Ola Saad proposes first pro-am golf tourney in decades
Captain of Ola Saad Ibrahim Golf Club, located inside the premises of Command Staff College in Jaji, Kaduna, Navy Commander JO Shaibu, has said that the club is prepared to host it’s first Professional and Amateur Golf Tournament in close to 50 years of existence.
Shaibu, who is also the commandant of the secondary school inside the premises of the staff college, said that the Pro-Am Tournament would signify a new phase of greatness in the club that has churned out great military icons as captains in past decades.
“This club has a cherished history of orderliness and uniqueness,” Shaibu said. “We don’t only engage in golfing, but we equally practicalise all the great ethics of the military. Golfers from across the northern part of the country especially love to play their golf here. And the reason for this is clear enough. We organise amateur tourneys here frequently outside the one that professionals play in. This is why I have put it upon myself to work out modalities that will see professional golfers compete on our course for the first time, and this will happen within the next three months”.
Shaibu noted that the nation’s golf professionals totalling over 150, would find playing on the Jaji course something of a delight since the course is quite competitive and challenging.
“From the face value, the course appears simple to navigate. But get on it and you will discover how difficult it is to make shots count here. The great thing about our course is that it punishes any erring play. You just have to be thoroughly focused to make things happen positively,” Shaibu explained.
He continued: “Besides, our course is in top shape to accommodate the professionals. We are only perfecting other areas to make this tournament a memorable one. I don’t have any doubt that we shall succeed. I have a competent vice in a jolly good golfing fellow, Solomon Sarki, who can always make things happen.”