Friday, 31 May 2013
Grooming Young Nigerians For Golf
The game of Golf has always been considered an elitist activity and out of the reach of many, but for those families who can afford it and who are able to interest their children in taking up the sport, it can worthwhile, this is the case of Taremo Youdeowei, a teenage star who stunned a field of over 120 players to lift the overall amateur prize after he carded 69 one under par at the 1st Olu of Warri Golf Championship held at the Shell club, Ogunnu, near Warri, Delta State. The event was in commemoration of the 26th coronation anniversary of the Olu of Warri, Ogiame Atuwatse II. Young Taremo Youdeowei at play. When you encourage your children to golf, you’re introducing them to a sport they may be able to play for the rest of their lives and at the same time you’re introducing a new generation of young people to a sport that is almost non existent in Nigeria. I wonder what it would feel like to have a Nigerian in the next couple of years being on the same level with the likes of Tiger Woods and other Greats, the step begins right now. If you feel it’s a waste of valuable resources, you may consider it an investment for greater things to come, you never can tell.