Mar 15, 2012, 12:18 PM
Maroon emerged the best golfer among over thirty participants after competing in both the JP Chenet and Jack Daniels tournaments in the GSC trophy and the grand price was to cover his to and from flight to Europe.
The presentation of the grand price done together by Lilian Azizi and Lesley Wieme, both staff of Brussels Airlines, was seen as the amazing price offered by the airline in their quest to promote sports in The Gambia especially golf.
Speaking to Pointsports, Phil Gysen, a member of the Fajara Golf Club, said that the combination of the two sports tournaments sighted Mr Paul Maroon as the winner in both the tournaments called the GSC trophy.
In appreciation of the gesture, Mr Gysen thanked Brussels Airlines for the support, saying that their collaboration with the airline was cordial and was a great thing by Brussels Airlines in the promotion of sports.
“Fajara club has had a cordial and strong relationship with Brussels Airlines for many years. There was a Brussels Airlines golf competition sponsored by the airline and the collaboration was excellent and they have being so generous with the prices,” Mr Gysen further remarked.
He further stated that the airline had been helpful in the promotion of golf sports in The Gambia, while urging golfers to show commitment with their practices.
They are always interested in attracting excellent young golfers, especially Gambian golfers to involve in the club, he said.
He revealed that the golf association was trying to getting a clinic whereby young golfers could get acquainted with the sports for the promotion of the golf sports.
He added that the Fajara club and The Gambia Golf Association are working on getting more young Gambians involving in the sports.
“Golf is a game which requires regular practice and if you do not practice, your game will not reach a level you would like it to be,” he stated.
He called for regular practice, saying that the game as been a fight between the golfer and the golf ball.
Considering the tournament in this time of the season, they are hoping for some more participants in the future, he added.