The CEO, Airfirst Maintenance and Engineering Nigeria Limited, Gbolahan Abatan, says lack of adequate sponsorship is the major constraint of golf in the country.
Abatan explained that Airfirst and other partners were getting involved in sponsoring golf to aide its development, while speaking with journalists on the sidelines of the Airfirst golf tournament at the Abeokuta Golf Club, Oke Mosan.
“We need sponsorship to develop the game of golf and that is why Airfirst and other partners are getting involved,” Abatan said.
“The challenge in the development of the game in Nigeria is sponsorship. I know of three to four guys in Abeokuta Golf Club who will compete with Tiger Woods, but we lack sponsorship and that is how we can aid these players and push them to the global scene.
“For development of golf, we are planning to have golf academy, so, that we have a kind of catch-them-young programme for our golfers from secondary schools.
“We shall also be very much involved in developing the Golf Resort that was initiated by the Late Apagun Olumide, the rooms there will take about 75 people with other facilities.”
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