The Jordan Olympic Committee’s (JOC) strategy of investing long term in young talent has been highlighted this week after it threw its backing behind 12-year-old Jordan golf protégé Shergo Kurdi.
The youngster, based in the UK, has been winning tournaments since he was just seven, and last year alone he won 18 tournaments. He also won a tournament in Amman on his first attempt in 2011.
Now the JOC, under the Presidency of HRH Prince Feisal Al Hussein, has backed a plan that will develop the youngster’s talent all the way through to the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo.
“It is important to plan long-term and the JOC is delighted to be working with the Jordan Golf Federation to hopefully bring Shergo lots of success in the coming years,” said Lana Al Jaghbeer, JOC Secretary General.