Sri Lanka Golf Union (SLGU) is well on the road to spread golf island-wide. This is why they are conducting junior golf tournaments throughout the country from time to time.
President of the SLGU Priath Fernando said the Sri Lanka Junior Open golf tournament is the breeding ground for future golfing champions. Some of these champions first took part in these junior golf tournaments before committing themselves to play seriously and pursue a career in golf.
“Golf is going island-wide and out to find the talent and promote them to turn professional that can enable them to earn well in the Asian Circuit,” noted Fernando.
Even some caddies who turned out to become champions in local tournaments have turned professional and are earning big money. Some of them also have the potential to become world champions if they compete in various climates as well and in the West.
These observations were made at the media briefing to announce the conducting of the Sri Lanka Junior Open Golf Championship. The championship was worked off at the Ridgeways course from December 7 to 9.
This event was sponsored by Prima Sunrise Bread for the ninth consecutive year. This tournament was conducted to produce the junior national golf champion for 2016.
The event was conducted in four age groups and was open to all players from age 17 to below ten years.