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Friday, 12 November 2021

Student golf development gains momentum

GET UP THERE: Sport Department held a Staff and Student Golf Day at the Bellville Golf Course. GET UP THERE: Sport Department held a Staff and Student Golf Day at the Bellville Golf Course.

With an immense mission to stimulate golf penchant amongst the CPUT community, the Sport Department held a Staff and Student Golf Day at the Bellville Golf Course recently.

Sport Development Officer, Quinton Summers said there was a significant focus in this event as, “We tried to create an opportunity for staff and students to exchange ideas and fellowship in a relaxed outdoor environment which has been lacking in recent times due to Covid-19.” In a day blessed with perfect weather for golf, sunny with a light breeze for 40 participants, consisting of 16 students and 24 staff members and all teams were able to tee off on time.

They all went through the holes nicely with some great shots on display. There was a stop at the halfway house where the teams were able to have lunch and interact a little before kicking off the second half of the day.  The teams then assembled at the clubhouse for networking and a prize giving session.

“It was overall a very well planned and joyful day,” said Mvuyisi Sigila a Sports Development Officer.

Summers said: We look to unearth the golf talent amongst our students and thereby create a data base of students who can be called upon for future golf events,” he continued.

“At this moment we are looking at growing an interest in golf. Next year we are hoping to have at least two students-only golf days and one corporate golf day which would serve as a fund-raising event.”

The department is striving to see more students to come on board and show an interest in future student golf days. All staff members should be alert for the corporate golf day which would be an opportunity for the Institution’s business partners to invest financially in the future of emerging CPUT students. “The day was enjoyed by the participants and organisers who, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, have not inter-acted on a social level in the workspace for nearly two years,” Summers remarked.

Written by Des