We want to pro­duce Tiger Woods in Nigeria - Deshi

...as Usoro wins IBB Cap­tain’s Cup2014

Daily Trust - - SPORT - By Orkula Shaagee

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.

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