Riyadh: Princess Nourah bint Mohammed Al-Faisal visited Royal Greens Golf & Country Club to see how the female population in the Kingdom is taking up to the sport. Having lived in the UK for many years, Princess has a fondness for golf. She visited the Aramco Team Series and was impressed by the quality of facilities at Royal Greens Golf & Country Club.
Princess said that there is something about sports that helps you focus, train hard, and achieve great things. "The work Golf Saudi is doing to grow the women's game is highly commendable."
"Hearing about the work of the Ladies First Club powered by Aramco and its efforts to boost participation has left me in no doubt that the future of sport within the Kingdom is very bright," she added.
Princess Nourah took part in a golf clinic with two Saudi coaches and watched her cousin Prince Khalid Al-Faisal play an event as an amateur. She was impressed and excited by Golf Saudi's Mass Participation program, reported Arab News.
She was appointed as a consultant by the Chairman of The Jockey Club Saudi Arabia by His Royal Highness Prince Bandar Al-Faisal in 2020. She participated in the conceptualization of The Saudi Cup, as well as curating events for Riyadh and Taif seasons. Golf Saudi and the Jockey Club Saudi Arabia (JCSA) work together to promote the sport in the Kingdom. The JCSA hopes to engage global fans in the US and Asia.
Princess Nourah said that sport is essential to Saudi women, and it opens up a whole new avenue of possibilities for them. "A lot of career opportunities are being created for Saudis to work in the sports industry." She added that the visit to the club was very pleasing. "It was a lot more fun than I expected. I now understand how people become obsessed with golf."
She told Arab News that when the first female jockeys came to compete in the Saudi Cup in 2020, it was a big deal for Saudi women. We now have young Saudi women who are jockeys, have taken up training, or now have jobs with the Jockey Club.