By Kazeem Awojoodu, Ibadan
Over 150 golfers have shown interest to participate in Ibadan two days NGF South West Zonal Championship.
Naijanewshub.com.ng reports that over 150 golfers are set to compete in the Nigeria Golf Federation (NGF) South West Zonal Championship schedule to hold in Ibadan, the Capital City of Oyo state.
The two-day championship according to the NGF South West Zonal Representative, who also doubled as the Lady Captain Dolphin Golf Club, Mrs. Bose Ngozi Onwuegbu will kick-off at Ibadan Golf Club, Onireke Area of Ibadan Metropolis between November 4-5, 2022.
Mrs. Bose Ngozi Onwuegbu who briefed journalists alongside former Captain of Ibadan Golf Club and Chairman Planning Committee of NGF tournament, Mr. Idowu Salami and the Secretary Ladies Section Ibadan Golf Club who is also a member of the planning Committee of the tournament Ms. Omolaraeni Olaosebikan said all arrangements are in place to make the championship a memorable one.
Mrs. Bose Onwuegbu stressed that the competition is coming up on Friday and it’s a championship for all the golf clubs in the south west.
She said, “It is south west championship but individuals are also invited like some foreigners are also coming to grace the occasion, we are expecting people from Kenya, Uganda, Liberia, Tanzania.
“People from Burkina-faso just arrived Lagos this morning for the tournament and we have gifts and prizes for all winners in different categories and we are expecting more than 150 golfers because about 180 golfers have already registered as I speak.”
“The tournament is purely amateurs competition and it’s the maiden edition and it’s going to be an annual event for at least first four years of my tenure until I leave the board.”
“My message for the participants is that golf is a game of integrity, it is a game of making new friends, I will advise the participants to be friendly to each other, because golf game connect you with people, for instance I have been to many countries across the world, I just came back from Madrid where I came up as the overall winner of the falcon international golf tour, golf is a game of sport and it will keep ones fit.
“For instance I’m in the game not because I’m that rich as people do think, I want women and ladies like me to look at me as role model despite all my engagements I still play the game, I want to take the golf to a next level. Mrs. Bose said.
She also maintained that father of the day is the President, Nigeria Golf Federation, Otunba Olusegun Runsewe alongside with other top golfers across the country.
Also, the former Captain of Ibadan Golf Club and the Chairman of the Local Organizing Committee, Barrister Idowu Salami said golfers across the country are expected to participate in the championship including golfers from Kenya, just to mention the few.