President of the Ladies Golfers Association of Nigeria (LGAN) Princess Joyce Nule
The President of the Ladies Golfers Association of Nigeria (LGAN) Princess Joyce Nule, has pleaded with government and private individuals not to relent in providing sponsorship assistance for female golfers.
Nule said such gesture would encourage more female to embrace the game and compliment the effort of the LGAN to develop the game in the country.
She expressed displeasure with the present affair of female golf in Nigeria by noting in particular that lack of support for the activities of the association was making it difficult to attract Nigerian women into the game.
“It is difficult to get sponsorship from government and individuals and this is not encouraging our women to take up the game. We are using this opportunity to ask government to assist us as we need to be supported to get the best out of our ladies,” Nule said.
The LGAN president noted that while golf is becoming attractive to the younger ones, Nigerian ladies who wanted to play the game were discouraged because they could not afford the costs of playing and attending tournaments.. Her ground for appeal is ahead of Nigeria flagship female tournament, the LGAN Open, billed to be held in the third weekend of November at a yet to be determined golf course.
Nule, who was elected to the office last November, underlined the essence of golf as a tool for nation building saying that the game has been proven to be a unifying factor for a diverse country like Nigeria.
LGAN will have its task cut out after its Open, as it will be organising the All Africa Challenge Trophy (AACT) for the West and Central African countries in Lome, Togo in May next year.