Golf: Nigeria Can Produce World Class Players

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Sam Emehelu, a consultant to the Nigerian Golf Federation (NGF), has said that the implementation of the federation’s developmental programmes would produce world-class players like Tiger Woods and Ernie Els.

Emehelu told NAN yesterday in Lagos that the major problem being faced by the federation was funding.
‘‘The sponsors have a perception that there isn’t much to benefit from this environment and investing in the sport will not yield returns,’’ he said.

According to him, attention needs to be placed on developing the sport and see more Nigerians play as professionals and not just at the amateur level.

‘‘Professional golf needs to be promoted in the country,’’ he said.

Emehelu said that the body’s strategy was to develop the game at every level. ‘‘We can produce world class golfers earlier than we think if proper and adequate facilities are put in place.’’

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