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Adewumi pledges support for golf development in Nigeria

A golf enthusiast and promoter, Dr Rowland Adewumi has pledged to invest more in developing golf in Nigeria through his Rowland Adewumi golf classic tournament.…

A golf enthusiast and promoter, Dr Rowland Adewumi has pledged to invest more in developing golf in Nigeria through his Rowland Adewumi golf classic tournament.

Adewumi stated this yesterday at the tee-off of the tournament at the prestigious IBB International Golf and Country Club, Abuja, where both professional and amateur golfers are slugging it out for honours.

He told newsmen that the inaugural tournament is meant to serve as a veritable platform for developing amateur and professional Nigerian golfers to international standards.

“I think the game of golf has been lagging behind, so I just decided to make my own contribution to develop the game better in Nigeria.

“So apart from the game, we intend doing charity today, so we are supporting about four charity homes/orphanages and widows, so it’s not all about the game but at the same time supporting charity,” he said.

Adewumi, who is a professional golfer Handicap 7 said the tournament was put together to celebrate his 50th birthday, but promised to make it an annual event that will serve as platform for grooming professional and amateur golfers.

Earlier, Captain of the IBB International Golf and Country Club, Ibrahim Babayo extolled the support of Adewumi to the growth of the sport in the country, while calling on others to emulator him.

The three-day tournament featured more than 100 golfers competing in a stroke play format with N20 million prize money and other consolation prizes up for grabs at the end of the classic.

 

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