The Federal Capital City (FCT) , Abuja, would be a beehive of activities between August 31 and September as the Otunba Olusegun Runsewe-led Nigeria Golf Federation (NGF) holds its inaugural summit.
The NGF in a statement said , he summit, which holds at the Abuja Sheraton Hotel’s Ladi Kwali Hall,will discuss topical issues relating to the development and growth of golf in Nigeria
The occasion, which is supported Royal Ceramics, Polaris Bank, Anchor Insurance, AIT, NTA and Golf Garden, will be chaired by the Chairman of IBB Board of Trustees, Gen IBM Haruna (rtd), while the Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr Sunday Dare will be the special guest of honour.
Over 70 Captains of golf clubs from across the country will attend the Summit along other critical stakeholders to enable the entire golfing family chart the way forward to developing golf across the country and network with international bodies within the golf space.
Runsewe said the Summit will open a new network for golfers across the country particularly on the World Handicap System (WHS), which the NGF is working out to integrate the Nigerian golf community to the entire world.
He also noted that NGF would want to use the platform to galvanise the support and understanding of the golf captains from across the country by working out and moving the game to a new level.
“As the apex golf body in Nigeria, NGF is working out a plan that will open new opportunities for upcoming golfers. We are working on youth development programme. The federation is excited about Iyeneobong Essien and wishes to congratulate 16 year-old for her outstanding performance at the Champion of Champions World Golf Championship in Northern Ireland where she placed the first runners up.
“She has made Nigeria proud and the golf federation will ensure it discovers more upcoming golfers from across the country,” Runsewe said.