Panchkula, April 6, 2009 : The Panchkula Golf Club (PGC) has thrown its greens open once again to tap new golf talent with Second Golf Camp for youngsters being conducted under the Junior Golf Development Programme (ICGA), Canada. The camp started here with 54 participants. While the first camp was held in December, 2008 with only 20 participants.
Manjit Kochar, Director, Junior Golf Development Programme, Canada, said, “Being held under the aegis of Haryana Golf Association (HGA), the camp aims to impart basic training to the newcomers in 6 to17 age group. The 54 trainees, including girls are mostly beginners. It is very encouraging to see so many participants learning golf. It is fun to teach golf to such young kids, but it is very important to teach within their physical and mental limitations.”
Sanjay Sethi, Director, The British School, Panchkula, said, “We will continue this activity as a regular event. A Golf Academy will be formed at The British School with the help of the HGA, which will undertake Golf Tournaments. Besides this, we will also sponsor Inter Schools Tournaments at times.”
Kochar further said, “I am grateful to HGA for promoting the Panchkula Golf Club as a Nursery for the Golfers. He particularly named the Association General Secretary, Sudhir Varma for his assistance and help in holding the camp. An avid golfer himself, Varma said, “Such camps will be held on regular basis to encourage golf in Haryana, particularly in Panchkula. Besides, we will keep tab on youngsters who need advanced training.”
“It is very encouraging to see the students from The British School, Panchkula participating in such a golf development programme for which the credit goes to the school management and the parents. I am delighted to see so many young kids from one school participating in the camp. It is a good beginning. I congratulate The British School for taking the initiative and exposing their children to this wonderful game,” added Kochar.
Manjit Kochar thanked Brig. Punia, General Manager, Panchkula Golf Club, and Col. Dogra for their cooperation and help in conducting the training programme.