Reporter
The Guardian
TGU should step up golf promotion-Bomani

TANZANIA Golf Union (TGU) patron, Mark Bomani, has appealed to the association to step up efforts to develop the sport from grassroots.

American golf legend, Jack Nicklaus (3rd L) in a group picture with Minister for Natural Resources and Tourism, Khamis Kigwangalla (C), Tanzania Golf Union (TGU) patron, Mark Bomani (in coat), and Tanzania Tourist Board (TTB) Chairman, Thomas Mihayo (L), when the former toured Tanzania last year. Also in the picture are guests that accompanied Nicklaus. PHOTO: CORRESPONDENT

He disclosed domestic golf clubs must prioritize training youths with a view to seeing to it the country produce successful golfers at the international level.

He pointed out that domestic golf stakeholders should learn from American golf great Tiger Woods that had already showcased immense talent in the sport before he had reached five years.

He disclosed he insisted on the same in the 2018 edition of the Waitara golf tournament, held at Lugalo Golf Club in Dar es Salaam.

Bomani further called on golf coaches to volunteer to train youths, maintaining the program will be successful if TGU will work on it.

He also joined the rest of golf followers in Tanzania to praise American golf great Tiger Woods, as the latter laid his hands on the trophy in this year’s US Masters.

He disclosed Kenya Golf Union (KGU) patron Duncan Ndengwa had in the past written a letter to golf stakeholders in the US at a time Woods was facing several issues outside the sport.

Ndengwa said in the letter the American golfer will surely regain dominance in the sport and possibly accomplish much more feats.

Bomani noted it is pleasing to see Woods still attempting to equal the record set by golf great Jack Nicklaus.

He said Woods is not far from achieving the feat set by Nicklaus who visited Tanzania last year.

“I chatted with Nicklaus and several other golf enthusiasts on issues pertaining to the sport during his tour,” he noted.