Matteo Manassero has congratulated the emirate’s leading courses and institutions on efforts to promote the game at the grass roots level, following a coaching clinic ahead of the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship.

The 2010 Sir Henry Cotton Rookie of the Year played the 18th hole of the stunning National Course watched by dozens of junior golfers from Abu Dhabi Golf Club’s ‘Future Falcons‘ programme.

“The age of top professionals is decreasing all the time, so it is more important than ever to develop golfers of all abilities from younger ages,” said Manassero, an official Abu Dhabi Tourism Authority (ADTA) golfing ambassador.

“The Future Falcons initiative is proof that successful programmes are helping nurture tomorrow’s talent. Initiatives like this are key to producing home-grown players and it is great to see Abu Dhabi taking the initiative and embracing junior golf.”

ADTA has identified the Italian as a role model to drive forward the emirate’s international golfing credentials and encourage national Emirati youth to take up the sport.

Our Future Falcons are a key part of Abu Dhabi Golf Club’s strategy in growing the game of golf in the emirate,” added Ken Kosak, general manager of Abu Dhabi Golf Club.

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