Today in Ashgabat with the assistance of the President of Turkmenistan the country's first golf club has been open.
During the ceremony Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov struck with a club symbolical first blow to a ball, marking the beginning of a rich life of the Ashgabat golf complex.
As the head of the state has told at the opening ceremony, in an extreme antiquity Turkmens competed in a game chilik, reminding golf. This game develops dexterity and speed of reaction, attentiveness and coordination, develops strategic thinking, strengthens health.
Works on a construction of golf club were carried out by sole proprietor company "Myradym" on which account is the construction of sport center of Avaza on the Caspian Sea Coast. Project and consulting works were carried out by the Nicklaus design company of the USA.
It is noted also that the 18-hole golf field organically fitted into a natural landscape of the foothills. The new complex occupying over 70 hectares together with fields is constructed in a southwest part of the capital of Turkmenistan, near Yyldyz hotel.
Today the President of Turkmenistan and the head of Nicklaus group of companies Jack Nicklaus have discussed the prospects of interaction in the field of sport.
D. Nicklaus has confirmed interest of the group of companies headed by him and in general business circles of the USA in strengthening of mutually advantageous business connections with Turkmenistan.
As the President of Turkmenistan has emphasized, this sports game develops coordination of movement and endurance, disciplines, promotes concentration of attention and also strengthening of an organism as provides long stay in the fresh air. Besides, golf gives to the person a chance to become closer to the nature as trainings and competitions take place on the special fields created in harmony with the environment.
Noting availability of favorable prospects for development of golf in the country, the head of the state has charged to the chairman of the Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs of Turkmenistan A. Dadaev to construct golf club in the National tourist area Avaza taking into account specifics of the sea resort.