16 February 2021

Qatar Golf Association program to groom juniors

By Armstrong Vas

DOHA (QAT): Qatar national team chief coach Hassan Benrokiya said that the Qatar Golf Association (QGA) has implemented several coaching programs to develop the sport in the country.

“I would like to thank QGA for focusing on a junior program. We have a very talented group. I think they will be ready to compete. Hopefully, Qatar will have a top player soon,”  Hassan said at the Doha Golf Course.

“My dream is to see one Qatari golfer playing at a high level and playing in some of the top events of the world.”

He added that a lot of promising players are coming through the ranks after they receive training under QGA coaching program.

For the record, Qataris Jaham Jassim Al Kuwari, Ali Abdulla Al Shahrani, Saleh Ali Al Kaabi and Abdulrahman Abdulla Al Shahrani have already brushed shoulders with some of the top players at the CBQ Qatar Masters.

A number of Qatar national team players will take part in the Qatar Open, a prelude to the CBQ Qatar Masters.

“Irrespective of their performance in the Qatar Open, three Qatari golfers have been awarded wild card by the European Tour for the Qatar Masters,” said Mike Shouriey, Technical Director at QGA.

Hassan also exuded confidence that the Qatar Open will serve as a good preparation for the Qatari golfers.

The Qatari golfers have gained in confidence after taking part in the past European Tour event, which will be held at the Education City Golf Course between March 11-14.

“We always try to give our best player a wild card entry into the Qatar Masters. This is a very good opportunity for them to compete with the best. They have the level to compete and Insha Allah they’ll get good results in the coming years,” added Hassan.