Club Management

A t the top management level the club has a Board of Trustees that is custodian of all the assets of the Club. The day to day running of the club is undertaken by the management committee which is composed of 13 officers elected at the annual general meeting of the club. Each of the these officers with the exception of the captain, vice-captain and secretary constitute and chair their sub-committees that assist to handle their porfolios. The management committee is assisted in its work by administrative staff employed by the club. the support staff range from the club manager, accounts officer to the course workers and their supervisors.


The Club has been working hard to maintain a healthy number of active playing members although it has room for a few non playing members. Membership of the Club cuts across social and financial levels. Although the game of golf is widely regarded as a game of the rich the best players are the low income earners. On the Clubs register are about 1,000 members but of these only between 300 — 400 are active. The Club continues to strive to get new members especially those who are interested in taking up the game - the game of life.
As a promoter of the game of golf the Club on a yearly basis organizes series of tournaments. These tournaments are of various classes depending on who is eligible to play eg amateurs (ladies only, gents only or mixed), professionals only, professionals and amateurs or junior only. The tournaments can also be classified based on the king of game played eg "stroke play", "match play", "stableford" , or "bogie" to mention a few. Tournaments are sponsored by the Club, individuals, corporate organizations or government. The more competitions run, the better for the players and the Club. Table II shows a list of some of the organizations that have sponsored tournaments in the Club. The Club has been host to important tournaments in the Nigerian golfing calender. These include Pre-Nigerian Open Satellite Competitions, Pinnacle, National Interclub Match Play, National Sports Festival Golf Competition, and President's Cup. Others are Chief of Naval Staff Golf Tournament and Professional Golfers Association of Nigeria Qualifying School Competitions. The Club welcomes sports loving individuals and organizations to come up and assist the Club to host more tournaments of national and international standards.
At inception the putting surfaces were "browns" (sand) due to the difficultly of maintaining "greens" (grass) in this climatic region. However, the Club took a bold step of turning all the "browns" to "greens" at the prompting of Mallam Zubairu Jibril, Amir of Birnin Gwari. His efforts were complimented by sponsorship from the friends of Engr Andrew Yakubu. The greening of the 8 and one practice putting surfaces was executed by Arc Arabi Bello and also assisted by Engr Sulieman Adamu, Mallam Lawal Aboki, Alhaji Saadu Baloni and Mr Mike Okpere. The Club thus has 48 holes and a practice green with "grass" putting surface
The transformation from "browns" to "greens" has created an enormous demand for water which has prompted the Club to explore dependable sources of water that can keep the course green all year round. Andyls Canal (about km long) which runs through the course was rehabilitated to include three points along its course where water can be dammed to be used well into the dry season. Also (7 bore holes have been sunk on the course. All of these sources of water are able to provide the much needed water that will keep the course green all year round.
The Club has a number of course maintenance equipment the major ones being tractors, tractor trailers, lawn mowers, green mowers, gang mowers, grass cutters, and sprinklers. These are maintained in good working order at all times so as to ensure that the course is in a good playing condition at all times irrespective of season.
The Club acquired a software that it uses to run competitions, maintain handicaps, maintain records of membership, staff and caddies. it also maintains the financial record of members.