By Fernando Ravsberg

golfHAVANA TIMES — US and Spanish golfers have pledged to support the creation of a Cuban national golf federation. The question is should the National Sports Institute dedicate part of its meager budget to finance the practice of an expensive sport that almost no one plays in Cuba?

The Spanish ambassador to Havana, Juan Francisco Montalban, acknowledged that “today golf is an emerging sport in Cuba, but certainly soon will have champions and be inserted in the island’s sports tradition.” He recalled that Antonio Castro Soto del Valle (son of Fidel Castro) was a winner at an international tournament held in Varadero in 2013.

6 thoughts on “A Cuban Golf Federation?

  • Using her logic we should ban competitive sailing, a truly expensive sport. Or how about hockey? That equipment is very expensive. Bicycle racing? Do you know what one of those bicycles go for? Many thousands at the very least. Comparatively, golf is rather inexpensive. Perhaps she will ad these other sports to her “stupid” list as well.

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