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Cristina Ionascu

The SNAG kit (“Start New at Golf”), costing €2,000, was generously sponsored by Commercial Bank, and allows schools to teach children the basics of golf in their sports halls or playgrounds. Professional golf instructors from Education City Golf Club will train the school’s PE teachers on how to deliver lessons to the students.

The sets are interactive and make learning golf quick and easy for students. Although brightly coloured and sized for children, the clubs are made of similar materials to regular golf equipment, and therefore teach the correct physics of the game. Macey and Hugo, Year 6 students at Doha College, had an ‘un-fore-gettable’ experience by being the first to have a ‘shot’ at the golf sets and had a ‘tee-riffic’ time, as well as their game visibly improving during their very first session.

Mr Braidwood explained how the programme will positively impact sports education in schools: “Education City Golf Club is delighted to be in partnership with CBQ on this important initiative that brings golf into schools. We are seeing more young people take up golf, following on from trying it in their PE lessons at school. The SNAG kits help children learn golf in a visual and interactive manner. We are excited to see Doha College receive the SNAG kit and introduce golf into their PE curriculum.”

“Doha College is grateful to have formed a long-standing, yielding partnership with Commercial Bank, who made possible the construction of our exceptional new campus. We have also formed a close partnership with Education City Golf Club, which is just next door to the College. Thank you both for creating a programme that will so clearly benefit our students,” stated Dr Steffen Sommer, Principal of Doha College.

Sport at Doha College has always been a huge focus, and the school has a great golfing tradition involving passionate students, alumni and staff. For this reason, the gift could not have come to a more appreciative community, who will make the most of its benefits.

  • British International School
  • Commercial Bank of Qatar
  • Doha College
  • Education City Golf Club
  • Education in Qatar
  • Golf in Qatar
  • Golf in School
  • International School in Doha
  • Learning Golf
  • Michael Braidwood
  • PE at Doha College