By Jacob Ajom
No fewer than 180 golfers from both Ikoyi Club 1938 and invited players from other clubs around the country will take part in this year’s Nigeria Cup, an annual golf tournament organised by the Ikoyi Golf Community Nigeria Association (IGCNA), in commemoration of Nigeria’s independence. The tournament tees off September 26 at at the golf course of Ikoyi Club 1938.
Speaking at a press briefing in Lagos yesterday, chairman of the organising committee, who doubles as vice chairman of the Golf Section, Ikoyi Club 1938, Lanre Kalejaiye said, apart from the golfers who will be competing for the coveted prize of N3m, set aside for professional competition, the children will also take their place in the week-long tournament.
“It is an amateur event among members which has the trophy as the ultimate target for competing golfers. However, we also have a youth day where the young ones will have to take the centre-stage,” the chairman added.
This year’s edition of Nigeria’s premier amateur golf tournament is themed 7 Shades of Green. “The theme is in recognition of Nigeria’s national colours and the fact that the event will last for seven days. Activities mapped out for each of the seven days will reflect Nigeria’s rich heritage and culture,” the chairman said.
He added that this year’s Independence Day Kitty scheduled for Thursday, October 1st, would be an exciting day of golfing for all club members and will celebrate Nigeria’s rich heritage in the Arts. The guests, veterans and sponsors will take their turn on the course on Friday while the final will be on Saturday, October 3rd, 2015. The event will climax with a Gala Dinner and prize presentation ceremonies later in the evening.
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