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I regret not embracing golf early, says Abimbola Davis


Otunba Abimbola Davis (left), House and Bar Officer, Wale Osungboun and IGC Captain, Ola Ibironke.

A prominent member of the prestigious Ibadan Golf Club, Otunba Abimbola Davis, regrets that he didn’t start playing golf when he was much younger considering the huge benefits he is deriving from the game.

An Author, businessman and former Association for Better Nigeria (ABN) pointsman, Davis said the game has had a big impact on his physical wellbeing, adding that he was weighing 127 kilogramme before he joined the Ibadan Golf Club and now he weighs 101kg.

“My regret is that I didn’t play golf early or when I was younger. I weighed 127 as at the time I joined Ibadan Golf Club. Today I weigh 101kg. It was a major achievement as that was the purpose of joining the golfing family.

“I am not a social person as most people believed, but IGC changed that. The people who are my family now are golfers, the jokes at the pavilion etc. I am convinced I cannot find that elsewhere,” Davis reiterated.

On the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on his golfing activities, Davis said it has had a bad effect on him, adding, “Seriously, I missed golfing and friends at IGC. However, it was a blessing in disguise as I used that opportunity to write a new book. My second Yoruba book.” Davis, handicap 16, commended the past captains of the club for improving the facilities and standard of the cosmopolitan club, saying everybody tried their best.

“The current Captain, Mr. Ola Ibironke, has surprised everybody with the works he and his team are doing on the course and the Club generally. The course has been fantastic and new innovations are being introduced at the pavilion.

“Considering the current situation in the world now, much is expected but the new team led by Ibironke has been surprising us. Even our visitors have been commending them,” Davis noted.


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