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New Lady captain pledges sponsorship for lady golfers to tournaments

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New Lady captain pledges sponsorship for lady golfers to tournaments

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Olukayode Babalola

Lafia, Oct. 17, 2021. (NAN) Newly elected Lady Captain of Lafia Golf Club, Marylinda Ogbole, has pledged sponsorship of lady golfers going out for tournaments, to enable them project the name of the club and put the state in the limelight.

Ogbole stated this in her speech shortly after being inaugurated as part of the club’s new executive in Lafia, on Sunday.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Ogbole took over from outgoing Lady Captain, Asibi Ogabo, who only recently organized the club’s first Ladies’ Open Tournament.

According to Ogbole, the club’s Ladies section, under her leadership, would work hard to bring onboard ladies who were yet to understand the golfing activities in the state.

“Most a time when you go to them, they will tell you it’s capital intensive, but that’s not it. As you come to play, we have golfers who are ready to assist. If it’s the kits that we use in playing, you will get somebody who is ready to give you to start playing.

“If it comes to getting your own, you will have somebody who will assist you as well in getting your own kits. Golfing is a family affair because all of us are just like one big family.

“I intend to project the ladies’ Lafia golf course globally and build on the success of the First ladies tournament that was given wide publicity.

”We will also sponsor our ladies to go out for tournaments, so that they can project the name of Lafia Golf club,” she said.

In his acceptance speech, the new Captain of the Lafia Golf Club, Augustine Okyuwa, said they will work according to the rules of the game and called on members to support them in the discharge of their duties.

“I have spoken to a lot of people in the state and I have told them the importance of exercise. Golf is a very important game. So, people are very much aware of that and are ready to come in and exercise and contribute in their own way to the development of the club.

Also speaking, the immediate past Captain of the club, Paul Kouame, urged the Nasarawa state government to support the Lafia Golf Club in order to encourage the development of the game in the state.

Kouame, who stated this at the handing-over ceremony to the new club officials, said the state stands to benefit greatly from sporting activities, hence the need for the government to tap into the enormous opportunities that golf presents and support the club, especially during tournaments.

“The challenge here has been that the Lafia Golf club was not receiving support from the government. But, thank God, there had been a wonderful action lately, at the ladies’ open tournament,” he said.

NAN reports that the new elected officials included, Austine Okyuwa as Captain, Changkat Luck, Vice-Captain, Solomon Nwokoro, Secretary, Godwin Ogwuche, Finance Secretary and Marylinda Ogbole as Lady Captain and Treasurer.

Others are Peter Danfuru, as Social Secretary, Andrew Yakubu as Bar Secretary and Edwin Philip as Public Relations Officer. (NAN) (nannews.ng)
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Edited by Mouktar Adamu

Ismail Abdulaziz

Deputy Editor in Chief, Website & State House Bureau, Abuja.
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