The Chaguaramas Development Authority (CDA)yesterday hosted the closing ceremony for the successful students in another round of its Junior Golf Programme.
Held at the Chaguaramas Golf Club, some 160 students spanning 11 schools received trophies and certificates during the ceremony which was held at the Chaguaramas Golf Club.
The feature address was delivered by CDA's Line Minister, Pennelope Beckles-Robinson, Minster of Planning and Development, with remarks being done by Professor Frank Fraley, Head of the Worker Bee Institue in New York.
As part of the Worker Bee Institute, Fraley has been teaching golf to inner city youths in New York City and similar to the CDA's Programme, the Worker Bee programme exposes the game of golf to youths who may never have had the opportunity to explore the sport.
"With such a great alignment between these programmes, I was more than happy to assist with golfing equipment to the CDA's programme," said Fraley.
This term, a Beginner’s Programme and an Advanced Programme were conducted concurrently. The head coach, Stephen Bishop, indicated that these training sessions continue to be impactful on the lives of the students, sharpening their passion and willingness for the game, as well as enhancing their emotional intelligence, self-improvement techniques and problem solving skills.
It is further expected that students emerging from these programmes will have the opportunity to compete with other youth from various Golf Clubs in Trinidad and Tobago during friendly and competitive Junior Golf Tournaments.