Global Edition

Meeting of ‘Missionaries’

12.07am 19th April 2002 - People

The PGA of Europe has called a meeting of golfing missionaries to discuss future plans and policies for spreading coaching opportunities to emerging nations on a world scale, at the Belfry on 17th May.

Backed by grants from the R&A the PGAE has, over a period of years, sent out coaches to many new golfing regions in order to help the global growth of the sport, especially among junior boys and girls.

Now the ‘meeting of minds’ and ‘sharing of experiences’ among some of those coaches will help to progress the initial work carried out in terms of entering previously uncharted golfing territories.

Attending the meeting will be coaches who have worked in many different countries: Jean-Etienne Lafitte(Ivory Coast), Donato Di Ponziano(India), Peter Chamberlain(Estonia), Henk Stevens (Sri Lanka), Mark Reed (Slovenia), David Colclough(Peru), Alan Egford(Greece), Alasdair Barr (Ecuador), Sascha Orlic(Ecuador), Simon Dicksee(China).

Others attending will be Nicky Lumb of the PGA of GB&I, Duncan Weir(Development Secretary,R&A) and Lawrence Thornton (General Secretary, PGA of Europe).

PGA of Europe www.pgae.com

In related news...