Ilorin Golf Club to set up academy

Tunde Akanbi,Ilorin

The new management of the Ilorin Golf Club says it will partner with the Kwara State Government to set up a golf academy for young and budding golfers.

The newly elected Captain of the club, Olayiwola Malik stated this, in his post election speech in the state capital, Ilorin.

Malik said the management would embark on a catch-them-young policy, and approach schools who are interested in holiday golf clinisc. This is aimed at generating some extra revenue for the club to ensure regular maintenance of the grass at the course .

He added that the club would also offer weekend golf lessons at a fee for those schools that want golf as part of extracurricular activities in their school calendar.

The new captain announced that an ad hoc committee would be set up generate more revenue, stressing that the new management would strive to maintain the standard handed over to them by the former executive.

Malik said some thorny issues about the constitutional provisions of the club would soon be resolved while his executive would run a transparent committee .

He promised that the number of competitions would be increased and professional golfers encouraged to contribute meaningfully to to upliftment of the club.

Other executives elected include Segun Oyinlola – Vice Captain, Fatai Dankazeem -Secretary and Tony Gbegbaje -House Officer.

The post of Course Officer went to Sule Ajayi; Caddy officer is now Stephen Michael, while the position of Treasurer went to Kazeem Adeyemo. Paul Adache is the Competition Secretary.