The learning time began in June 2023 at the PGA Golf Academy, Lahore Garrison Greens Golf Club when PGA-Punjab Golf Association commenced its Summer Camp Golf Activity for selected juniors.

Conducted by the coaching team comprising of M. Matloob, an accomplished golf professional and a golf coach of standing, backed by his trained team members Zahid Sultan, Zain ur Rehman, Usman Ali, Muhammed Saqib and Nadeem Aslam.

Winners of the Summer Camp Golf Activity held at the PGA Golf Academy, Lahore Garrison Greens Golf Club, Pakistan – PGA/Allsportspk

Members of the coaching camp numbered 28 and included 14 boys with good golf playing skills, eight boys with intermediate skills and six girls with a combination of good and intermediate skills. 

Training sessions spread over eight weeks and the skills of the participants came to light in the course of the two days PGA Juniors Golf Competition that was held at Lahore Garrison Course. For most of them this was the first competition of their golfing life and they proved how well they had devoted their energies and grasped the technical skills necessary for furthering their golfing lives.

The top performer in the age bracket under 19 was Shamir Majid of American School of Academics who played admirably well, hitting his tee shots with stirring precision and avoiding any major blemish or error. Noticeable was his confidence and at no stage in the competition did he appear nervous or edgy. His steadiness helped him to capture the first gross  position with a score of gross 74.

Other performers in this age category were Ahmed Ibrahim (Lahore Grammer School) and Muhammd Ibrahim (Beacon House School). Ahmed Ibrahim emerged as winner of second gross  position with a gross score of 76 while third gross  position was secured by Muhammed Abdullah. This talented and perhaps the fittest one had a score of gross 77.

The luminous one in age bracket under 14 was Zaid Umer (LGG). During the contest Zaid Umer excelled through superior play which yielded a winning score for him. With a round of gross 78 he won the first gross position. His nearest adversary was Mashkoor Hussain who was successful in ending up as runner up, his score being gross 89. Third gross  was won by Wahaj Amjad with a score of gross 97.

Top performer in Girls Category was Bushra Fatima (Lahore American School) while second position holder was Hadia Usma (LGG) and Adeena Ataullah (Lahore American School) was third gross.Net section performers were Aliha Amjad, first net, Ayezah Amin, second net and Areej Atif, third net.

Based on the intentness  of the PGA Team, each participant was awarded a certificate of participation plus a Participation reward of Rs 15,000 which represented an enchanting happening for the kids.

Vice President of Punjab Golf Association, Raja Asif Mehdi awarded prizes to the trainee children of golf who hopefully will become national flag bearers.


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