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Whether you’re a keen golfer or have never played before, MyGolf SA holds a range of events suitable for both beginners and advanced players alike.

Founded in 2005 by passionate golfer, Tom Rosenfeld, from Lausanne, MyGolf organizes and promotes golf events throughout Switzerland for individuals as well as companies and associations interested in holding golf events for clients and employees. The events range from golf tournaments and golf initiations, through to team building, networking and socializing events.

Explaining why he decided to set up MyGolf, Tom told knowitall.ch, “Golf is often considered an elite sport, one which is open to an exclusive set of players.  It is my belief that anyone who is curious about golf should be able to play, without feeling inhibited by other, more experienced players on the course. MyGolf makes golf accessible to both confirmed golfers and non-golfers – indeed anyone curious to know why golf is so attractive to millions of people around the world.” 

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Following on from the huge success of their “Just for Girls” hockey day in October, the Genève Futur Hockey Association has launched a new ice hockey training program, “just for girls” in and around Geneva.

Taking place at ice rinks in Carouge, Grand-Saconnex and Bellevue, the new sessions will be open to all girls – those wishing to try it for the first time as well as confirmed hockey players looking for an opportunity to “shoot some pucks”.   Under the watchful eye of trained coaches, the sessions will focus on developing skills, learning tactics and how to play the game.  Mostly, it will be an opportunity for girls to have fun in a positive, healthy and safe environment.

hockey2Jean-Philippe Paradis, Director Sportif for Geneve Futur Hockey, told knowitall.ch, “We want to build on the momentum generated at the World Girls Hockey day and offer girls a chance to learn and play this great sport.  Based on feedback from the participants and their parents, it is clear that girls hockey is only going to increase in popularity. Lots of girls want to play a team sport, and they want to be with other girls instead of always being integrated with the boys teams.”

Some girls, and in many cases their mothers, are hesitant to give hockey a try because of the image of the men’s game as being rough and aggressive.  But you only have to watch a girl’s game to see that it is quite different.  No “charges” are allowed, so the game is more about strategy, tactic, speed and agility.  Most importantly, the games are fun, and provide a great way for girls to get fit, learn about team work, sportsmanship and develop self-confidence.

hockey3All sessions are free – just turn up with a helmet, gloves, elbow pads and knee protection.  Skates can be rented at the venues and a limited number of sticks will be provided for those who don't have their own. Later in the season, Genève Futur Hockey hopes to host a tournament where the girls can demonstrate their newly acquired skills in a small, friendly competition, naturally “Just for Girls!”

To kick-start the program, there will be an opening session at the Vernets ice rink for girls on Saturday 26 November 2011 between 10h30 and 12h00.

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Try a free taster session in Geneva this month

With the arrival of Duncan Reeve and Jennie Delbridge in Geneva this Autumn, there is no excuse to avoid staying healthy and getting fit. As highly qualified exercise and nutrition coaches, trained with the CHEK institute in San Diego, Duncan and Jennie have been providing workshops and one-on-one specialist training through their company Peak of Wellbeing for several years, and will now introduce their much sought-after skills to Geneva.

Peak of Wellbeing taster workshops are about to start in Geneva on Tuesday, 8 November between 7.30pm and 9pm at the Geneva English School in Genthod.  Anyone interested in signing up for a free taster session should This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. immediately as places are limited.

Duncan explained the CHEK approach to knowitall.ch, “CHEK is a unique approach to health and wellbeing and probably the most holistic concept around. The techniques behind the CHEK approach have helped thousands of people increase vitality, decrease stress and sculpt the body of their dreams.”

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A new course of netball classes is now being offered in Meinier, near Geneva, for girls aged 9 years and above.

Headed up by Cathryn Rich, President of Netball Switzerland, the new classes will provide an exciting opportunity for both novice and experienced players to keep fit, whilst having lots of fun!

Able to speak both French and English, Cathryn is inviting girls from all nationalities to come along and give netball a try. As a Level 2 coach, and head coach of the Swiss U17 team at the European Championships in Belfast last year, Cathryn has done a lot of work to leverage the presence of netball in Switzerland, and is keen for everyone to have a go and "get the netball bug"!

The first session will be held in the Salle de Gym de l'Ecole de Meinier on Wednesday 2nd November between 17h30 and 19h00.  The first two sessions will be free and all subsequent lessons will be held at the same time and place, during the Swiss school term, and will cost Fr. 200.- for the year.

 

You might not think polo is for everyone but if you like horse-riding and sports then read on. Polo is typically regarded as an exclusive sport practised on horseback and has a certain elitist reputation. Reputedly played by the rich and the royal, polo is a sport played on horseback in which teams hit a ball into the opposing team's goal using a long-handled mallet. Originating in Persia in the 5th century BC, polo became popular when the British enjoyed a similar game in India. In 1875 the sport was practised in Argentina with a formal polo match with the skills of the gauchos and their talents. In 1876 the sport was popularized in the USA.

 

Nowadays, the sport is open to anyone willing to give it a go. Practice makes perfect and once you are confident enough to be able to ride and maneuver the ball and mallet without crippling your opponent, then you will be allowed to play at the Geneva Polo Club in Veigy, France, just at the border near City Green Sports center.


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