Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.


Golf is not for rich only, says IBB Golf lady captain

23 November 2013, 18:30

Abuja - Dr Joyce Barber, the Lady Captain of IBB International Golf and Country Club, on Saturday said the game of golf was not only for the rich but for disciplined and focused people.

Barber said this at the official tee-off of the 7th Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Governor’s Cup in Abuja.

She called on Nigerians to change their perception that golf was for the rich, saying that it was for principled and focused people.

The lady captain however advised ladies to join to take the game to those in the corporate world.

"I will say women participation in golf is low and we are making efforts to see that we get more ladies, especially those in the corporate world.

"Most people have a wrong perception that the game takes a lot of time to play and it is mainly for the rich, but I can tell you that it is not.

"Golf is one game that you play against yourself; you make out your own time. It helps in healthy living.

"The game is a game of integrity, you cannot play this game and your character is in question, you can’t do it.

"And that is why CBN, the custodian of our finances is supporting the game, since integrity remain the watch word of the apex bank.

Barber said that the IBB Golf Club started the Junior Open in the country, which was ranked internationally.

"Grassroots development means a lot to the ladies, because golf should really start from the grassroots.

"In Nigeria, the junior open was ranked by the international scene early this year,’’ she said.

Earlier, the CBN Governor, Malam Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, said the bank developed interest in golf because it shared some principles with the bank.

Sanusi was represented at the occasion by his Special Assistant on Payment System, Mr Walter Harry.

"Central Bank sponsors a lot of sporting events because we believe in people living a healthy lifestyle.

"We particularly identify with golf because we have the same kind of principles, which is focus, planning, consistency and the passion to excel,’’ he said.


Tags golf

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Read more from our Users

Nigeria @ 56: Words to my green f...

A leader’s job is not to dictate, but rather to be respected, admired and be a trustee, of the land we love, with so much potential, a land which should be freer than free. Its still a long way to fufilling our destiny! Read more...

Submitted by
Isaac Asabor263
Recession: An opportunity for Nig...

The recession should be seen as an opportunity for the country’s promotion as long as we all collectively conduct ourselves in a patriotic manner, writes Isaac Asabor.  Read more...

Submitted by
Black and White

We want to imitate the whites in everything because we are ignorant of our inherent originality and content. We spend all our Naira to acquire his inventions because we so oblivious of our natural endowments that we allow him have it for free. Read more...

Submitted by
Nate Nat
Adamawa State University Mubi: A ...

ADSU integrity forum has accused the Sunday Joshua Wugira, a lawyer, of adopting unorthodox tactics by abusing his privilege by attacking the integrity of ADSU Vice Chancellor Dr. Moses Zira Zaruwa, writes a News24 reader. Read more...

Submitted by
Abdulsalam Jubril
My Country Nigeria (Part One)

Poetry by Abdulsalam Jubril.

Submitted by
Abdulsalam Jubril
Recession, dearth in leadership a...

Every leader has the opportunity to become great and making himself immortal in the lives and hearts of people for generations to come. Will Mr. President seize this opportunity?, questions Abdulsalam Jubril. Read more...