Local golfers aim to revive game

THE sport of golf in Namibia continues to play second fiddle to more established sport codes, such as football, rugby, cricket, athletics, netball and boxing, but it’s just a matter of time before golf takes its rightful place among the premier sport codes in the country. Around the globe, golf is one of the most watched sports and is ranked in 10th position in the world as the most popular sport with an estimated global following of 450 million. Its primary influence is in Western Europe, East Asia and North Africa. In Africa the sport is yet to take off in a major way, although Africa has produced some world class golfers, such as Gary Player, Ernie Els, Retief Goosen, Louis Oosthuizen, Bobbe Locke, Charl Schwartzel, David Frost, Trevor Immelman and Namibia’s own Trevor Dodds.