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Junior Golf Clinic
All children between the ages of 5 to 17 are invited for this exciting
opportunity. Come and learn the game of GOLF by joining the
Beginners class or continue to develop your skills in the Intermediate
and Advanced classes. Classes are scheduled to start on Saturday
May 2nd 2015.
Saturday 18th April 2015
Saturday 25th April 2015
Chaguaramas Golf Course
Intermediate & Advance
• Registration fee includes a polo, cap and tuition for 7 training
sessions and one tournament session.
• Limited spaces open for Beginners class.
• Register early.
• Coaches for the clinic: Stephen Bishop ,Clyde Yearwood, Robert
Mc Kenna, Scott Anderson,
Assistant putting coach: Curtis Moses
• Youth Coordinator: Vinod Balbirsingh (685-9802)
Assistant to the Youth Coordinator : Curtis Moses (750-2310) 0416049
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One of the positives of the
Olympic Committee s (TTOC)
education and affiliate member
capacity building strategy is the
increasing awareness within the
local movement that much more
can be done in respect of improv-
ing the management, governance
and administration of sport.
Within recent years the demand
to attend the sport administration
courses has increased exponen-
Last year, the TTOC held its first
advance sport management course.
This year the course has been over-
The TTOC also offers mediation
and arbitration support if and
A consequence of the increased
demand for the TTOC courses is
growing requests for the TTOC to
conduct sport specific sport man-
agement, governance and advisory
The TTOC over the years has
always been seen as a major stake-
holder in the local sport system.
It is therefore not farfetched for
the TTOC to be seen as an invalu-
able resource that can be called on
to address problems and issues.
Given its access to both local
and foreign expertise in a number
of functional areas it may very well
be time for the TTOC to prioritise
the use of its global network to
support the increased demands for
The need for information,
insight and analysis for the local
sport sector is an urgent priority.
The real world isn t waiting.
Change is occurring daily. For
national sport organisations and
governing bodies to keep up, a
quantum leap forward is required---
not forward into the future---but
forward into today s world.
We have an absolutely wonderful
story to tell the world through
sport. But because so many of us
are being held back by outdated
methods and thinking the true
reality of the enormous potential
and opportunities can t be realised.
It s not and never was a guessing
game. In the past we may have
been able to get away but now
given the ready access to infor-
mation its hard if not near impossible
to fool some of the people some of the
time far less all the people all of the
There are significant opportunities
waiting to be explored. This is not the
time for hesitancy. We have to go for
it. We have to seek out the information,
knowledge and the intelligence, make
informed choices, ask the right ques-
tions and create the right answers.
It s in this context that the TTOC
must leverage its access to international
resources and institutions to bring a
positive contribution to the manage-
ment, marketing and governance in
The issues and topics that are high
on the global sports agenda must be
addressed not after the fact but in
advance. We shouldn t wait until sit-
uations become far advanced to address
In setting new standards we must
champion and be in the vanguard of
change. The goal should be to transform
local sport through innovation and
excellence in every area, be it sports
marketing, digital media, brand devel-
opment, event management and spon-
It s high time we stop playing at sport
and get serious about the opportunities
Implementing strategic shifts will
require identifying those who will lose
the most from the strategic shift as
those individuals or groupings will make
every effort to derail openly or silently
any effort at making a strategic shift
It is never easy to execute a strategic
shift, and doing it with limited resources
is even more difficult.
A critical strategic success factor is
addressing the obstacles and hurdles.
Brian Lewis is the President of the
Olympic Committee (TTOC). The
views expressed are not necessarily
those of the TTOC.
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'The need for
and analysis for the
local sport sector is an
urgent priority. The
real world isn't waiting.
Change is occurring
daily. For national sport
governing bodies to
keep up, a quantum
leap forward is
into the future---but
forward into today's
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