Likius looking to go pro

Bright future

13 June 2020 | Sports

Likius Nande; Namibian golfer; “I will have to wait and see how everything goes before making a final decision.”

Swakopmund • [email protected]


Swakopmund-raised amateur golfer Likius Nande (26) is fostering plans to turn professional next year, if the prevailing Covid-19 situation improves.

The 2018 Namibia Annual Sports Awards Sport Star of the Year, said he moved to Windhoek at the beginning of the year to improve his game.

“I want to work harder on the quality of my game. The course is a bit busier and I get the chance to practice with professional golfers, some of whom I grew up looking up to.”

Due to the uncertainty surrounding Covid-19 and its impact on sports, Likius says he will have to wait and see how things pan out before making a final decision about his future as a golfer.

“The plan is to turn professional next year. However, I will have to wait and see how everything goes before making a final decision.”

The golfer currently has a handicap of plus two.

Likius won the Windhoek Lager Africa jacket Golf Championship in 2018 and defended this title successfully in 2019 by clinching the Rössmund Open that year. He has also broken course records at the Windhoek Country Club Golf Course, with a 10 under par round as well as the Walvis Bay Golf Course where he played a 7 under par round.

He is currently ranked third in Namibia and was a member of the Namibian team that took second place at the 2019 Africa Region 5 Golf Tournament.

Eddy Hangula, who is a golf teaching professional, introduced Likius to golf in 2007.

“I have since worked with different coaches who are mainly from South Africa. They are the ones who sharpened my golfing game,” he said.

Likius says his biggest strength is his driving ability as well as his mental strength, which helps him handle pressure.

His routine before a big tournament involves working on his game mentality and hitting some balls on the driving range.

He recently secured a deal to become the brand ambassador of Chubby Waters, a 100% Namibian owned mineral water brand.
He urged local corporates to invest in athletes.

“I dream of making it in life with my talent. I am slightly disadvantaged because of funds, but believe anything is possible. Helping athletes can really bring about positive change,” he said.


Similar News

 

Cricket festival keeps on going

3 hours ago | Sports

Walvis Bay The annual Coastal Cricket Youth Festival sponsored by Walvis Bay Salt Refiners and hosted by Cricket Namibia, is being hosted for...

Pro-Ed sports teams making waves

2 days ago - 21 October 2020 | Sports

Walvis Bay • [email protected] Pro-Ed Academy’s cricket and archery team is on a winning streak, with both scooping gold and being declared tournament...

Jong karateka vereer

5 days ago - 18 October 2020 | Sports

Swakopmund • [email protected] Elf jong karateka het elkeen ’n swartbeld ontvang tydens ’n sermonie van die Shotokan Karate Akademie Internasionaal (SKAI). Volgens sensei...

Kruger wins go-karting club championship

1 week ago - 15 October 2020 | Sports

Swakopmund • [email protected] SFC Swakop Karters held their Club Championship at the Swakop Go-karters track on Saturday, attracting drivers from various age groups and classes...

Desert Dash on a roll

1 week ago - 12 October 2020 | Sports

The 2020 edition of the Nedbank Desert Dash was officially launched this afternoon in Windhoek.Known as the longest single-stage mountain bike race in the world,...

Swarts humbled by AGC promotion

3 weeks ago - 01 October 2020 | Sports

Swakopmund • [email protected] Marco Swarts was recently appointed as the vice president of the African Golf Confederation (AGC) Southern chapter.According to Swarts who is...

Hotto switch to Pirates

3 weeks ago - 27 September 2020 | Sports

Swakopmund • [email protected] Deon Hotto was recently unveiled as signing for South African soccer giants Orlando Pirates.Gerald Güther, who formerly coached Hotto at Swakopmund...

Girls cricket action at the coast

4 weeks ago - 25 September 2020 | Sports

Walvis Bay •[email protected] practicing contact sports has been allowed after the end of the State of Emergency, more sporting events are expected to start at...

Golf with a heart

4 weeks ago - 25 September 2020 | Sports

The Nedbank for Autism Golf Series will commence this weekend, aiming to raise funds and awareness for the Autism Association of Namibia. The event which...

Former Warriors pay tribute to Seth Boois

1 month - 22 September 2020 | Sports

Swakopmund • [email protected] Former Namibian national goalkeeper Danzyl Bruwer paid tribute to the former Brave Warriors coach and NFA technical director Seth Boois (60),...

Latest News

Cricket festival keeps on going

3 hours ago | Sports

Walvis Bay The annual Coastal Cricket Youth Festival sponsored by Walvis Bay Salt Refiners and hosted by Cricket Namibia, is being hosted for...

Covid’s real impact on the...

1 day - 23 October 2020 | Economics

The Covid-19 pandemic is a crisis like no other, and there was a substantial degree of uncertainty around its impact on lives and livelihoods. “Governments...

Geingob kommentaar ‘nie haatspraak’

1 day - 23 October 2020 | Government

Swakopmund • [email protected] Oomblikke ná President Hage Geingob sy gevoel oor wit stemmers geuiter het, het ’n storm oor sy opmerkings op sosiale media...

Calling all dancers

1 day - 22 October 2020 | Art and Entertainment

Walvis Bay •[email protected] The Namibia Dance Sport Academy is hosting the Global Dance Supreme – Namibia online qualifiers from 1 to 3 November...

Sakkie Tsam in the spotlight...

1 day - 22 October 2020 | Art and Entertainment

Swakopmund • [email protected] Swakopmund born and bred musician Sakkie Tsam officially kick-started his solo music career with the release of his single Nâma...

BC Stone management responds to...

1 day - 22 October 2020 | Labour

Walvis Bay • [email protected] Employees of BC Stone Products Namibia handed over a petition to their management, highlighting grievances pertaining to the company’s...

Land for SDFN

1 day - 22 October 2020 | Local News

Swakopmund • [email protected] The Shack Dwellers Federation of Namibia (SDFN) received land from the Swakopmund municipality to build 31 houses. Speaking at the handover,...

Five new Covid cases in...

1 day - 22 October 2020 | Health

Health minister Dr Kalumbi Shangula announced 54 new Covid-19 cases and 22 recoveries. He said that 1 061 results were received from the laboratories and...

AgriPitch deadline dead ahead

1 day - 22 October 2020 | Events

There are just hours to go until the 23 October deadline to enter the African Development Bank’s (www.AfDB.org) AgriPitch Competition. Selected entries by African youth...

Load More