Runsewe’s Book on Golf in Nigeria for Launch October 1
The Patron of Nigeria’s most exotic golf club, The Golf Garden Waterfront (GGWF) in Wuse, Abuja, Otunba Olusegun Runsewe, has broken new grounds with the release of a book on the history of golf in Nigeria.
The 210-page book which is expected to be released to the Nigerian public on October 1, the nation’s Independence day, dwelled extensively on the nation’s golf sojourn for over 150 years, especially from years the white merchants who were dealing in rubber started the game in Sapele, Delta State, through the years the white tin miners in Jos, Plateau State, further exposed the game to Nigerians.
Clearly motivated by his experience in several trips to world’s ‘golf shrines’ like the Ancient and Modern St. Andrews, the world’s golf headquarters and the Professional Golf Association (PGA) of America, Runsewe indeed painted clear pictures of how the game of golf evolved in Nigeria and those individuals who made selĚess sacrięce to ensure golf was forced from the tight grips of the white seĴlers and passed on to all Nigerians who wanted to play it.
The book equally dwelled on reasons cultural golf attires are being introduced to millions of Nigerians who play the game and prominent Nigerians like Oba Ewuare 11 of Benin and Plateau State Governor, Simon Lalong who are already adorning the aĴires.
“We have a long and rich history of golęng in Nigeria”, Runsewe, who is presently the Director General of the National Council of Arts and Culture said. “I hold this belief that if we cannot write our own golf history, nobody will do it for us. This is why I embarked on this project and I must tell everyone it was such a thrilling experience,” he concluded.