The membership of GIGA, primarily based at Porticcio, lastly sees the finish of the tunnel with the resumption of competitions at the starting of the summer season. Even although the golf is undoubtedly one in all the sports activities disciplines who suffered the least throughout this disaster, this reunion on the inexperienced is eagerly awaited.
The tone is much less alarmist than in different sports activities constructions. The figures are much less worrying, on the facet of GIGA, a golf membership situated at the entrance to Porticcio, on the south shore of Ajaccio. It have to be mentioned that the self-discipline which is practiced in the open air, has benefited, at the nationwide stage, from the restrictive measures imposed on different sports activities, specifically these that are normally performed indoors.
Thus, golf, with its feeling of freedom, rapidly attracted new followers. It have to be mentioned that the self-discipline didn’t stay inaccessible for lengthy. “After a month of November 2020 at a standstill, it was one of the first sports to be deconfined. By respecting the barrier gestures and the sanitary protocol, we were able to find an activity quite quickly ”, defined Yoann Chartier, the technical advisor and coach of GIGA.
A steady variety of licensees
Faced with the closure of different constructions, athletes didn’t hesitate to take an curiosity in the small ball. “Golf is an outdoor sport where there is a feeling of freedom. We move in the open air, on fairly large surfaces. It didn’t take much more to attract new followers in these times of restrictions ”, mentioned the coach of the island membership. This is how new licensees have landed close to Porticcio. However, different golfers lacked motivation in the absence of competitors and their attendance was affected. “In the end, it was therefore balanced on the number of club members”, mentioned the technician of GIGA which has practically 370 licensees.
In phrases of sport, the yr which has simply handed was nonetheless fairly poor. Indeed, if golfers may indulge their ardour, they might solely observe coaching and extra. “It was just a hobby for adults. As for the children, we could only accommodate in group lessons those who were enrolled in the golf school ”, added Yoann Chartier. But the newest authorities bulletins have led to some good prospects for the future and specifically the return of outside competitions. Golf will due to this fact take the alternative to restart its calendar.
The Corsican championships in September
The Corsican championships have due to this fact been scheduled for subsequent September. But earlier than that, the island licensees must be again on the inexperienced in a number of weeks. “We are going to do a little animation between the members of the club next weekend. But the real return to competition will take place from mid-June. And, as for the GIGA, our first tournament will take place at the end of June. The curfew will, at that time, be passed to 11 p.m. This will allow us to extend the duration of the competition and to welcome license holders and their accompanying persons in more flexible conditions ”, mentioned the membership’s technical advisor.
If the GIGA was not completely affected by the well being disaster, it stays nonetheless weakened, like the entire world of sport. The lack of income, specifically normally linked to the holding of competitions, shouldn’t be uncared for. “We will therefore have to optimize the performance over the next few months. The end of the summer risks being particularly busy with many competitions which are planned ”, concluded Yoann Chartier.