Fiji wants to host a leg of the Professional Golfers Association (PGA) tour next year at the renowned Intercontinental Golf and Spa Resort at Natadola says the Minister for Youth and Sport Commander Viliame Naupoto.
He made the comments while opening the Nadi Inter Primary School Golf Competition at the Novotel Golf Course in Nadi today.
“We are going to meet with the PGA next week to put our bid to host a leg of the PGA Tour which will see the top golfers playing for the very first time in Fiji,” he told the students.
“Golf is a very big sport around the globe and we are very proud to have the Fiji flag also flying high in the golfing world thanks to our very own former World number 1 – Vijay Singh.”
The golf course in Natadola was designed by Vijay Singh himself.
The Minister who is a golfing enthusiast himself told the students some important lessons that the sport of golf teaches.
“It teaches you to be honest, discipline and instills in you integrity. It’s not a noisy sport and it also promotes good sportsmanship as you will see competitors acknowledging good shots,” the Minister said.
“However, winning is not on the cards it is a bonus – what you need to do is to give your best every time you do something just like in school.”