The Ukrainian Golf Federation held the Open Amateur Championship of Ukraine. These competitions last for three days and are considered the most important annual event of the golf season.
From July 10 to 12, golfers from all over the country gathered at the Superior Golf Club in Kharkiv.
Each participant showed decent results, the best – became winners. The winners of the Ukrainian Golf Championship 2020 receive sports titles and ranks, and the results of players are taken into account in the World Amateur Golf Ranking (WAGR) and in the National Ranking.
Ivan Malovychko won the national championship among men and Maria Fedorovych among women.
A special guest of the Championship was David Kearney, an international consultant of the Ukrainian Golf Federation for the development of this sport. He held master classes for coaches of the Federation, told how to use the innovative equipment TrackMan, which the Ukrainian Golf Federation purchased for the training of golfers.
2020 has become a year of change for Ukrainian golf. A number of innovations have been introduced to make the sport more accessible. Today the Federation is working on the development of children’s, women’s, junior and inclusive golf. The National Junior Golf Team was established, and the first Children’s and youth sports school of the Olympic golf reserve was opened in Ukraine.
“This year the Federation has focused on young people. Today, juniors are showing good results and are even ahead of adult golfers. We see the perspective of working with the younger generation. Therefore, we will continue to work on development, including children’s and youth golf. And we hope that in a few years Ukraine will have golfers who will worthily represent our country at world-class competitions, ” – said Vitaliy Khomutynnik, President of the Ukrainian Golf Federation.
Over the last year, the number of golfers in Ukraine has doubled. After the quarantine restrictions were eased, even more people joined golf, because golf is an outdoor game where the distance between athletes is maintained.
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