Golf: IBB ladies to mentor 30 female caddies

Mrs Jane Ahmed, Competition Secretary of the Women Section of IBB Golf Club (First Left)

By Collins Yakubu-Hammer

The Ladies Section of the IBB International Golf and Country Club says 30 female caddies will be engaged to enhance professionalism in the game.

Lady Captain of the club, Mrs Comfort Olateju, said this at the celebration of the International Women Golf Day on Wednesday in Abuja.

The celebration, with the theme: Be the best version of yourself that you can be, was organised by the Ladies Section of the Club.

Olateju said to achieve the theme of the celebration, there was need to involve caddies to play with.

This is because we want to empower and celebrate female golfers around the world and we want a kind of empowerment that will be sustainable.

There is going to be a lecture and programme where each woman player will be encouraged to adopt a caddy and empower her in the area of mentorship.

Let me also add that playing golf is an exercise; as you walk and go round, you are seeing the trees and nature that improve our health,Olateju said.

Similarly, the Vice Lady Captain of the club, Dame Julie Okah-Donli, said there were young girls that played as professionals and some playing to become professionals.

Here in IBB, we encourage as many young girls as possible to come out and play golf as their male counterparts, and as a matter of fact, we are going to sponsor some of them, she said.

In the same vein, the competition Secretary for the Ladies Section, Mrs Jane Ahmed, said the celebration of the International Women Golf Day started in 2017.

The whole idea of this years celebration is to empower girls and for ladies to network; so the day is for uniting, bringing in new golfers, networking and empowering the young ones.

So we in the IBB and Ladies Section have chosen to empower female caddies, because, you must start from your immediate environment.

We have 30 female caddies and we have chosen to see how we can sit together and help them in their individual circumstances.

This is the first time we are doing this, and we hope it will yield fruits, Ahmed said.

One of the female caddies, Miss Hanatu Timothy, a champion for Carddies from Adamawa, said she was happy to play in the Ladys Day.

She expressed optimism thatOlateju, Okah-Donli, Ahmed and others would empower her and her fellow caddies to take their game to the professional level. (NAN)


Edited by Dorcas Jonah/Idris Abdulrahman

Source: NAN News