Swarts humbled by AGC promotion
A local golfer has been chosen as vice president of the continental golf federation.
01 October 2020 | Sports
Marco Swarts; Vice president, AGC; “I am humbled.”
Marco Swarts was recently appointed as the vice president of the African Golf Confederation (AGC) Southern chapter.
According to Swarts who is the president of the Namibian Amateur Golf Union as well as the chairman of the Rössmund Golf Club, he is honoured by the accomplishment. “I am humbled,” said Swarts, who is also the corporate services and human capital manager of the Swakopmund municipality and former acting CEO of the town council.
Swarts was elected as an executive member of the AGC in Mauritius in October2019. After the resignation of the former vice president, Naadir Agherdien due to medical reasons, Swarts was elected to fill the vacant position.
According to Swarts, being surrounded by several experienced and passionate golf leaders will help him to develop golf on the continent.
“I will focus on the development of raw talent, especially in less well-off regions, with the assistance of the world controlling body, the Royal and Ancient Golf Club of Saint Andrews in Scotland. I will also play a part in assisting with the organising of amateur tournaments in Africa when the need arises.”
The AGC is an umbrella organisation which was formed in 2001 and is dedicated to promoting golf in Africa. The organisation, which is tasked to organise several regional events, is affiliated to the world governing body for golf, the Royal and Ancient Golf Club of Saint Andrews in Scotland.
Swarts was part of the Namibian national team that finished second, behind South Africa, at the Africa Region 5 Golf Tournament in 2019. He will serve as vice president until 2021, when the next congress to elect the leaders of the AGC takes place in Egypt.