PGA tips Acropolis Golf Course to unearth hidden talents

One of the expected gains from the Acropolis Golf Course, which will be launched on April 6, according to the Professional Golfers’ Association of Nigeria, is that it will help groom more professional golfers in the country.

PGA of Nigeria’s Operations Director, Uchenna Ezebuiro, said the golf course will help spread the game to a new location, where he believes youngsters will be allowed to embrace the money-making side of the game.

“Nigeria is one of the few African countries where youngsters can aspire to take up golf as a career, and with dedication make some decent income to live above the average populace, and even beyond,” he said.

He said that some of the players in the top 10 of the Nigerian PGA’s ranking are comfortable, adding, however, that it takes hard work to become a professional golfer.

“Nigerians are naturally athletic, passionate, and goal-oriented. Part of the reasons that the PGA of Nigeria is supporting this project is the potential it has in helping scale the number of youngsters that are exposed to the potential of taking up the game professionally.”

Also speaking on the new arena, Acropolis Golf and Resort’s Communications Manager, Pamela Osanakpo, said that the strategic partnership between her outfit and the PGA of Nigeria is such that the facility would be involved in development initiatives from the get-go.

“Our relationship is a strategic alliance that will benefit the game of golf, the community, and the country. Top professionals in the country are also taking part in the opening 18-hole event.”

Nigeria’s current number one player, Francis Epe of Ikoyi Club 1938, golf section, former order of merit leaders, Oche Odoh, Mike Ubi, Gift Willy, and Olapade Sunday have also been listed to showcase their skills at the one-day event.

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