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100 golfers feature in 7th FOC Golf tournament in Lagos

The Flag Officer Commanding (FOC) Western Naval Command, Rear Adm. Yakubu Wambai, says no fewer than 100 golfers participated in the just concluded 7th FOC…

The Flag Officer Commanding (FOC) Western Naval Command, Rear Adm. Yakubu Wambai, says no fewer than 100 golfers participated in the just concluded 7th FOC West Golf Tournament in Lagos.

The 7th FOC West Amateur/Pro Invitational Golf Tournament was held from Nov.17 to Nov.19, 2022 at the Dolphin Golf Club, Navy Town, Ojo, Lagos. (NAN)

The tournament featured five categories including the  Gross Category, Net Category, Ladies Category, Veteran Category and Senior Veteran Category.

He congratulated the golfers who came from across the country to participate in the tournament and assured that the office of the FOC West would continue to sponsor golf tournaments annually.

“The office of the FOC West is also making a concerted effort to see that the yearly grant given to the Dolphin Club by the Naval Headquarters is restored.

“We will also ensure to bring out a programme that is deliberately designed to catch them young within the barracks community and environs to have more membership from the early ages.

“I celebrate with the winners and urge those that did not win to continue to work hard and improve their game in subsequent tournaments,” the FOC said.

Wambai said that golf was a strategic game that brings about physical fitness while improving relationships and communication among participants in a relaxed environment.

Also speaking, Mr Kronakegha Uti, Captain of Dolphin Golf Club, said that he was impressed with the performance of the golfers because a lot of them played “under par”.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that winners were given prizes ranging from sets of pots, electric cooker to television, fridge among other items. (NAN)