The Lady Captain of the Abeokuta Golf Club, Adetunji Alaba, has called on the Federal Government to give more attention to developing young talents, especially female golfers.
She also asked the government at all levels and corporate organizations to render support towards promoting golf at the grassroots level.
Alaba made the appeal during the 2023 Ladies Sign Out and In Golf Kitty competition held at the Abeokuta Golf Club, Ogun State.
“Instead of the government focusing only on football, why don’t we look for other chances, other places where we can bring younger people on board? We have young people that are lying there that are fully talented, but they have no sponsor,” she said.
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The First Vice President of the Ladies Golf Association of Nigeria, Mrs Evelyn Oyome also expressed concern that other African countries are making more waves in the game on the continent.
The Ladies Golf Kitty which attracted over 200 golf players from different states of the federation was put together to usher in a new lady captain of Abeokuta golf club.
Halimat Agbeniyi emerged as the overall winner of the 2023 AGC Ladies Sign in and Out Golf Kitty with 42 points, while Biodun Hazzan of Ikeja Golf Club won the longest Ladies drive and Lateefat Muhammed of Sagamu Golf Club won the nearest to the pin shot.
Folake Omoniyi won the Ladies member 29 Handicap with 37 points, while Biodun Hassan won the Guest Ladies 17 Handicap with 38 points.