Kaljuveer hired to lead nation's golf drive

Marko Kaljuveer (Toomas Tatar/Scanpix)
1/21/2015 10:08 AM
Category: Sports

Former ERR sports chief Marko Kaljuveer has become the first paid head of the Golf Association in an attempt to grow the sport in Estonia.

“I see great potential for golf in Estonia. We have many talented young players and superb courses,” Kaljuveer said.

“With the help of my team, I will also work to increase the number of casual players. Moreover, golf is a tourism field, which is another reason I accepted the challenge. Estonia should be advertized as a place with great golfing provisions,” he said.

Estonia will host the 2016 European Amateur Championships.

Kaljuveer left ERR in 2014 following a row over sports coverage with top management. He spent 24 years at ERR, 14 of them as the head of the sports department.

Kaljuveer also has personal connections with golf. His son, who was one of the best young players in Estonia, died in the fall of 2014.

J.M. Laats

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