ZGU urges Livingstone Golf club to reconcile
Livingstone, July 8,ZANIS—–Zambia Golf Union (ZGU ) president Charles Mwanza has called on the Livingstone golf club management officials to reconcile for the growth of the club.
He stressed on the need for management officials to bury their differences so that the club could benefit from tournaments and grow.
He said the club deserves to be the best in the country.
“We want to commend the golf club for the work it has done for making the course playable,” he said.
ZANIS sports reports that Mwanza said this last night at Livingstone golf club during a golf tournament.
The club has been embroiled by misunderstandings which has in turn made the club to be inactive.
He said it is unfortunate that tourists have been playing golf in a named neighbouring country and not in Zambia.
Mwanza said the focus was to make the course playable and move to the next step.
He said there is no resort town without a golf course and that the Livingstone golf club is vital for tourism.
He called on the golfers to come to the aid of the club for the development of the sport.
He said there is need to make it a success, and called on the need to invite all more club members.
He urged the members to recruit new members that would bring value to the people.
Mwanza said the golf union has informed the ministry of sports on the dilemma of the Livingstone golf club through the national sports council.
He said union is confident the ministry will act on the dilemma that `the club is facing.
“The ministry is keen to see that the club can operate again, we have written to the ministry to highlight the challenges of the club,” he said.
He said the union has got an aggressive programme for the juniors.
He said the juniors are the ones that are travelling and that the juniors are being given transport to transport to travel to the country.
He said the club don not pay for individuals but for they travel on their own expenses.
He said golf is not a cost but it adds value to the society.
“We must know that golf is not just for the rich but for the ordinary people,” he said.
And Livingstone golf club general secretary Brian Mwamba said he is impressed with the turn out for the tournament.
The tournament attracted participants from all parts of the country and Zimbabwe.