February 15, 2022

After Covid-19 Disruption, What’s Next For Zim Golf?

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Chidochashe Manuwa

ZIMBABWE Golf Association (ZGA) President Martin Chikwana says his association is determined to elevate golf in the country.

This was the general position from the association’s stakeholders meeting held from the 11th to the 13th of February 2021 – the ZGA Strategic Plan for the next four years.

The meeting came after a difficult two years for the sport, a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.

“This has been three months in the making and the participation has been excellent,” Chikwana said.

“As ZGA, we are thankful that people managed to find time to sit down for the past three days and work out a road map for taking the sport forward.

” We are hoping that given the issues that have been put on the table, we should have a proper position in terms of where we are expecting Zimbabwe golf to be.”

The year 2020 and 2021 saw reduced competitions and programmes as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.

With the juniors also falling under ZGA and golf clubs also playing a big part, development programmes in the past two years suffered while most amateurs went on a sabbatical.

Some golf clubs that rely more on membership were affected during the period.

The crucial workshop to come up with the recovery plan was facilitated by Robert Mutsauki who placed immense focus on teamwork and consensus.

“We are here to put our ideas together in efforts to come up with the most relevant Strategic Plan for the ZGA,” said Mutsauki.

The finalised ZGA Strategic Plan for 2022-2026 will be released in the next few weeks.

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