Jennifer Diete-Spiff has revealed the other side of her life which is geared towards a golf academy for the nurturing of young students into future golfers.
Her interest, Amie Horsfall Sportif, which is based in Port Harcourt, has also signed up regular tour professional Mike Ubi from Air Assault Golf Club to offer tee instruction to the kids.
The devotion to the cause is already bearing fruit as Amie Horsfall Sportif has already entered into a partnership with the Federal Ministry of Education to organize golf tournaments and stoke the interest of the kids for golf. Recently, as many as seven of the kids from Port Harcourt, Enugu and Asaba made up the country for a feel of real competition at the IBB Junior Open in Abuja.
Chiemerie Isife from Enugu highlighted the integrity of the academy when he emerged the overall winner of the IBB Junior Championship.
The expected outcome of the partnership with the education ministry is an annual golf event for students where some of the kids will be handpicked to represent Nigeria in international tournaments.
The golf partnership is desired to be on the same scope the Shell Cup for school football and to get more students from the southern parts of Nigeria to be playing golf.
Diete Spiff noted that most of the kids undergoing training at the expense of the company were mainly of disadvantaged background.
She said it was this reason that prompted the intervention of the company to attract corporate sponsorship on behalf of the kids.
While she admitted that children do not find golf boring, Diete Spiff cited funding as the only barrier against children from playing golf because of the cost of buying golf equipment.
Projecting at the future especially with 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro in view, a director of Amis Horsfall Sportif, Benibo Amieyefori noted that said some of the kids they were mentoring, particularly, Sotonye Braide, Tubor Briggs, Chiemerie Isiefe , stand a chance of making the cut for Nigeria when golf returns as an Olympic sport.