JGA to spend less on f lights, more on devel­op­ment

Jamaica Gleaner - - SPORT - Da­nia Bogle Se­nior Gleaner Writer

AS OF next year, some mem­bers of Ja­maica’s con­tin­gent to the Caribbean Clas­sic Cham­pi­onships event will have to con­trib­ute to the cost of their travel as the Ja­maica Golf As­so­ci­a­tion (JGA) looks to re­fo­cus its funds on the devel­op­ment of the sport.

Ear­lier this month, the JGA sent out an email to its mem­bers ad­vis­ing them that the cost of send­ing teams to the var­i­ous events around the re­gion was plac­ing a “tremen­dous strain” on the as­so­ci­a­tion.

“Of all the rev­enues col­lected, over 90 per cent is spent on send­ing teams to com­pete in var­i­ous cham­pi­onships. This leaves lit­tle, or noth­ing, for devel­op­ment of the sport, which is a ma­jor pri­or­ity.

“The ex­ec­u­tive has made a de­ci­sion that mem­bers of the teams se­lected to par­tic­i­pate in the Caribbean Clas­sic Cham­pi­onships will have to con­trib­ute to the cost of play­ing in these cham­pi­onships,” the email said.

JGA Hon­orary Sec­re­tary Fred Suther­land told The Gleaner that the men who com­pete in the Ho­er­man Cup and women who qual­ify for the ladies team will not have to pay their own way. This amounts to ap­prox­i­mately six men and four women.

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LUD­LOW BERNARD

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