(ZIZ News) – The recently installed executive of the Royal St. Kitts Golf Club will be promoting the development of junior golf in St. Kitts, as one of its main priorities for 2016.
That’s according to Club Secretary, Dr. Leighton Naraine, speaking during an interview with ZIZ.
“Our priorities this year are few but they are major. One of the priorities is to promote junior golf,” said Dr. Naraine. “To make golfing sustainable as a sustainable sport in St. Kitts and Nevis, we need to bring up our juniors in the ranks and we have strategies for that which we will lay out over time but we will want to partner with the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Tourism.”
He also recognized their sponsor Scotiabank “who has expressed interest in supporting us on this, through the General and Country Manager Mr. Dave Ramsumair. We would also like to promote women golf because we also have some women in the club and they are tremendous golfers.”
Dr. Naraine says he believes the interest is there among the youth, noting that the club is now tasked with the responsibility of drawing out that interest.
“It’s not only about the knowledge of golf but if we expose the youths to golf I think they will develop that appreciation. If we were to go to the schools and take some golfing nets and some clubs and we take some of our best golfers who have come up through the junior ranks and are top golfers in the Caribbean, I think we will make an impact,” he said, adding that they will be developing a plan to achieve this.
The new executive of the Royal St. Kitts Golf Club is led by President, Christine McEachrane.