Several young participants took part in a golf training day ©Getty Images

The Senegalese Golf Federation (SGF) arranged a training day at the Golf de Saly hotel for aspiring talents with the Dakar 2026 Youth Olympic Games in mind.

Twenty-one young players were allowed to show off their skills with the opportunity to represent their country at the home Games on the horizon.

It was organised in collaboration with professional golfers and the participants came from three clubs - Saly Golf, Golf Club de la Pointe des Almadies and Golf Club Met Cap Skrirring.

Demba Niassy, the technical director of the SGF, suggested that the day is part of an immediate and long-term vision.

The Senegalese Golf Federation is looking to set up a
The Senegalese Golf Federation is looking to set up a "competitive" team for the Dakar 2026 Youth Olympic Games ©Getty Images

"This training is part of the short and long term and we are working to set up golf schools for the academies of Saly, Almadies, Technopôle and Cap Skrirring," he said, as reported by

He added: "There is the YOG (sic) Dakar 2026, which is coming and we are working in the long term to set up a competitive team which will be able to bring us satisfaction and which will be able to compete with other nations."

Niassy also indicated there is ambition to form a youth championship as the governing body seeks to popularise the sport in the country.

"We are here to better promote the discipline, certainly many Senegalese see golf as a bourgeois sport, this is why the federation often organizes (sic) days open doors to explain that golf is a complete sport and that it can be practiced without having means," he remarked.