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IGC will return better than ever after COVID-19, says Ibironke

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The captain of the Ibadan Golf Club (IGC), Ola Ibironke has revealed plans to continue maintaining the golf course such that when the global pandemic is over, it would be inacceptable playing condition and ready for business.

Ibironke, who succeeded Col. Ade Sunmonu early this year in the heat of the COVID-19 crisis, said he has not relented in efforts at maintaining the golf course’s resources and ensuring they work as expected.

His approach, he said, includes repair and replacement, mowing, ball marks elimination, carts availability, aeration, divot repair and improving playing conditions, among others.

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“These are some of the repair and preventive maintenance tasks that need to be conducted periodically… we also change hole locations, inspect the irrigation system, rake bunkers, move tree markers, irrigate, and check water quality in wetlands.

“We are yet to have full scale activities in the club, but we still ensure clean restrooms throughout the course. Just because the hole ninth restroom is out in the middle of a golf course doesn’t mean members won’t have high expectations.

“Most of these benefits require a small amount of effort on a consistent basis,” Ibironke enthused.

He said the club hopes to start golfing activities fully as soon as the government pronounced resumption of sporting activities in the state.

In the interim, the captain said the professionals have been busy instructing and taking new members through golf basics, which is part of requirements for admitting new members into the club.

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