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Golf: HSBC Future Lions target 800 new youngsters

23 July 2018 - 24   - 0

The HSBC Future Lions Golf Programme initiated last year in 5 locations around the country, namely Welisara, Kandy, Nuwara Eliya, Anuradhapura and Kilinochchi, with the participation of over 300 schoolchildren, seems to have almost come a full circle, said Dirk Flamer-Caldera a member of the ‘Future Lions’ organising sub-committee. 

The programmes in Welisara, Anuradhapura and Kilinochchi continued throughout the year, thanks to the generosity of the Sri Lanka Golf Union (SLGU), the Sri Lanka Armed Forces as well as the Kandy and Nuwara Eliya Golf Clubs which ably took over ownership of these programmes and conducted them with considerable success. 

Following on, a Novices tournament was held for the juniors of the Welisara, Anuradhapura and Kilinochchi academies in April. 

The team event was won by Kilinochchi and the best Individual Score was from Anuradhapura. 

The SLGU takes pride in the fact that, 4 promising kids from each of these 3 academies will travel to Colombo to participate in the HSBC International Tournament on August 1. 

The HSBC Future Lions Programme/The Schools Golf Development Programme will start afresh once more on July 27, with the addition of 3 new locations, namely Eagles Golf Links China Bay, Diyatalawa Army Golf Course and Shangri La Golf Course in Hambantota.

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