Coltart praises Zimbabwe Golf Awards

Former Minister of Education, Sport, Arts and Culture - David Coltart, this week applauded the Zimbabwe Golf Awards Organising Committee for coming up with their own Golf Hall of Fame.

David Coltart in the middle waiving a hand.
David Coltart in the middle waiving a hand.

The event will be held this evening at the Rainbow Towers, mainly to celebrate 2013 golf excellence.

"Coming up with an event that honours golf is a positive move for our country and I am impressed with such progress. It shows that my efforts in the development of sporting events like golf, rugby and hockey are coming to fruition,” said Coltart.

“During my tenure in office, I made it clear that we needed a new approach to allow all citizens to participate in these sporting activities. We have to rally behind this executive. I have always said it's high time people understand that segregation has no place in this country."

ZGAOC chairman, Oliver Gwaze, recently clarified the objective of the awards.

"This is the first time, golf awards are being held and we expect the awards committee to start looking at the 2014 awards and to improve on the ones we are starting with,” said Gwaze.

"It is our intention to work on an ambitious programme of coming up with a Golf Hall Of Fame in the near future, providing golf with role models to inspire other Zimbabweans and promote exemplary sports personalities."

Categories available include Amateur Female Golfer of the Year, Amateur Male Golfer of the Year, Female Junior Golfer of the Year, Male Junior Golfer of the Year, Golf Development Programme of the Year as well as Corporate Recognition, the Golf Achievement and Life Time Golf Achievement among others.

The initiative will also reward individuals, the corporate world, communities and programmes that have achieved a constant high level record of golf service, assessing national golf performances, golf infrastructure and golf development programmes, while also providing a platform for promoting the image and popularity of the sport.

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