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Sports News of Tuesday, 14 June 2022


AFGRAS secures over 300 golf clubs, bags for Nigerian youngsters

AFGRAS Chairman making a presentation to a young golfer AFGRAS Chairman making a presentation to a young golfer

Advocates For Grassroots Sports Foundation (AFGRAS), a non-profit sports organization has taken delivery of golf clubs and bags to be given out to over 300 young Nigerian golfers.

AFGRAS received the clubs and bags from ASGL, a French association of golf courses that organises and manages golf competitions, in France, recently. ASGL dedicated this year’s international golf competition at the Lacanau-Ocean Golf Club, Bordeaux, to collect the golf clubs and bags for young Nigerians.

The special charity competition to collect golf clubs and bags for Nigerian youngsters was the initiative of the president of ISGL, Jean-Paul Roumat, supported by AFGRAS ambassador in France, Carl Dubois, who also promised to do more for young Nigerian golfers.

AFGRAS took delivery of the golf clubs and bags through its chairman of the Board of Trustees, Mr Bob Olukoya. Olukoya, on behalf of AFGRAS, also presented gifts to three of the best young golfers at Lacanau-Ocean.

Eighty-two golfers participated in the two-day competition in Bordeaux. Fifteen slots were reserved for Nigerian golfers to be part of the competition but only six of them were able to make it to France.

AFGRAS board chairman Olukoya said the clubs and bags would be committed into the hands of responsible individuals who would ensure their return every time they are booked for use by golfers.

Already, plans are in top gear to organize a similar charity competition for young Nigerian golfers next year in Rennes, France.