2021 Children Golf Development Clinic begins Monday in Abuja

2021 edition of Children Golf Development Clinic, being organised by Ladies Section of IBB International Golf and Country Club in Abuja, begins on Monday at the club.

event’s Organising Committee Chairman, Joy Ikwue who is also club’s Vice Lady Captain, disclosed this on Friday to News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja.

two-week event tagged `Future Champions of Golf’ is being put together by club’s Ladies Section and it is part of efforts to raise level of the sport by the Executive Committee led by Lady Captain MaryRose Richard-Obioha,” she said.

Ikwue disclosed that top Nigerian professional golfers would also be available at clinic which ends on Aug. 6 to offer life skills training to children and youths.

“This is with a view of not only integrating them into game but society in general.

“Golf is a game of rules and in as much as there will be many rules for children to learn, we will also want them to know about service to humanity, country and fellow golfers.”

Ikwue stated that more than 70 children and teenagers, whose ages range from five to 18, have so far registered and organisers believed that more are still coming.

She added that club’s ladies have traditionally always arranged this summer development clinic for over a decade now.

section has tried to sustain developmental programme with aim of discover potential young golfers.

“This is because clinic is to catch them young and groom them so as to become assets for their parents and Nigeria as a whole.”

Ikwue however lamented the difficulties in getting sponsors as some of the letters sent out did not receive any response.

She nonetheless thanked the Nigeria Content Development and Monitoring Board, Rotary Club, as well as members of the club for their support.(NAN)