2nd Chime Tourney Holds In April


The golf section of the Enugu Sports Club says plans are underway by its leadership to stage an eventful and thrilling 2nd edition of Governor Sullivan Chime’s PRO- Arm Championship, estimated to gulp about N20 million in April.

Newly elected captain of the golf club, Surveyor John Emenike, who dropped the hint during an interactive session with sports writers yesterday in Enugu, said his administration had mapped out several tournaments and programmes aimed at taking the perceived elitist game to the next level in the coal city state of Enugu.

The week-long fiesta, according to him, would feature golfers across the country, promising that the organisation would be fantastic.

He, however, said that as part of measureS MAPPED OUT to expose their members to their counterparts in foreign land as well as keep them abreast of the 21st century international best golf practices, arrangements are also underway by the club to send some of them to Maryland, United States of America for a charity game in June this year.

Emenike, however, used the forum to solicit for the co-operation of sports journalists in the state as it concerns adequate coverage of all its programmes, describing sports writers and golfers as partners in progress.

He added that the interaction “was very timely especially coming at a time when we just finished electing new leaders that would pilot affairs of the association in the next one year.”

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According to him, the new leadership is also going to improve on the existing security situation at the golf course, stressing that as a place where all manner of dignitaries visit nearly on daily basis, there is need for adequate security in the area.

To this end, Emenike said that job for the fencing of the entire golf course would soon commence, adding that “our dream is to provide adequate security in the place and make the 18-hole Enugu golf course one of the best in the country.”

Vice Captain of the club, Mr. Ben Etiaba, in his own brief remarks, said the discovery of young talents during the club’s various tournaments is the main priority of the new executives so that they can groom new golfers that would replace the aging ones in the feature.

Etiaba also used the meeting to reorientate people that golf is not an elitist sport, as it is widely believed, stressing that anybody, no matter his status in the society, can join the club as well as play the game.

He, therefore, called on all and sundry, especially the young ones, to embrace the sport which he described as wonderful.

—Adebobola Alawode

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