US Kids Foundation begins local Golf coaches' training

US Kids Foundation begins local Golf coaches' training
Alyssa Jamal, the overall Girl winner at the eighth leg of the Safaricom Junior Golf tournament at Nyali Golf Club.

The training program, a partnership between Safaricom and US Kids Foundation, launched in October aims to encourage all local coaches to train young golfers

The US Kids Foundation has this week began its regional training for local golf coaches at the Nyali Golf Club, Mombasa. 

The training program, a partnership between Safaricom and US Kids Foundation, launched in October aims to encourage all local coaches to train young golfers and encourage other young people to join the sport. 

Jim Hardy, the US Kids Foundation Senior Director in charge of golf development has noted that the aim of the program is to develop young golfers into elite players. 

"The country has great potential in growing and developing golf. This training will equip local coaches with knowledge and skills to train young people in the sport and develop them into elite players," Hardy said.


Hardy added that the program has begun in Mombasa but they are looking to go to other counties. 

"We have started with the Coast region, and we will be proceeding to other regions including Nairobi, Western, Mt. Kenya, and Rift Valley."

The training program is a partnership between Safaricom, Junior Golf Foundation, and US Kids Foundation. 

Early this year, Safaricom launched the Safaricom Golf Tour with the aim of helping upcoming junior golfers become professional and ready for the 2028 Olympics. 

US Kids Foundation previously partnered with The Junior Golf Foundation in 2021, on a three-day training program at the Muthaiga Sports Club, and trained a total of 40 local golf coaches.