PNG golfers test out course in Vanuatu


Papua New Guinea’s golf team to the Mini Pacific Games in Vanuatu tested out at the Mele Golf and Country Club last Thursday under the guidance of their coach Nelson Gabriel.
Gabriel said training was going well and the team looked good as they fine-tuned their techniques in preparation for the games which begin on Wednesday with the medal play-off on Saturday.
They also had the opportunity to participate in a one-day competition organised by the local club.
PNG used that as a warm-up event for their Games competition.
Fiji, Tonga and hosts Vanuatu also participated in the event giving PNG a taste of the competition that they will be facing while also familiarising themselves with the course.
Despite patches of drizzling showers and high humidity, it did not dampen the spirits of the PNG golfers as they went through their routines.
There was no breeze on the course which was perfect for golfing as it allowed the players to have more control of the ball.
PNG’s female golfer Kristine Seko hopes the conditions during the competition this week would be the same when PNG took on other golfers from around the Pacific.
Meanwhile, the Papua New Guinea tennis team arrived on Friday night in Port Vila minus a member — Mark Gibbons — who had an injury during a tournament in Australia last week.
The Papua New Guinea weightlifting team arrived in Port Vila on Saturday night from New Caledonia while other sports are expected to join the rest of the team over the coming days.