Golf under cover
First Belarusian indoor golf course opens opposite the Minsk-Arena Sports Complex
Training available at golf club at any weather
Three modern simulators enable amateur players to perfect their skills, while assisting professionals in their training sessions. Thanks to a clever computer programme, a player can choose a course from forty different countries. “This is an important event for golf development in Belarus. Due to our weather conditions, sportsmen can only train outdoors for several months a year. From now on, Belarusian golfers will be able to improve their skills all year round. It will also attract children with its mix of sports and computers,” said the Chairman of the Belarusian Golf Association, Vladimir Drazhin. Similar clubs are planned for other regional cities of Belarus.
The construction of the indoor golf course in Minsk involved foreign specialists. “In golf, it’s necessary to train all the time — otherwise, a sportsman will lose their ranking. Belarus has many snowy days, so an indoor club is the best option,” explains Robin Jacobs, a coach from the Netherlands, who is also a professional instructor at the Minsk club.
112 years after golf was included in the Olympic programme, competitions are scheduled for Rio de Janeiro. According to Mr. Drazhin, if they are properly prepared, Belarusian sportsmen will be able to compete for qualification in the 2020 Games.
By Kirill Karin