Connect with us

General news

NGF Summit: It’s a new dawn for golf in Nigeria, stakeholders say

Published

on

  Stakeholders at the just concluded Nigeria Golf Federation NGF Summit say it is a new dawn for the game of golf in the country The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the maiden three day NGF Summit for Captains which began on Wednesday ended on Friday in Abuja with no fewer than 70 golf clubs in the country taking part A cross section of stakeholders who spoke to NAN at the end of the summit said the event would usher in a new wave of development in the game of golf in Nigeria Ekanem Ekwueme the only certified female World Handicap System WHS Course rater in Nigeria said it was a new phase adding that the WHS concept would change the perception of golf in Nigeria It s a new dawn in golf in Nigeria I can assure you that golf is wearing a new face in the country We just have to thank God for the president we have now in the NGF in the person of Olusegun Runsewe We couldn t have had it any better seriously speaking because it takes serious passion to execute what he is doing in the golf federation right now I am speaking as someone who also has a passion for golf I can tell you that he is doing a very good job and I don t think we ve ever had so many captains in one place like this before This alone is a big feat and I must commend our president for putting this all important summit together she said Bello Suleiman the North East Zonal representative on the NGF Board said the summit was indeed a good thing which has happened to the development of golf in the country I think this is a good thing that has happened to golf development in Nigeria I was in the former NGF Board as the vice president and we did our best but weren t able to achieve much in terms of what we are seeing today You see all our captains as well as other stakeholders coming together to cross fertilise ideas and chart a new course for the sport Indeed so many things were discussed and there are lots to take home he said Tony Philmore the Executive Director of Professional Golfers Association of Nigeria said the summit was a new dawn and has helped to make things easier for a professional body such as the PGA of Nigeria This is a wonderful development and has really gone a long way to make it easier for professional bodies like ours to scout and source for tournaments You will agree with me that in recent times it has been very difficult for us even though we had launched the Naija Tour which is the commercial wing of the PGA of Nigeria he said He said that the WHS was a welcome idea which would help in the unification of all handicaps in the country You find out that from club to club the characteristics of the course differ and so people tend to carry different handicaps but with this development there will be a unified handicap system he said Juliet Monyei Inyere the President Ladies Golfers Association of Nigeria LGAN praised the organisers of the summit adding that it has helped her to network and acquaint herself with the process of the WHS concept The summit has been a success and I want to congratulate the NGF for putting this together because we have learnt a lot of things in this summit especially with regards to the WHS It has also afforded me the opportunity of getting to know other club captains and at this summit I have been able to appeal to them to support the lady section which is a body of LGAN For those of them who do not have LGAN at their various clubs we have also urged them to encourage the ladies who play in their club to be part of LGAN she said M B Bello the Grand Patron of Parkland Golf Resort Club Abuja said that the summit was a fantastic outing and a really good development of golfing in Nigeria The summit has laid the foundation for sustainable development and we as stakeholders hope to key into that The introduction of the WHS concept is also quite commendable because what it means is that everything about golfing in the country will now be done professionally well I think this is a much needed change for us he said Ogechi Osuagwu Captain of Arsenal Golf and Country Club said the summit would help golf s growth in Nigeria I think this is quite a very good one having all captains come together to share ideas and to look at all the challenges they have and see how they can resolve and proffer solutions to them I want to say that this will indeed help the growth of golf in the country and we also believe that as we leave here we will get back to our respective clubs and pass the message to our members We want to see how we can key into the new WHS concept once it takes full effect in Nigeria and move the game of golf forward in the country he said Ahmed Sabo the Captain of Calabar Golf Club said the summit was a commendable development which has gone a long way to show that NGF was really interested in coordinating the affairs of golf in Nigeria Honestly it is a wonderful development and worth commending The NGF and the president have done marvelously well You can imagine the turnout we recorded especially this being the first of its kind in the history of golf in Nigeria The massive participation of the various club captains was proof that the NGF enjoys the full support of all stakeholders and will have no problem in coordinating the affairs of golf in the country he said He noted that the WHS was also a welcome development adding that it would harmonise all the players handicap in the country and eliminate a lot of discrepancies in the game Anthony Oboh Golf Captain Ikoyi Club 1938 Lagos said It s the synergy we are looking at as one tree cannot make a forest Yes we are numero uno because our proximity age and membership strength But coming here has indeed shown me that there are other golf clubs beyond us I am surprised that we are up to 70 golf captains that came here Although some other golf clubs are not as big as we are but the idea is for us to come together as one synergise and move the game of golf in the country forward However it is not for only golfers but for the rest of the country because golf is a game for everybody and not for the elite alone he said Shija Abellegah from Sappers Golf Club Makurdi noted that attendance at the event was very impressive The content of the summit was very impressive and I will score it over 90 per cent success This is indeed just the beginning and I think it will get a lot better I give kudos to the President of the NGF and his entire team Also to golfers for taking this strategic step forward towards taking golf to the next level in the country he said Jacob Tsado the Captain of National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies NIPSS Kuru Jos said the summit was an epochal event in the history of golf in Nigeria Bringing together the various clubs across the different geo political zones to review the state of golf in the country and to plot the way forward is an excellent idea It will go a long way in improving the game of golf in Nigeria and the president as well as his executives must be commended for this he said Babatunde Salami the Captain of Tiger Golf Club Ibadan said the summit was unique and quite apt It is a unique one and good that it is coming now From the turn of events it is very obvious that it is going to be a new dawn in golf It will usher in new and serious development as far as golf is concerned We are very happy and I must tell you that there is no captain present here that you will ask about this summit who won t be pleased about what has transpired in Abuja he said NewsSourceCredit NAN
NGF Summit: It’s a new dawn for golf in Nigeria, stakeholders say

