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IBB Golf Club picks 19 for National Junior Open Championship

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IBB Golf and Country Club, Abuja has chosen 19 youngsters to represent it at the forthcoming National Junior Open Championship, officials of the club have disclosed.

The players were among talented youngsters discovered at the just-concluded 2021 edition of Children Golf Development Clinic held at the club last week.

According to Vice Lady Captain of the club, Joy Obande Ikwue, who organised the clinic, the 19 young golfers displayed high proficiency in the sport to qualify to represent IBB Golf and Country Club in the championship.

Speaking on the clinic, “Ikwue said, “some of the children who didn’t know anything about golf, now know the rudiments of the game, they came, saw, and conquered. They were taught how to organise themselves because golf is a game that builds one, to be honest, disciplined and also help in concentration so that will go a long way in their studies.

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“The selected players will undergo training ahead of the junior open with their coaches and we are confident that they will do the IBB golf club proud when they play against other clubs from the country.’’

Ikwue had earlier explained that IBB Golf Club was “catching them young for them to enjoy playing golf and learn etiquette so that by the time they reach the productive age, they will be one of the best leaders the country has ever produced.

“After two weeks of intensive mental, physical and educational training, we selected the best among them to represent the club at the forthcoming National Junior Open.

“The junior open which is a national tournament comes up a week after this particular event and will be attended by kids from all over the country.”

She commended parents for exposing their wards to golf at their early stages, while pledging on an improved children’s golf development clinic next year.

Over 120 children from ages five to 18 years participated in the clinic won by Saraya Yusuf.

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