ABEOKUTA – A prominent Egba High Chief, Shina Luwoye has donated a two-wing 10 Golf Cart Capacity Garage to Abeokuta Golf Club.
The multi-million naira project was donated in commemoration of Chief Luwoye’s wife’s 59th birthday anniversary.
According to the Asiwaju Mayegun of Egbaland, the Golf cart would enhance the performance of people with health challenges and the aged playing golf.
While commissioning the project, the Alake and Paramount Ruler of Egbaland, Oba Adedotun Aremu Gbadebo said the addition of golf cart to the golf club would encourage more people in their 60s to play golf.
The royal father noted that with the golf carts would reduce the distance walked by golfers while on the course.
He commended Chief Luwoye and his wife for their dedication to the golf club and passion to develop the game.
Alake, therefore, called on Egba sons and friends in diaspora to come home and invest in the development of Egba nation.
“I want to tell people that no matter your age, you can play golf now. I will also donate more cart here.
“So for somebody having a golf cart, that means that the area you have to walk will be reduced. They say it’s allowed officially for those who are 70years and if your health condition does not permit you to walk a long distance, you can play with the golf carts, even when you’re under 70.
“So, this is very important. Wherever you go all over the world. You find so many golf carts, you just pay as you go. So we want to have something similar to that here. You can come and play for four or five hours, with or without anybody. You know, this is where the golf cart comes in.
“It’s extra to play in for a longer period to experience the ups and downs of different holes. No two holes are the same.”
In his remark, the Captain, Abeokuta Golf Club, Bashorun Ladi Adegbite lauded Chief Shina Luwoye and his wife for their contribution to the club.
Adegbite noted that, Chief Luwoye had consistently donated to the development of the Abeokuta Golf Club.
Responding, Chief Luwoye emphasized that the motive was to improve the quality of life of people who play golf and to enable people to play the game of golf to the 80s and 90years in Abeokuta Golf Club.
Luwoye maintained that the Abeokuta Golf Club needed to be improved to make it a pride for Egba nation and Ogun state, stressing that the infrastructural development would elevate its status with Ikoyi country club.
“Well, the motive is to encourage more people to play golf and to improve most especially the facilities available at Abeokuta Golf Club.
“I see the importance of how golf can help in building a community and in raising the standards of a community.
“So, it’s just not enough to have a golf course, but you must have a golf course that has all the facilities that are there to make the game of golf enjoyable for people or for the patrons of the club.
“So, that is what informed why we need to improve on the facilities because as we’re having many people who are getting older or getting into the 60s and 80s, and still playing the game of golf, we need to provide the infrastructure for them to keep on enjoying the game to their 90s.
“I don’t want to look at it from a financial perspective. I want to look at it from the happiness that you have provided to people. For having Golf carts two-wing 10 golf cart capacity garage, it means that there are about 500 to 600 people that will use the facility in a year.
“The motive is to improve on the quality of life of people who play golf and to enable people to play the game of golf to their 80s to their 90s in Abeokuta golf club.”