Wellington Samoa Golf Academy youth, and the Samoa High Commissioner/Chair of the Academy at Shandon Golf Club in Petone
On Saturday 11th November 2017, the Samoa High Commission Golf Tournament was held at Shandon Golf Club in Petone where a donation of NZ$15,000 from Apia Concrete Products together with Pacific Direct Line and Golden Bay Cement (being the major sponsors) was presented to continue the important work of the Wellington Samoa Golf Academy. The High Commissioner’s Trophy plus travel and accommodation packages for Samoa were presented to the winners of the tournament with the Juniors having their own separate competition.
The ‘Wellington Samoa Golf Academy Incorporated’ (WSGAI) was established in 2013, under the umbrella of the Samoa High Commission through the vision of H.E Leasi Papali’i Tommy Scanlan, High Commissioner and Chair of the Academy for the purpose of teaching and promoting the game of golf to the children and youth of Samoan descent as part of the Samoa High Commission’s community work to our people and youth in Wellington, New Zealand.
The children earmarked for this program are from the ages of 4 to 17 years old with the key intention that they grow up to become professional golf players in the future and represent our country of Samoa in international tournaments.