IBB Lady Cap­tain fetes kids

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The brand new Lady Cap­tain of the IBB Golf Club, Lami Ahmed is in­deed mak­ing the fact known that the game of golf should be handed over 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 tour­na­ments that could pro­vide some great fun to sev­eral kids in the com­ing hol­i­days.

Ac­cord­ing to her over 200 kids will fea­ture in de­vel­op­men­tal clinic from to­day to 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. She claimed that bril­liant teach­ing golf pro­fes­sion­als are al­ready on ground to put the young­sters through.

Then the big one, be­tween Au­gust 17 and 10, the 8th IBB Ju­nior Open Golf Cham­pi­onship will hold dur­ing which close to 200 golf kids across the na­tion will par­tic­i­pate in this mon­u­men­tal event that will see all par­tic­i­pants housed and fed. There­after, those who came 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… our to­mor­row. As a mother, I must cater for their well-be­ing. But this is a fact. 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”.

Lami Ahmed

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