The new Lady Captain of the IBB Golf Club, Lami Ahmed, is indeed making the fact known that the game of golf should be handed to kids who could eventually win medals for the nation in future Olympics.
To prove her point, Lami, a Lioness who thrives on oil and gas, precisely at the Conoil, has put together two gigantic tourneys that could make several kids on coming holidays some great fun.
Lami Ahmed stated that over 200 kids will feature in developmental clinic between July 21 and August 12.
She affirmed that kids who will be part of the programme will learn the game from the scratch and play it properly before the expiration of the programme. The Lady Captain also claimed that brilliant professional golfers are already on ground to put the kiddies through.
Between August 7 and 10, the 8th IBB Junior Open Golf Championship will hold at the ame venue.
Close to 200 kid golfers across the nation will participate in this monumental event that will see all participants housed and fed.
Thereafter, those who finished tops in this event will be recommended to the Royal and Ancient St Andrews, the world body governing golf for proper grounding.
“A lot of people are wondering why I am passionate about Kiddies golf,” Lami stated. “Let’s face it, the kiddies are our future. As a mother, I must cater for their well being. The Olympics will hold in some weeks’ time and we don’t have anybody holding the nation’s flag in that event. “This will not happen in the 2020 Olympics. I can tell you with all boldness that the youths we are investing on at the moment will be the pride of Nigeria. At least five of those who will play in the Open shall hoist this country’s flag in the 2020 Olympics. Please, quote me on that,” the IBB Lady Captain concluded.