… A one-on-one tourney begins on Feb. 6
ONE of the region’s leading airlines, Copa Airlines, recently embarked on a major marketing and promotion deal with NexGen Golf Academy, as the Guyana Golf Association (GGA) looks to its upcoming efforts.
This partnership will see the big airline flag flown over many of Guyana’s upcoming golf events and programs.
Following the recent start of the partnership, Copa General Manager Camille Hackett said, “Our relationship with NexGen Global and Mr Hussain has seen a tremendous positive impact in the development of the sport, and the steps taken to include women and children in sports The game has given us the assurance that this is the right step for Copa Airlines to take to provide the necessary support it and the golf association need. ”
GGA / NexGen Hussain Golf Academy president was alert in his praise to Commercial Coordinator Nadine Oudkerk and Sales Executive Christopher Ferrell whom he credited with the venture to join to help develop the sport in Guyana.
“This progressive team saw the niche for growth and without hesitation did everything possible to ensure we could form a sustainable partnership that will see as many as 3 000 new people open to the game over the next twelve months.”
This year, as part of this exciting partnership, many activities and events for new players and school children will be run away by NexGen Golf Academy, Guyana Golf Association, and the Ministry of Education’s Related Arts Unit, where participants will have the opportunity to play and learn and in doing so, reap many rewards simply by participating in a COVID-19 compliant activity.
Ms Oudkerk said: “The prestigious first quarter event will be a great Hole-in-One competition, where the winner will receive a round-trip ticket to any destination in America where Copa Airlines flies (travel must be completed by specific dates and some restrictions apply).
The activity will take place at the Academy on Woolford Avenue starting on February 6 and all the players have to do is dig the ball in one shot to win the amazing prize – a dream trip to ‘ the destination of their choice.
“We expect this will encourage many people to come out to take part and Copa Airlines staff will be on hand at many of these activities to support NexGen Golf and Guyana Golf Association and answer any questions people may have. about our services and destinations, ”said Sales Executive Christopher Ferrell.
According to Hussain, 2021 will be a banner year for golf as interest in the sport has risen to new levels and several major developments are planned.
“With the construction of the 18-hole Championship golf course in Maraiko Bay underway and at least three more courses in the pipeline, Guyana will soon become a golf destination and that means great news for tourism, hotels, airlines and other service providers.
Golfers are among the top spenders in the tourism industry on average around US $ 3 950 per golfer on a golf trip, and adding to the fact that most golfers love living close to or on a golf course, property value tends to increase by 30% or more wherever courses are built. ”
Hussain said the partnership with Copa Airlines and the development of Maraiko Bay along with other golf communities is the path to new wealth for Guyanese investors and homeowners. Guyana will be in a position to compete internationally and even at Olympic level in a short space of time.
To find out more about the Hole-in-One tournament or any golf activity at NexGen Golf Academy, check out Facebook or call 645-0944.