It was 2007th. Ukraine, one of the largest countries in Europe, got it’s first golf club. The First Golf Club quickly became a unique ambassador of the ancient game in a country with a population of more than 45 million people.
Alexander Kobitev, the creator and president of the First Golf Club, identified the free of charge children golf academy as the main priority of the club's policy also paying attention to the family-lifestyle golf activities and of course amateur and professional sport, the top of the golf pyramid.
With the concept chosen, the First Golf Club quickly became one of the most active bodies of the Golf Federation of Ukraine and reliable partner for other actively developing Ukrainian golf clubs. Besides this the First Golf Club was among active participants of the EGA (European Golf Association) regional activities. In the beginning of 2010 the First Golf Club became one of the golf magnets of Ukraine, a point of attraction for sportsmen and fans from Ukraine and many other countries ...
A nightmare came in 2014. Death, destruction, broken fates ... It is impossible to believe, but the First Golf Club was completely destroyed. XXI century. The very center of Europe. The golf club was destroyed as a result of military actions. Nonsense! The unique, fresh, bright infrastructure of the First Golf Club has become a target for multiple rocket systems and shells, with everything worth attention later taken away by the marauders.
And only one could not be stolen or demolished - the DNA of the club, its strength and energy, consisting of pieces of many souls of anyone who ever went out with a club to the driving range, played through the 18 holes or just rested on the 19th - on the cozy terrace of the club house with a cup of the most delicious coffee in this part of the universe.
Life goes on - the ideas of fathers of the First Golf Club was reflected today in the creation of a public program of golf development and promotion. An international fund has been set up. The support of golf and other sports stars and celebrities has been received. This is not a commercial project, it's a matter of honor and it’s an investment of every indifferent - in the peace, in the future - children, in the opportunity to confirm belonging to the great Planet, Planet of Golf!