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EGF Launch NJDP Foundation Squad

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Over the course of the 2015 – 2016 Golf Season the Emirates Golf Federation (EGF) and Golf DXB have created a partnership with the goal to introducing the game of golf to United Arab Emirates (UAE) Nationals. The incentive has been an enormous success in which approximately 3,000 UAE National children have been introduced to the game through in school taster sessions.

Drawing from the school taster sessions a surge of interest has led to the establishment of 5 classes (golf lessons) per week at The Track, Meydan Golf. These classes are exclusively for UAE Nationals, which are very well attended throughout the week. The classes’ focus on fundamental athletic movements and skill based activities that develop speed, balance, flexibility, stability and awareness. The lessons are than focused more on golf instruction with long game, putting and specific aspects of short game drills.

Based on the accomplishments of the introductory classes, the EGF and Golf DXB are excited to announce that we will be expanding on this season’s success with the introduction of the EGF National Junior Development Program (NJDP) Foundation Squad. This Foundation Squad has been formed on the basis of the dedication and development within the game of golf. The children on the Foundation Squad have shown tremendous enthusiasm, commitment, and focus for the game and have made great strides in the last 8 months. The group of 15 hand selected children will receive, technical instruction, golf specific fitness as well as on course playing lessons on a weekly basis.