The Nigeria Golf Federation (NGF) has concluded plans to hold its first national summit from August 31 to September 2, 2022.
According to the Otunba Olusegun Runsewe-led NGF, the summit will hold at Ladi Kwali Hall, Sheraton Hotel, Abuja, where members will discuss topical issues relating to the development and growth of golf in Nigeria.
The NGF disclosed that the summit, supported Royal Ceramics, Polaris Bank, Anchor Insurance, AIT, NTA and Golf Garden, will be headed by the Chairman of IBB Golf and Country Club’s Board of Trustees, Gen IBM Haruna (rtd), with Youth and Sports Development Minister, Sunday Dare, as the special guest of honour.
Expected at the summit, according to NGF, are over 70 captains of golf clubs from across the country, along with other critical stakeholders to enable them to chart the way forward for the sport across the country and network with international bodies within the golf space.
Runsewe said the summit would also 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 the youth development programme. The federation is excited about Iyeneobong Essien and wishes to congratulate the 16-year-old for her outstanding performance at the Champion of Champions World Golf Championship in Northern Ireland, where she finished as 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.