Nigerian Georgia Oboh wants to qualify for the Olympics

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Nigerian Georgia Oboh wants to qualify for the Olympics and become the best golfer in the world. After earning a place on the Ladies European Tour (LET) at 17. Oboh became the first Nigerian to qualify for the tour. When Oboh started playing golf, she found it difficult to find role models in the sport, so she was particularly inspired by tennis greats Serena Williams and Naomi Osaka.

Georgia was born in northern England city Manchester, and her parents played a crucial role in helping her play golf at a young age. First, her father was introduced to the game by his grandmother. Next, he got his wife to play, but it wasn’t until much later that she swung her first golf club. After that, she moved house, played various golf clubs and gained new skills and experience she believes has helped her on her way to becoming a professional.

After a successful junior career in which she won numerous trophies, Georgia went to school but was let down. After getting through pre-qualifying, she was nervous and had to wait until the last day of the actual event to get her professional card. Georgia turned pro in November 2018 and hopes to win one or two majors a year.