Grow Well Junior Golf Programme Enters Week No. 2

Weather permitting, the action continues at the Sandals Golf and Country Club in Cap Estate today (Monday 27th July) when 20 aspiring young golfers from Grow Well Junior Golf Programme (GWJGP) enters week No.2, the event is in collaboration with Sandals.

Saint Lucia future golfers (Photo: CN)

The GWJGP is now into its 10th year and has introduced the game of golf to more than 100 youths from Gros Islet and its environs, providing professional lessons to not only help the juniors improve their golf skills, but help to create future productive citizens who contribute to their communities.

Young golfers in action on Thursday (Photo- CN)

On Thursday 23rd July, despite a light shower, it was not long enough to dampen the spirit of the junior golfers and their enthusiastic coach. Coach Henix started the morning with a five-minute meditation session. It was an unusual start to the day and seemed highly appreciated by all the golfers.

Thursday been the final day of Week 1 everyone went on the course, much to their delight, especially the new players who could finally put it all together — all that they had been having fun learning on the driving range and on the putting green.

Celina John had an impressive day; the young prioncesses takea time out for a photo moment (Photo- CN)

According to Grow Well Co-founder/Director Collen Newman, “At the end of the day, Rayshorn Joseph spoke on behalf of the golfers, thanking Coach Henix Joseph and Coach Cliff Alcide, and our monitors, Mary Sidoine and Ms St. Luce. He also encouraged a round of applause for Simone Skinner and Sandals management team on a great day on the course”.

The young ladies are not far behind, they continue to make progress (Photo- CN)

Colleen said, “The three days worked out so well that we asked Sandals management for the same 3-day schedule for the second week. So, today (Monday 27th) red shirts, Tuesday 28th blue and white, and Thursday 30th, green. Let’s golf and have fun!”.

Coach Henix Joseph having a talk with the young golfers

Meanwhile, the 20 participants are reminded to bring along their short personal essay on this year’s theme “Ambition”.

Anthony De Beauville is The VOICE Publishing Company’s multi-award winning sports journalist. He works closely with a number of sports federations including the Department of Youth Development and Sports, the Saint Lucia Olympic Committee and other organizations.

He covers and contributes articles highlighting the areas of international, regional, national, community based clubs and schools sporting activities. There is never an off day as he stays busy... Read full bio...

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