Through Tomy Rigouleau
Published on 27 Nov 21 at 13:22
At the place referred to as Levant de Carpète, golf fans have not abandoned the Marmande course.
The sports activities affiliation of Golf Marmandais, supervisor of the website which belongs to the municipality, even recorded a slight enhance in its members in contrast to 2019. A state of affairs which is defined by a speedy resumption of this sporting follow which takes place in the open air and the place barrier gestures are naturally revered, however which nonetheless struggles to retain a youthful viewers.
“A time-consuming sport”
For its president, Gilles Moullé, the golf drawback is quite simple: “It’s a very time-consuming sport. A game or a competition requires between 4 and 6 hours on average ”.
An further problem in capturing an lively and younger viewers. Because if golf can rapidly turn out to be “very addictive”, Gilles Moullé admits, “for children, it is not as fun as a game of football or rugby”. Of the 321 licensees in the affiliation, solely about twenty are beneath 18 years outdated.
Golf is very instructional for kids. It is a faculty of humility.
It have to be mentioned that there is no scarcity of concepts to arouse the curiosity of the youngest. In addition to the problem organized by the French Golf Federation which permits golf colleges to compete in opposition to one another by way of completely different small video games, ASGM has elevated initiatives to entice younger licensees to its golf college accessible from the age of 7: college golf developed in partnership with the sports activities providers of the Town Hall, initiation days a number of instances a yr or the generalization of the match-play components which permits two gamers to play. confront.
“Expanding the golf school is an objective, explains Gilles Moullé, we are training the golfers of tomorrow”. It is additionally attainable to take classes with a trainer on Wednesdays and Saturdays.
From leisure to competitors
For older youngsters, the discovery of golf can be executed thanks to a newbie package deal arrange this yr which incorporates golf classes with an expert who practices inside the affiliation.
Beyond this leisure follow which permits license holders who’re members of the affiliation to have the opportunity to entry the course all yr spherical, the ASGM additionally has two males’s groups and a senior girls’s crew who as soon as once more participated in the nationwide championships and regional.
“We also organize, within our association, several sponsored competitions each year which are intended to be very convivial” specifies Gilles Moullé.
A follow tailored according to the needs of every one to profit from the golf course the place one could make ten kilometers of stroll in a component with 18 holes. A superb compromise for relaxed out of doors sports activities.
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