We want to produce Tiger Woods in Nigeria - Deshi
...as Usoro wins IBB Captain’s Cup2014
The Nigeria Golf Federation (NGF) President Dr. Peter Deshi has said that the federation has put in lace measures that will soon see the start producing top-ranked golfers in the class of Tiger Woods.
Deshi, who revealed this in a chat with Daily Trust at the weekend, said several golf tournaments aimed at discovering talented young golfers have been lined up by the federation, stressing that if judiciously implemented, Nigeria will in no distance time begin to boast of world-class golfers that will begin to win international golf events.
“Out tomorrow in golf is good and this is because of the various programmes that the Nigeria Golf Federation has put in place to discover talents. We want to produce several Tiger Woods, and I am happy that corporate organizations like Arik Air, NNPC and Total are ready to partner with us to achieve this.
“In the past Nigeria used to host international golf competitions where top players across the world come to participate but since 1997 that has stopped, however, the NGF is working to revive that.
“There are more than 30 good golf courses across the country that can be used to achieve this,” Deshi said.
The former IBB Golf and Country Club Captain said more Nigerian golfers will begin to participate in international events, beginning next month with the African Golf Championship in Botswana and another golf tournament in the USA in June.
Meanwhile Stanley Usoro, playing handicap 13, scored 76 gross and 63 nett to emerge the overall winner of the IBB Golf and Country Club Captain’s Cup 2014.