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James to debut at the Pacific Games

Vagi James is not new to the golf scene as he has been playing since he was ten, but this will be his first time to take his golf club in Honiara in November.

The twenty-four-year-old who hails from a mix parentage of Oro and Eastern Highlands said he began playing in 2011 at just the age of ten, “I was a caddy first for a year, then was told to hit the ball, for which I did extremely well with my hitting so was asked to be a part of the Junior Golf Program and slowly made my way up the program till reaching the Amateur
level that I am in now.”

James said as it is his first time to be part of Team PNG for the Games, he previously won the Junior Championship and has always finished in the top five when competing against other golfers in other provinces.

He said the selections done depends on the clubs and that is based on their scoring as well.

“I am happy to be included in the train-on squad and am confident that we might at least win gold and come back,” James said.

James said he is not new to travelling, as he did previously in the 2017 Mini Pacific Games in Vanuatu, where they came in second place with a silver win.

“From that game, I have gained little experience so I have confidence we will take home gold in this year’s Games,” added James.

He also extended his gratitude to the sponsors who have made all this possible for him, Jr Dadi Toka who paid his membership fee this year, for him to be part of the team this year as he was away last year.

“I came back strong and at least have fought hard to be in the squad,” James said.

James is the only one in his family to have taken up golf, as both his elder brother and sister are married, though he cant share this special moment with his mother, he is happy his father is still around for such moments.

“My family members are all happy that I am making a name for myself, my family and my country to be able to travel out and participate in such games,” expressed James.