With Coach Yates, Ibom Hotel Golf Resort gets residential school
THE Le Meridien Ibom Hotel & Golf Resort recently opened a residential golf school aimed at making the sport accessible to a larger population of Nigerians.
Disclosing this last week in Abuja, the General Manager, Le Meridien Ibom Hotel & Golf Resort, Marc Devroye, said golf enthusiasts, as well as those aspiring to learn and become professional players now have the opportunity to explore their talent.
Devroye also used the opportunity to introduce a renowned golf coach, Roger Yates, who according to him, has over 35 years experience as a coach.
“Yates, with over 35 years experience as a professional golf coach, would be bringing his unique approach to coaching to bear on the game, which was already making appreciable difference to resident golfers of the Ibom Golf Course.
“Together with our unique 19-hole golf course, we are set to build a country of professionals of the sport from young children, teenagers to adults. Everyone can play. You just need to explore this opportunity with us, it is life changing,” Devroye said.
Appreciating the fact that the idea of residential schools is not new in the world of golf, he said it was certainly unique to Nigeria as it promises either established or new golfers the perfect way to improve their game.
Aside the residential golf school, the facility owners also have plans to institute golf competition among secondary school students, which Coach Yates said would kick off with few schools within the South-South zone.
He is, however, optimistic that in no distant time, schools from across the country will key into the programme, just as he urged state governors and private individuals within and around Akwa Ibom to avail themselves the opportunity of sponsoring students to then facility.