Nigerian teenager, Georgia Oboh won the recently concluded 2015 U.S. Kids Golf Teen World Championship, which held at the Mid Pines Inn and Golf Club, North Carolina, FEVER PITCH caught up with her for an interview in which she called on the Nigeria Golf Federation to come to her aid as she prepares for another tournament.
Do you still pinch yourself to prove you aren’t dreaming after your amazing success at the US Kids Golf Teen World Championship or have you adapted to your new status by now?
I think I have adapted to my new status as the Girls 14 World Champion because I always knew a big victory was just around the corner, so I was prepared to accept it. I had been close a few times so I had learnt a great deal from my near misses. I have also prayed for wisdom from God.
What’s the secret to your success , any special routine or diet you adhered to prior to your success?
Was golf something you’ve always wanted to do or daddy and mummy had a say before you got into it? I have always enjoyed playing golf but it was only when I was about 7 that I knew it was the career for me. That year, me and my parents went to the Ricoh Women’s British Open, we watched Lorena Ochoa and on the 17th hole tee box she rolled a golf ball to me (I was in the crowd spectating). After that I knew that I genuinely wanted to become a professional golfer, seeing her play with pure joy even in a major championship showed meÃÂ¾ that golf was just a game that everyone should enjoy.
What other interests do you have apart from golf?
I love to write, so maybe I will release a book in the future, I love listening to pop music mostly but I do enjoy Afro Jazz . I watch movies in my spare time especially fast paced action movies they are probably my favourite kind of movies, I sometimes go on the internet and just search different topics like world politics and I also study successful and inspirational people for clues to their success. I would love to help golf in the developing world especially Africa someday through my foundation and charity.
What will be your ultimate ambition as a golfer and why?
To be the best professional player in the world because it is the greatest achievement any golfer can hold, it shows everyone else that you are the best in your trade or line of work. I would also love to do for Africa what Se Ri Pak did for Korean golf by encouraging girls and boys to take up the game and enjoy the competition. I am currently an ambassador for KIDS GOLF INTERNATIONAL who organise a program for Junior golf in Nigeria at the moment and also for the GREEN PROJECT by McWord and hope to start an initiative called STREET GOLF, introducing golf to less priviledged kids in schools and in the street.