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NGF Grassroots Programme Excites Lagos Students

Posted: Nov 3, 2016 at 5:42 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

Steve Oma-Ofozor

Lagos – Students of Education District 1, Agege, Lagos have applauded the efforts of the Nigeria Golf Federation (NGF) in its pursuits of grassroots programme, saying it would accelerate awareness creation.
Reflecting on the just concluded NGF/Awa Ibrahim Junior Championship Clinic, attended by over 200 students, they opined that golf was an exciting game.
Gbemisola Yusuf, a Junior Secondary School (JSS) student of District Junior College, Agage who placed first in the age 13-15 demonstration game, told Independent, “I have to concentrate while playing because we were taught in the clinic that golf is a game that you have to be calculative. I thank the organisers.”
Kehinde Solomon of Baptist Senior Secondary School, Oke-Odo, who placed second in the age 16-18, said, “Golf is an interesting game, I followed what we were taught by the instructors to place second.”
Grace Agwundu also of District Junior College, Agege, who placed third in age 13-15 said, “I’ll encourage my colleagues to take the game seriously. What we learnt from the clinic is very beneficial and I want to commend NGF for the efforts.”
Akande Esther Lade who is the Education District 1, Sports Officer in her remark urged the NGF “not to relent in its effort to take golf to the public, particularly for the girls because it is an interesting game.”
She appreciated meeting the needs of the schools under District 1 saying, “There is a lot to do for this game to reach all schools, because district 1 is very large; this is the reason we welcome NGF clinic.”
Abel Edinomo, Technical Instructor of the clinic programme, however, applauded the clinic, saying, “This is best clinic since the inception of the championship and I commend the students for their enthusiasm and performance.
“We had over 200 students, 62 were disqualified for the two-day clinic and the schools are asking for more.”
“We hope to improve on this year’s performance in the next edition to enable us meet their demands of the schools in Lagos state,” he said.
Edinomo, who is the Secretary General of the West African Amateur Golf Association (WAAGA) concluded he was glad Lagos state government has embraced the grassroots programme.