Golf Sport

Phiri targets strengthening club administration

DIANA MUTAKAFIMBO, Lusaka
ZAMBIA Golf Union presidential aspirant Aloysius Phiri says strengthening club administration and helping clubs secure right equipment will be his priority if elected on Sunday.
Phiri, who is battling it out with Jason Kazilimani and Moses Chitoshi for the top job, is optimistic of scooping the presidency during the annual general meeting at Kabwe Golf Club.
The Chibuluma Golf Club member, who is Zambia Junior Golf Association (ZJGA) director, said in an interview yesterday that his priority, if elected, is to ensure existing structures at club level are strengthened.
“We already have structures in place but I want to ensure these structures are strengthened and ensure clubs get the right equipment needed to improve their facilities. I have been in the system for the past four years and I have been involved in sourcing equipment,” he said.
Phiri has vowed to use his connections with the Royal & Ancient (R&A) to develop the sport at all levels.
So far, two junior golfers Timothy Sondashi and Mukuka Mange are currently at the University of Pretoria in South Africa undertaking a three-year Professional Golf Association (PGA) diploma under R&A.
Phiri said his personal interaction with R&A will benefit the union.
He said R&A have offered scholarships for junior golfers with exceptional excellence in both academics and golf.
Phiri said as union president, he will ensure local coaches are empowered so as to curb the colossal expenditure on hiring foreign trainers.
“I have a track record in golf administration and I have the support,” he said.




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