The two-week long event, tagged “Future Champions of Golf” is being put together by the MayRose Richard Obioha-led Ladies Section of the IBB Golf Club as part of efforts to raise the level of golfing game in the country.
According to the chairman of the organising committee and Vice Lady Captain, Joy Ikwue, more than 70 children and teenagers between the age five and 18 have so far registered for the clinic and more are still coming.
She said top Nigerian professional golfers will offer life skills training to the children with a view of integrating them into the game.
“Golf is a game of rules and as much as there will be many rules for the children to learn, we will also want them to know about service to humanity, country and fellow golfers,” Ikwue stated.
She said the club’s ladies have traditionally arranged this summer development clinic for over a decade and the section has tried to sustain the developmental programme with the aim of discovering potential young golfers.
“The clinic is to catch them young and groom them so as to become assets for their parents and Nigeria as a whole.”
Ikwue however lamented the difficulties in getting sponsors as some of the letters sent out did not receive any response.
She however thanked the Nigeria Content Development and Monitoring Board, Rotary Club, as well as members of the club for their support. The clinic will run from Monday July 26 to to Friday August 6.