A workshop, titled ‘Knowledge Sharing on Golf Reporting’, was recently held at the Kurmitola Golf Club (KGC) ahead of the AB Bank Bangladesh Open.
Organized jointly by the Bangladesh Golf Federation, KGC and TheGolfHouse, the workshop discussed the technicalities and rules of golf as well as different aspects of reporting on the game, be it for the print media or electronic media.
With the AB Bank Bangladesh Open in sight, the idea of the workshop was to give the journalists a better understanding of the game and eliciting the nuances of golf reporting, something which is still at a rudimentary stage in our country.
The panel of speakers featured Brigadier General Abidur Reza Khan (Retd), Chairman, Tournament Committee, KGC, Samiur Rahman, Sub Editor of Daily Kaler Kantho,
Shajahan Kabeer, Staff Reporter of Kaler Kantho, Bodiuzzaman Milon, Senior Reporter of Daily Prothom Alo, Shamsul Arefin, Senior Reporter of Ekattor Television, and Lieutenant Colonel (Retd) Abdul Bari, General Manager, golf operations, KGC.
Mr. Abidur Reza delivered a brief speech on the basics of the game, including equipments, rules and the course.
Mr. Samiur focused on preparation for reporting on golf that is which tools can be used to prepare better for reporting on golf while Mr. Shajahan elicited scoring on golf, which is a bit of a challenging thing to those who do not have the understanding of the game.
Mr. Bodiuzzaman discussed the importance of engaging readers with golf through stories that do talk about things beyond birdies and bogeys. Mr. Arefin touched on how to make golf a sellable product to an audience which does not have too much knowledge about the game.
Mr. Bari concluded the session by eliciting on the ways reporters and photographers can do their job in a better and more effective way without causing lapses of concentration to golfers.
TheGolfHouse Founder & Editor Nazrul Hosen Ayon conducted the session.