Captain of Ibadan Golf Club (IGC), Tunji Oladosu, has said the introduction of the World Handicap System (WHS) by the Otunba Olusegun Runsewe-led Nigeria Golf Federation (NGF) will go a long way in improving the game of golf in the country.
The WHS is a universal ranking software which can be accessed by players globally.
Oladosu, who was speaking with Sportingtribune at the 1st Nigeria Golf Federation Summit for Captains in Abuja, said the WHS when deployed will not only give golf the respect it deserves in Nigeria but will make the country to be at par with other golf clubs across the world.
“We thank God that this summit has come to take place which is the first of its kind to bring golfers most especially captains and heads of golf clubs together towards improving the game of golf. From what we have seen here today, there are so many things to take away. First is the unity of golfers as a whole. Bringing us together as one big family so that we will be able to shake and move the world.
“Secondly is the introduction of the World Handicap System (WHS) that is about to be deployed to golf communities so that we can be at par with other golf clubs across the globe and that is the essence of this summit that we are interested in. I know by the time this software (WHS) is being deployed, things will totally change and golf will be given the respect that it deserves,” Oladosu told Tribune Sports.
The IGC boss said with the WHS on ground, it will afford his club the opportunity to introduce young golfers to the game at a very early age especially those with no background in golf.
“Actually this falls in line with what I had as part of my plans when I came as captain to develop the junior golf academy to start catching them young and introducing them to the game of golf.
“This has been in the pipeline to start on weekends and to go across the schools especially for those with no background in golf so that we can catch them young, start developing them and positioning them for greatness like we have in other developed countries. It is a good thing that the country has keyed into and we believe that some of us that have vision for golf will also key into it,” he stated.