NGF launches registration of Nigerian golfers in World Handicap System

The Nigerian Golf Federation (NGF) said it has started the process of registering Nigerian amateur golfers with the World Handicap System (WHS).

NGF President Otunba Olusegun Runsewe, who revealed it on Monday, February 14, said the technical committee had already briefed the board on the process which he described as an innovation in the history of the game. in Nigeria.

The NGF chairman said the software will mark everyone so that a 28 handicapper will now know exactly what is expected of him in an eight or 18 hole round of golf.

Furthermore, he revealed that Royal and Ancient (R&A), who are the guardians of the gold game, had asked the NGF to choose 10 golf clubs to help members start the WHS exercise.

Therefore, in order to comply with the directive, Runsewe said over the past two weeks, the NGF had made seven clubs across the country while the remaining three – Port Harcourt, Enugu and Asaba were awaiting integration.

He said three clubs, Ikoyi, Kano and Ikeja, who bypassed NGF by contacting R&A directly regarding the process, were referred to the federation.

“The Handicap system is the latest software in the world that will enable every Nigerian golfer to be licensed with his Handicap document. I can assure you that within the next two or three months, Nigeria will be fully integrated into the WHS system,” Runsewe said.

The NGF Chairman also said that golfers from Nigerian clubs who are captured on the system will have their handicap recognized on the software in any part of the world.

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