Winners emerge in Parkland Junior Tiger Championship

Former Lady Captain, IBB Golf Club, Mrs. Julie Acholonu (R), Arc M.B Bello and Mrs Omon Isemede with the winners of the Parkland Junior Tiger Championship.

Winners yesterday emerged at the 2019 edition of the Parkland Junior Tiger Championship held at the Parkland Golf Resort Club in Abuja.

The championship which is in its 5th edition is aimed at promoting youth participation in golfing saw over 35 kids between the ages of 5 and 18 years teeing off for honours.

At the end of the competition, Aaron Gambo emerged champion in the 10-18 years male category while Anase Vania Akper emerged champion in the female category.

In the Best Net (15-18 years), Moses Christopher emerged winner while Mubarak Salisu was the runner-up.

Miss Sharon Okola emerged the winner in the Little Tiger (5-9 years) category.

Similarly, Ryan Aikhideme was named the Best Net (5-9 years) while Aaron Ebode emerged runner-up.

Muhammed Alhassan emerged winner of the Best Net (10-14 years) category while Mubarak Salisu emerged runner-up.

The Grand Patron of Parkland Golf Resort Club, Arc M.B Bello said there is a special program called the Parkland Junior Golfers Academy which is for the training of young golfers.

He said “You can join with N10,000 for three months. However, you must come in groups of five to 10.

“Golfing is actually enjoyed in groups. The cost of play rests in the hands of the pros who have conceded to do at one-third of their normal charges.

“The club is also willing to give equipment to new participants which should grow the interests in golfing.”

Arc Bello further stated that golfing is the best game around and it will re-orientate the juniors while giving the children the best of opportunities to one day be decorated or represent the country.

“We are looking at individual brands coming up now to taking special interest in this program which is very nice for this country,” he said.

Arc Bello also revealed that the Parkland club was going into partnership with the government to bring more kids to play golf.

“We are going into partnership with the ministry of youths and sports, NAPTIP, National Orientation Agency to encourage them to refer kids here,” he said.

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