The 2021 Children Golf Development Clinic begins on Monday at the IBB International Golf and Country Club in Abuja.
The two-week event tagged “Future Champions of Golf” is being put together by the club’s Ladies Section and run from Monday July 26th to Friday August 6th.
It is part of efforts to raise the level of the sport by the Executive Committee led by Lady Captain MaryRose Richard-Obioha.
More than 70 children and teenagers, whose ages range from 5 to 18, have so far registered and the organizers believe that more are still coming.
According to the event’s Organizing Chairman, Joy Ikwue who is also the Vice Lady Captain, top Nigerian professional golfers will offer life skills training to the children with a view of integrating them into the game.
“Golf is a game of rules and in as much there will be many rules for the children to learn, we will also want them to know about service to humanity, country and fellow golfers,” Ikwue stated.
She said the club’s ladies have traditionally always arranged this summer development clinic for over a decade now and the section has tried to sustain the developmental programme with the aim of discover potential young golfers.
“The 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 however thanked the Nigeria Content Development and Monitoring Board, Rotary Club, as well as members of the club for their support.