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400 golfers expected at IBB Club captain’s inaugural tournament

Over 400 golfers from across the country will take part in the inaugural edition of IBB International Golf and Country Club captain’s tournament. Activities to…

Over 400 golfers from across the country will take part in the inaugural edition of IBB International Golf and Country Club captain’s tournament.

Activities to herald the tournament commenced on Monday with over 100 players competing for prizes in tennis while action in golf begins today at the prestigious IBB golf course in Abuja.

According to the Chairman of the tournament committee, Major General Chris Jemitola (rtd) professional golfers will tee-off today while the veterans both male and female with handicap 19-54 will start on Thursday.

He also said on Friday, handicap 11-18 category will tee-off just as those with handicap 0-10 will take to the course on Saturday.

In his remarks, the captain, Dr Olabanjo Obaleye, said golf is a sport that can be used to build international diplomacy amongst countries.

He also reiterated his desire to see the club competing with the best clubs in the world.  

“This is one of the major tournaments and we strive to continue to lay a solid roadmap for the development of this club in such a way that in years to come, people will be proud to be associated with the club.

“The coverage of golf transcends the shores of this country. Golf is a veritable vehicle to build international diplomacy. In May this year, we were in Cameroon to celebrate their national day.

“Earlier in the year, we were in Ghana to celebrate their Independence as well. We are expecting nothing less than 5 countries to join us for our Independence Day,” he stated.

It will be recalled that the new executive was inaugurated in May 2023 and will run the affairs of the club till April 2024.

 

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