Some of Jordan’s top current and past sports stars have come together in Aqaba to launch the ‘Living Golf’ Festival at the Ayla Resort, organised by the Jordan Golf Federation (JGF).
Olympic gold medalist, Ahmad Abu Ghaush, and his coach, Faris Al Assaf, were joined by the likes of football legends Rafat Ali and Hassuneh Al Sheikh, Basketball icon Ayman Deis, Olympic boxer Hussein Ishaish, World Kickboxing champion Udai Abu Hassweh as well as Triathlon stars Karina Othman and Mariam Shaban.
The festival aims to promote the sport to the wider Jordanian population and raise awareness for the opportunities available in the game here.
On the first day of the festival, the stars were introduced to the game and received top class coaching from coaches at the course.
Hani Al Abdullat, Jordan Golf Federation President, said: “By promoting the sport through our national stars, we are able to reach a whole new audience. It is also our way of saying thank-you to them for their efforts and achievements on behalf of Jordan.”
More activities are planned throughout the summer to continue to promote the game in Jordan.