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Nigeria’s 'Queen of Golf' Mentors Next Generation of Potential Pro Golfers

After 17 years as a Class A golfer, Uloma Mbuko has risen to a level in sports that few women in Nigeria ever reach, and now she is lead instructor at a beginners' golf training program for boys and girls.
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Uloma Mbuko playing at the 2014 Zambia Women Open at the Ndola Golf Club. Mbuko has played golf for 17 years, becoming Nigeria’s premier female golfer after winning more than 200 awards. (Courtesy Uloma Mbuko)
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Uloma Mbuko playing at the 2014 Zambia Women Open at the Ndola Golf Club. Mbuko has played golf for 17 years, becoming Nigeria’s premier female golfer after winning more than 200 awards. (Courtesy Uloma Mbuko)

Uloma Mbuko has won more than 200 awards in her 17-year professional golf career. (Courtesy Uloma Mbuko)
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Uloma Mbuko has won more than 200 awards in her 17-year professional golf career. (Courtesy Uloma Mbuko)

Uloma Mbuko says her sisters both look up to her and support her. (Courtesy Uloma Mbuko)
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Uloma Mbuko says her sisters both look up to her and support her. (Courtesy Uloma Mbuko)

Golf is slowly gaining popularity in Nigeria. Every Saturday, young people take lessons at the IBB International Golf and Country Club in the Nigerian capital of Abuja. Uloma Mbuko is the lead instructor. (Chika Oduah for VOA)
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Golf is slowly gaining popularity in Nigeria. Every Saturday, young people take lessons at the IBB International Golf and Country Club in the Nigerian capital of Abuja. Uloma Mbuko is the lead instructor. (Chika Oduah for VOA)

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