Emir of Dutse, Oyin­lola to bring golf to poor Nige­ri­ans

Daily Trust - - CITY NEWS - Sto­ries by Tony Akhigbe

The Emir of Dutse and the Chair­man of Golf course own­ers in Nige­ria, His High­ness, Dr. Nuhu Muhammed Sanusi, is presently par­ley­ing with the Pres­i­dent of the Nige­ria Golf Fed­er­a­tion, Prince Ola­gun­soye Oyin­lola, on ways to get the game to all Nige­ri­ans.

He men­tioned that with lit­tle ar­range­ment many kids who dream to play the game can do so.

“I am usu­ally amazed when I see my kids play­ing with my golf equip­ment in the palace. Even with­out get­ting to the golf course, they en­joy play­ing with the equip­ment. I be­lieve this is way most of our kids in this coun­try will en­joy the game.

“Hon­estly, this prompted me to put a call to the NGF Pres­i­dent, Prince Oyin­lola. I just want us to change the face of golf in Nige­ria. I must tell you that Prince Oyin­lola is such a hum­ble man. He read­ily agreed for us to meet and de­velop the na­tion’s golf. I must say this. I won’t ask the Prince for much. All I need from him is to cre­ate pub­lic golf cour­ses in our six re­gions of the coun­try. I mean you don’t have to come from a rich home where your fa­ther is a mem­ber of a pri­vate golf club be­fore you play the game. Ev­ery kid should have ac­cess to a golf course, es­pe­cially now that the game is an Olympic sport”.

Pro golfer Sun­day Ola­pade

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