Golfers rush for spots

Sponsor Dr Vimal Murthi, middle, with winners Gaffar Ali, left, and Suren Pillay at the Lautoka Golf Club last Saturday. Picture: LAUTOKA GOLF CLUB

The inaugural Gospel School for the Deaf golf tournament is living up to its name as a worthy cause to help some of our unfortunate Fijian children.

Saturday’s four person Ambrose tournament is expected to be a hit among local golfers and corporate organisations.

It will be held at the country’s best golfing course, the Denarau Golf and Racquet Club greens which had hosted some of the world’s renowned players including our own and former world No.1 Vijay Singh.

Tournament co-ordinator and Fiji Professional Golf Association executive Amitesh Chandra said top golfers had registered and more would come in before registration closed tomorrow.

“We have around 17 teams confirmed,” Chandra said.

“Entries are closing on Wednesday and we expect around 25 teams to enter. There are more people calling in, but 25 is the maximum number of teams.

“It is a team event of four, hence there are a lot of teams that have professionals and elite amateur players.

Team Smugglers Cove is top seed as they have Abid Hussen, Barroon Hussein, Sulu Brooks and Jenice Hinton.

“It is an inaugural event with a great cause and the people of Fiji have always supported events of this nature and the response so far has been very encouraging.”

The school’s board chairman Howard Politini earlier invited corporate organisations to help.

Proceeds from the event would be used to help run the school which had been self-funding.

“Businesses and individuals have been very supportive by donating cash and prizes for the event and the organisers are very thankful for the support,” Chandra said.

Those who wish to donate to the cause could deposit their assistance in the bank account: Harland Deaf Trust Special Purpose Acct BSP 81846980.

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