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Sports stars launch ‘Living Golf’ festival in Aqaba

By JT - Mar 25,2018 - Last updated at Mar 25,2018

AMMAN — 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, a statement by the Jordan Olympic Committee said on Sunday.

Olympic gold medalist, Ahmad Abu Ghaush, and his coach, Faris Al Assaf, were joined by the likes of football stars 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 inform them of the opportunities available in the game in the Kingdom, according to the statement.

On the first day of the festival, the stars were introduced to the game and received “top class” coaching from coaches at the course, the statement said. 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.”

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