NGF’s new president pledges to take golf to grassroots

By SundiataPOST, Abuja

The newly-elected of Nigerian Golf Federation (NGF), Dr Peter Deshi, on Saturday in Abuja promised the game of golf the grassroots.

In a statement issued, he said his mission was demystify the game of golf in Nigeria by taking it the grassroots.

Deshi was elected at the sports federation elections held in Abuja on November 5.

“I promise to the game to a level where it will become a household name in every community in Nigeria.

“This is to correct the erroneous impression that it is a game for the rich or that it is an elitist game,’’ Deshi, who is the Special Adviser to the Senate on Sports and Youth Development, said.

He said the sport was for all categories of Nigerians, and would be introduced to the schools to disprove the wrong notion.

“Contrary to this view, golf is a game for all ages and seasons. We are going to ensure that the game is introduced to both secondary and tertiary institutions during my tenure,’’ Deshi said.

He called for the co-operation of all Nigerians to make the idea a reality. He however assured that Nigeria would make an appreciable impact in the golf event of the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio, Brazil.

Deshi is the immediate past captain of the IBB Golf and Country Club in Abuja.

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