KARACHI : It was an endearing sight as dozens of orphans, aged five to 17, visited a golf course for the first time in their lives and fell in love with what many believe is one of the most difficult sports in the world.
The sprawling course of the picturesque Karachi Golf Club was a perfect backdrop for the golfing activity for the kids, since many now believe that golf is almost as much fun as cricket.
The invite from Asna Soban, CEO of United Global Solutions called 40 kids from Mashal orphanage who visited the KGC.
They attended a golfing clinic organised by Sindh Golf Association (SGA) coach Ghulam Baloch and then participated in a putting competition.
Talking about the golf clinic, Asna Soban said, “It was great to be here with the children of Mashal Orphanage today. We wanted them to have a good time playing golf. They are beautiful kids and I pray all their dreams come true. I have always had this passion for excellence in whatever endeavours I take up. United Global Solutions is yet another opportunity to put my passion into action.”
Sohail Shams, CEO United Marine Agencies said, “We have always supported golf and it’s great that more youngsters are coming up as good players nowadays.”
The children of Mashal, visiting for the very first visit time to KGC were in awe of the beautiful setting and golf itself.
“I cannot believe I’m at a golf club playing golf with a professional. This is so exciting,” said the 16-year-old Rashid, a resident of Mashal Orphanage.
A 10-year-old girl, Laila, excitedly shared: “I love to play with dolls but I also like outdoor games. It was so much fun to learn how to hold a club and putt. I even sank a putt, although it’s my first time. I really enjoyed myself and I would love to play golf again.”