Budding Sergio Garcias of the future were given a golfing lesson of a lifetime at the Commercialbank Qatar Masters – courtesy of the Spanish superstar himself… and fellow golfing greats Darren Clarke, Ernie Els and tournament leader Retief Goosen.
Around 30 youngsters of all ages from the Qatar Golf Association Academy and the charitable Oilmen’s Academy were treated to a series of tips and tutorials, lessons and laughs from four giants of the game who between them have won five Majors and seven Ryder Cups.
“There are definitely a lot more lessons available to kids than when we were growing up fifty years ago,” joked Goosen, who currently leads the tournament with Australia’s Richard Green. “But it’s good to see so many youngsters interested in golf and there are definitely some good swings out there.”
While Garcia and Goosen taught their group how to hit the ball clean and straight, Clarke and Els were busy teaching the basics of the short game and bunker play. Later the two groups swapped places as the youngsters and their parents enjoyed an afternoon that will live with them forever.