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Singh hopes for more golf courses in Fiji

October 14, 2015 6:51 pm

Fijian golfer and former World Number 1, Vijay Singh hopes more golf courses will be built in the country to promote the sport.

The 52 year old, who will be competing in the Fiji International at Natadola Bay Championship Course in Sigatoka from today, believes building more golf courses in the country could be the key to attracting more players to the sport.

“It’s good to have junior programs, but you need to have a lot more golf courses as well. It has to be available for the young kids to play. I was at the Nadi golf course where I grew up and it’s not even a golf course anymore. So you need to build more golf course to be able to give kids the opportunity to go out there and play.”

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Singh will be among the 132 golfer who will take to the Natadola Course this morning (6am) for the Fiji International.

The tournament will end on Sunday and tickets are selling at $20 each while children under 16 years of age will be allowed in for free.

Fijians who attend will go into a lucky draw for a chance to win some great prizes, including a Fiji Rugby jersey signed by stars at the Fiji International such as Singh, Matt Kuchar, defending champion Steve Jeffries as well as Fiji 7s coach, Ben Ryan and captain, Osea Kolinisau.

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