The Pakistan Golf Federation (PGF) has initiated a drive to lure young ones to the entertaining and congenial game of golf and in this connection, the first formal introduction to golf and coaching session was held at the Islamabad Police Lines yesterday where six golf greens were prepared for the purpose by PGF.
As for the participation of little ones, this became possible through an effective interaction with parents and assistance from Islamabad Police, who allowed access to their summer camp school students. A total of 230 boys and girls in the age bracket 5 years to 12 years responded and managed to attend the persuasive and agreeable coaching event that served in creating wholesome interest for the game of golf.
Dressed in light blue polo shirts and dark lowers provided by Islamabad Police, the assembly of 230 tenderfoot golf novices presented a gallant and gracious sight as they stood nobly when the National Anthem was played by the band and thereafter the coaching commenced with an introduction to golf by Zahid Iqbal of Pakistan Golf Federation and subsequently followed by teaching deft handling of the golf putter by trained coaches.
Later in putting competition, Girls 5 to 9 years; Narjis Jawad stood first; Umaima Bint Ali second and Aina Waheed third. In above 9 years to 12 years, Bia Ayyaz was first, Sireen Babar second and Rushba Azeem third. In boys 5 to 7 years, Muhammed Umair secured first, Umer Farooq second and Sami Raja third position. In above 7 to 9 years, Taryal was first, Talal second and Zain third. In above 9 to 11 years, Sikandar Ali Yan claimed first, Ibraheem Aziz second and Hassan Sarmad third position while in above 11 to 12 years, Abdul Rafay emerged as winner Muhammed Abdullah Ismail second Ali Shah third.
At the conclusion of the event, Mrs Zeenat Ayesha, Member Executive Committee of PGF and Kamran Adil of Islamabad Police, honored the successful ones by awarding them prizes in a ceremony attended by 230 participating boys and girls and their ardent parents, who hoped to ensure continuity of their off springs in building a relationship with the wonderful game of golf. The success of this event was attributable to PGF and Islamabad Police who provided the venue for holding the coaching session plus administrative support.