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Texila American University (TAU), in its pursuit to provide the best education possible, partnered with the Guyana Golf Association and Nexgen Golf Academy. This partnership will allow TAU to provide its students and alumni access to the sport.
The Nexgen Golf Academy was also present at Texila’s Career Day on 28th August 2021. They introduced the sport to students and other attendees during the event. The Career Day offered the opportunity for students to learn about potential employers and interact with them. Students also got the chance to explore extracurricular activities like Archery, Yoga, Table Tennis, and Golf.
Besides the events mentioned above, COVID vaccination, blood drives, career counseling recruitment opportunities, and motivational seminars also took place.
Jesvin Pradeep, a TAU spokesperson, expressed his delight about Nexgen Golf Academy’s program. The game has proven to increase focus and mental acuity, and it offers networking opportunities, too, he said. He also mentioned that students and doctors need the stress relief that Golf provides.
Building on what Mr. Pradeep said, Golf does help strengthen your brain and cardiovascular system. Although a low-impact sport, the game needs you to participate in physical activity, chasing a ball for several hours.
The President of the GGA commented that the sport had seen an increased interest from medical professionals recently, and the GGA is looking to develop a program to take the sport to higher education students.
As a result of this partnership, TAU’s students and alumni can now pay a preferential rate at Nexgen Golf facilities. They also get the chance to participate in inter-collegiate tournaments.
Improved heart health, brain stimulation, weight loss, stress reduction, improved REM sleep, and low injury are all benefits of playing Golf. TAU wants its students to have the best opportunities in all domains, both academic and non-academic.
Golf has seen tremendous growth in Guyana since the GGA launch, just over a year ago. The GGA has been donating millions of dollars worth of equipment to schools in various regions of Guyana and has also held two Junior Golf Camps. They have also announced the commencement of training for 50 physical education teachers in the different regions. It is an effort to expand the game.
Dr. Joaan Deo, the Head Coach at NGA, said that she was glad to the extent to which the sport has grown. The young professional golfer mentioned that she looks forward to working with TAU, teaching the students a new skill.