This year’s edition of Nigeria Golf Cup tweed off at Ikoyi Club 1938, Lagos with the junior players’ competition, tagged ‘Catch Them Young,’ featuring children from ages two to 17.
Other categories include the Caddies Competition slated for September 26, Ladies Competition, September 27, Nigeria Cup Kitty is billed for September 28, and Professional/Amateur, which is a mix of professional golfers and amateurs of handicap 0-12, making up of about 180 players, is slated for September 29.
On September 30, it would be the turn of guests and veterans to take to the course. These categories include players from sponsors and senior golfers of ages 60 and above.
The grand finale is billed for October 1, with the activities to be rounded-off with a gala night and awards to various winners and crowning of the Nigeria Cup 2016 winner.
Organising committee chairman, Bayo Alli, noted that the Nigeria Cup was used to celebrate Nigeria’s Independence, just as he noted that in spite of challenges facing the nation, there was so much to celebrate.
According to him, Nigeria Cup is a property of Ikoyi Golf Community Nigeria Association, and members are active amateur golfers who enjoy playing golf.
They are an assemblage of successful men and women who are captains of various industries that believe through recreation they could promote the rich tradition and heritage of Nigeria with the game.
Alli, who also doubles as the golf section vice president, said a number of players had emerged through the juniors’ competition to making waves in the game within Nigeria and abroad.
He particularly named Tokunbo Pedro, Anita Uwadia and United Kingdom based-George Oboh, adding: “The fact that we remain as one united Nigeria is one good reason for this celebration.”