A handover event at the Niue Golf and Sports Club was held this afternoon when Ministers of Cabinet Hon. Mona Ainuu and Hon. Sauni Tongatule officially handed over the keys to a green roller machine to the Golf and Sports club.
Club Secretary James Douglas said that the Club’s Executive committee was committed to improving their greens and fairways and so with the leadership of their President Charles Ioane they put through proposals to purchase a green roller. Through this proposal, the government provided support with a $10,000 grant funding.
While most of the cost of the equipment and shipping was carried by the Club, the Niue government contributed $10,000 towards the $27,000 total expenditure.
Douglas said, “Over the years Niue golf teams have struggled when competing at regional competitions such as the Pacific games because we are unfamiliar with the pace of those greens which are extremely fast”.
James Douglas says that Niue Golf Club is committed to improving their golf course through better management of the greens and fairways and this can only be achieved with the latest in modern equipment.
“Hopefully offering a challenging, well-manicured course to the public will encourage more membership, which is one of the Club’s goals to attract new members,” says Douglas.
James Douglas organised today’s event because their President Charles Ioane is currently overseas.