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Golf in Schools Passes 1,500 Montenegrin Students Taking Part

9.43am 12th May 2014 - Growing the Game - This story was updated on Saturday, June 28th, 2014

Training session at Elementary School Njegoš in Kotor
Training session at Elementary School Njegoš in Kotor

Boka Group Golf in Montenegro Schools Program has celebrated 1,500 pupils taking part in the initiative, describing it as a “huge success, attracting enormous interest from a new generation of potential golfers” and announced a increased program with driving range lessons beginning in September and the appointment of a golf professional at that time.

The Boka Golf in Schools program has also attracted the international attention of the PGA (Professional Golf Association) and is provided by Boka, free of charge. It has been created to identify golf talent in Montenegro with an ambition to offer training and scholarship to those with potential to represent their Country. With Golf now an Olympic Sport, Boka Group are working to see a Montenegrin Olympic Golf Team carry the flag in the future, as well as promoting non-professional recreational golf to a whole generation.

The developer of Montenegro’s first 18-hole Championship Golf course has funded and designated a training package for children of a school age. Since its introduction, it has now visited 15 primary schools, in 11 cities. And today we have passed 1,000 pupils successfully completing their first golf lesson.

Sasa Ilic, a former international footballer, and Boka’s Golf Ambassador said: “The initiative we launched last year is gaining in importance. We have encountered an extraordinary reception from children, who are enthusiastically taking part in our program. We have a very professional relationship with school principals and teachers, and their willingness join our program is fantastic.

Director of “Veljko Drobnjaković” Elementary School in Risan confirmed the positive response from students: “The reactions of students with regards to the presentation were very positive. The team managed to create a simple but very effective presentation of golf, and in an interesting and children-adjusted approach succeeded to attract their attention. We will be very happy to participate in each subsequent course of action to be organized for the children in our school. ”

So far schools from Radovici, Budva, Zelenika, Bijela, Herceg Novi, Risan, Bar, Sutomore, Virpazar, Cetinje, Kotor and Tivat have all participated.

Royal Montenegro Golf & Country Club www.rmgcc.me

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