AIMing for the course

24 October 2006

AIM and swing: Robyn Nefdt of the GSB contemplates her chances of hitting the ball.

Aspiring golfers took a swing at learning the game at a Golf Day Clinic organised by the Graduate School of Business (GSB) at the Metropolitan Golf Course in Green Point on October 14.

An assortment of GSB staff and their friends and families took to the golf course and learned the basics of putting, chipping and swinging under the watchful eye of golf coaches from the Professional Golfing Association (PGA).

The golf clinic was an initiative by part-time students on the GSB's Associate in Management (AIM) programme class to help budding golfers develop their game while raising funds to sponsor an AIM student for 2007.

AIM prepares high-potential emerging managers and leaders to move into and through junior management by developing skills and knowledge, financial fluency and personal confidence.

"It's the norm each year that the AIM class raises funds to assist students from disadvantaged backgrounds," explained Sisanda Tsolekile, the 2006 recipient of the bursary. "This year we figured we should organise a golf clinic that would at least give people some basic skills to participate in this year's GSB Golf Day."

The annual GSB golf day was held on October 20.

"Besides raising funds, the event is also to create awareness of the game of golf and the networking opportunities that come with it," said Kaylene Norman, GSB marketing and event co-ordinator.

Although it became clear that golf is not as easy as it looks, most of the participants agreed that they had learned something.

For those who didn't, the whisky tasting session that followed provided some comfort.

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