Tony Onwu, the erstwhile vice-captain of the golf section of Ikoyi Club 1938 has been named captain. He was returned unopposed at the Annual General Meeting concluded Wednesday February 25, 2015.
Onwu replaced Ted Iwere whose tenure also expired at the AGM. And he has promised to drive the club’s development agenda with his new team.
“It is a great honour to be saddled with the leadership of the club and I make quick to say that I am aware of the how passionate members are towards the development of the section; and that is what I will pursue vigorously with my team”.
As the vice-captain, Onwu led the team that staged the Nigeria Cup Golf Championship in September 2014 and believes that experience more than set him up for the golfing year he would be leading.
“Although the two roles are not per se comparable, being vice-captain keeps you on the committee and tests your team building skills to run an effective executive team, which I believe is a great tradition” he said.
As the captain of the club Onwu says his immediate challenge is to keep the golf course is perfect shape, and upgrade some aspect of the facility that has been a source of concern to the members of the section.
“The AGM left us with a good feel of the concern of the members of the section, especially on specific aspects of the course. It is clear that everyone yearns for a great course and a better managed section and we will do our best to meet those demands.”
Immediate Past Captain of the golf section, Ted Iwere says that the level of passion of the members of the section is very encouraging and that informs the level of probity into details of the executive’s activity.
Iwere added that, “Tony (Onwu) is an experienced manager and he brings a whole new perspective to the management of the club which I believe will drive the golf section to a new level. He worked with my team and I can say he is a very dedicated golfer.”