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22 Jan 2015
THE annual Ikeja Ladies Open Golf championship, which was postponed last year due to health challenges in some West African countries, will tee off at the Ikeja Golf Club on Monday with Caddies taking the first shot. Star players from Ghana, South Africa and Kenya are expected to take part in the championship.    The…
22 Jan 2015
UNITED States golfer Dustin Johnson has denied having a problem with cocaine.   In July, the 30-year-old said he was taking time out from the game to confront “personal challenges” and he missed the Ryder Cup.   It was reported by Golf.com that Johnson was serving a six-month ban after testing positive for cocaine.  …
22 Jan 2015
WORLD Cup ski champion, Lindsey Vonn, is backing boyfriend Tiger Woods’ account of how he lost a front tooth.   One day after winning her record 63rd World Cup race, Vonn posted to her Facebook account that she was happy Woods surprised her by coming to the race, and that she felt ‘’terrible that his…
22 Jan 2015
THE Eleventh edition of the bi-monthly Golf Nigeria International is expected to go on sale at respective pro-shops, and other designated across the country from next week, Publisher of the magazine, Divine-Bradley Eromosele has said.   A statement from his office in Lagos said that the eleventh edition of the magazine is a collector’s item…
GOLFERS
15 Jan 2015
THE Emir of Birnin Gwari, Alhaji Zubair Jibril, has called for support for the Professional Golfers Association of Nigeria’s Qualifying School, saying the event is significant to national development.   According to him, “Whatever is being done to ameliorate the unemployment situation of the country should be supported and I see a couple of youth…
15 Jan 2015
OVER 200 golfers are expected to compete for prizes in the 5th edition of Daniel Ogechi Akujobi Memorial Foundation (DOAMF) Golf Tournament slated for February 7 at the golf section of Ikoyi Club 1938.   The tournament coordinator, Mr. Pat Bassey, confirmed that preparations for the event had been on since the third quarter of…
15 Jan 2015
JACK Nicklaus never was much for playing easier golf courses. Tiger Woods isn’t either. So the Golden Bear has a theory as to why the Big Cat is starting his 2015 at the Waste Management Phoenix Open, held at a venue in TPC Scottsdale that yields a lot of birdies and low numbers.   “I…
15 Jan 2015
WORLD number one Rory McIlroy is three shots off the first-round lead at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship after opening his year with a five-under 67.   The Northern Irishman started with a birdie, and after a bogey on the 17th - his eighth hole - he knocked in five birdies in six holes…
6 May 2010
CATEGORY One player, Austin Akpodiete's dream of turning professional may be on its way to fruition as a lawmaker in his state has declared his intention to avail him of the lifeline.Akpodiete, penultimate week emerged overall winner of the Eastern Regional Final of the World Golfers Nigeria Championship at the Port Harcourt (golf section). He…
6 May 2010
GOLFERS from northern Nigeria are eagerly awaiting the arrival of the World Golfers Nigeria Championship ship which is expected to berth next weekend at the northern city.At least another 15 persons drawn from the five handicap flights are expected to pick their national final tickets from the qualifier, which is the last in the series.By…
6 May 2010
FRANCHISE holder of the World Golfers Championship in Nigeria, Global Golf Limited, says the lack of quality players amongst the ranks of Nigerian professional golfers remains the biggest reason it is not involved in sourcing tournaments for this calibre of players.According to the firm, with the dearth of sponsorship biting real hard, the few firms…
6 May 2010
TIGER Woods has admitted his status as world number one is under threat at the Players Championship in Florida.Long-time rival Phil Mickelson will overtake him if he wins at Sawgrass and Woods finishes outside of the top five."I've had it happen before," a subdued Woods told a news conference ahead of golf's unofficial fifth major.Asked…

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