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Ikoyi Club captain thrilled by junior golfers development


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The Golf Captain of Ikoyi Club 1938, Babatunde Johnson has described as impressive the development of the club’s junior players, saying they are the future of Nigerian golf.

Johnson told News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos that the the junior players were being nurtured to be world beaters, adding that Ikoyi Club provides necessary coaching clinic for the youngsters regularly.

“Ikoyi junior golf section has been very successful. We have a junior clinic programme, which is normally handled by the Lady Vice Captain and the Lady Captain.


“Ironically, as part of the success, we currently have three young people who are doing very well in the world of golf because of the clinic they experienced at Ikoyi Club.

“So, at the top of the file, we have Georgia Oboh, who is now playing on the Ladies European Tours.

“We also have Tokunbo Pedro, who is hoping to turn pro at any moment in Asia to horn his skills.

“And then, we have Anita Uwadiah, who plays in the University Golf Programmes in the States; they are almost semi-professionals, and doing very well,’’ said the captain.

He added that seeing the results of the regular and periodic coaching clinics, the club intended to do more in order to discover and groom new talented golfers.

“We are looking at how we can enhance our programmes, and the need to bring additional support for the education of our children.

“We are also talking to the Sunshine Tours, who are in agreement with us, and that’s what the PGA of Europe is offering too, the support for these young golfers.

“We are hoping to see our pros help these youngsters.

“As long as we can coordinate, I believe that the future of golf is on the right path,’’ Johnson said.

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