Golf Federation

 Stakeholders at the just concluded Nigeria Golf Federation (NGF) Summit say it is a new dawn for the game of golf in the country.

blogger outreach examples nigerian papers

News Agency of Nigeria

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the maiden three-day NGF Summit for Captains, which began on Wednesday, ended on Friday in Abuja with no fewer than 70 golf clubs in the country taking part.

nigerian papers

A cross section of stakeholders, who spoke to NAN at the end of the summit, said the event would usher in a new wave of development in the game of golf in Nigeria.

nigerian papers

Ekanem Ekwueme

Ekanem Ekwueme, the only certified female World Handicap System (WHS) Course rater in Nigeria, said it was a new phase, adding that the WHS concept would change the perception of golf in Nigeria.

“It’s a new dawn in golf in Nigeria.

I can assure you that golf is wearing a new face in the country.

Olusegun Runsewe

“We just have to thank God for the president we have now in the NGF in the person of Olusegun Runsewe.

“We couldn’t have had it any better, seriously speaking, because it takes serious passion to execute what he is doing in the golf federation right now.

“I am speaking as someone who also has a passion for golf. 

I can tell you that he is doing a very good job and I don’t think we’ve ever had so many captains in one place like this before.

“This alone is a big feat and I must commend our president for putting this all-important summit together,” she said.

Bello Suleiman

Bello Suleiman, the North East Zonal representative on the NGF Board, said the summit was indeed a good thing which has happened to the development of golf in the country.

“I think this is a good thing that has happened to golf development in Nigeria.

NGF Board

“I was in the former NGF Board as the vice-president and we did our best but weren’t able to achieve much in terms of what we are seeing today.

“You see all our captains, as well as other stakeholders,
coming together to cross fertilise ideas and chart a new course for the sport.

“Indeed, so many things were discussed and there are lots to take home,” he said.

Tony Philmore

Tony Philmore, the Executive Director of Professional Golfers Association of Nigeria, said the summit was a new dawn and has helped to make things easier for a professional body such as the PGA of Nigeria.

“This is a wonderful development and has really gone a long way to make it easier for professional bodies like ours to scout and source for tournaments.

Naija Tour

“You will agree with me that in recent times it has been very difficult for us, even though we had launched the Naija Tour which is the commercial wing of the PGA of Nigeria,” he said.

He said that the WHS was a welcome idea which would help in the unification of all handicaps in the country.

`You find out that from club to club, the characteristics of the course differ and so people tend to carry different handicaps, but with this development there will be a unified handicap system,” he said.

Juliet Monyei-Inyere

Juliet Monyei-Inyere, the President, Ladies Golfers Association of Nigeria (LGAN), praised the organisers of the summit, adding that it has helped her to network and acquaint herself with the process of the WHS concept.

“The summit has been a success and I want to congratulate the NGF for putting this together because we have learnt a lot of things in this summit, especially with regards to the WHS
“It has also afforded me the opportunity of getting to know other club captains and at this summit.

I have been able to appeal to them to support the lady section which is a body of LGAN.

“For those of them who do not have LGAN at their various clubs, we have also urged them to encourage the ladies who play in their club to be part of LGAN,” she said.

Grand Patron of Parkland Golf Resort Club

M.

B Bello, the Grand Patron of Parkland Golf Resort Club, Abuja, said that the summit was a fantastic outing and a really good development of golfing in Nigeria.

“The summit has laid the foundation for sustainable development and we as stakeholders hope to key into that.

`The introduction of the WHS concept is also quite commendable because what it means is that everything about golfing in the country will now be done professionally well.

“I think this is a much needed change for us, ” he said.

Ogechi Osuagwu

Ogechi Osuagwu, Captain of Arsenal Golf and Country Club, said the summit would help golf’s growth in Nigeria.

“I think this is quite a very good one, having all captains come together to share ideas and to look at all the challenges they have and see how they can resolve and proffer solutions to them.

“I want to say that this will indeed help the growth of golf in the country and we also believe that as we leave here, we will get back to our respective clubs and pass the message to our members.

“We want to see how we can key into the new WHS concept once it takes full effect in Nigeria and move the game of golf forward in the country,” he said.

Ahmed Sabo

Ahmed Sabo, the Captain of Calabar Golf Club, said the summit was a commendable development which has gone a long way to show that NGF was really interested in coordinating the affairs of golf in Nigeria.

“Honestly, it is a wonderful development and worth commending.

“The NGF and the president have done marvelously well.

You can imagine the turnout we recorded, especially this being the first-of-its-kind in the history of golf in Nigeria.

“The massive participation of the various club captains was proof that the NGF enjoys the full support of all stakeholders and will have no problem in coordinating the affairs of golf in the country,” he said.

He noted that the WHS was also a welcome development, adding that it would harmonise all the players handicap in the country and eliminate a lot of discrepancies in the game.

Anthony Oboh

Anthony Oboh, Golf Captain, Ikoyi Club 1938, Lagos said: “It’s the synergy we are looking at as one tree cannot make a forest.

Yes, we are numero uno because our proximity, age and membership strength.

“But coming here has indeed shown me that there are other golf clubs beyond us.

I am surprised that we are up to 70 golf captains that came here.

“Although some other golf clubs are not as big as we are, but the idea is for us to come together as one, synergise and move the game of golf in the country forward.

“However,  it is not for only golfers but for the rest of the country because golf is a game for everybody and not for the elite alone,” he said.

Shija Abellegah

Shija Abellegah from Sappers Golf Club, Makurdi, noted that attendance at the event was very impressive.

“The content of the summit was very impressive and I will score it over 90 per cent success.

President of the NGF

“This is indeed just the beginning and I think it will get a lot better.

I give kudos to the President of the NGF and his entire team.

“Also to golfers for taking this strategic step forward towards taking golf to the next level in the country,” he said.

Jacob Tsado

Jacob Tsado, the Captain of National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS) Kuru, Jos, said the summit was an epochal event in the history of golf in Nigeria.

“Bringing together the various clubs across the different geo-political zones to review the state of golf in the country and to plot the way forward is an excellent idea.

“It will go a long way in improving the game of golf in Nigeria and the president, as well as his executives must be commended for this,” he said.

Babatunde Salami

Babatunde Salami, the Captain of Tiger Golf Club, Ibadan, said the summit was unique and quite apt.

“It is a unique one and good that it is coming now.

From the turn of events it is very obvious that it is going to be a new dawn in golf.

“It will usher in new and serious development as far as golf is concerned.

“We are very happy and I must tell you that there is no captain present here that you will ask about this summit who won’t be pleased about what has transpired in Abuja,” he said.

NewsSourceCredit: NAN

bet9ja shop account saharahausa link shortners MxTakatak downloader