14 November 2012

Nigeria: Glo Golf Tour - Mark Set to Host Top African Golfers

Following a successful outing in the first leg of the Glo Golf tour in Asaba, Delta State, about 100 professional golfers drawn across West Africa, will file out on today for a more gruelling week on the greens as the competition moves to Sagamu, Ogun State, Nigeria.

The Blue Elephant Cement Golf and Country Club, Sagamu will host the second leg of the four-city tour which will also stop over in Abuja from November 20 to 23 and then culminate in the grand finale at Oturkpo, Benue State from December 6 to 9.

Reports from Oturkpo Golf and Country Club said the Senate President David Mark is fully ready to host all the top African professional and amateur golfers who will congregate in Oturkpo for the grand finale.

The competition in Sagamu promises to be keener than what the golfers experienced at the Ibori Golf and Country Club (IGCC) as the Blue Elephant Club offers a more challenging course.

To do well on this course, all the golfers competing for the multi-million naira Glo Golf Tour Pro-Am purse in Sagamu, will have to overcome the challenge posed by the monstrous par 4, 15th and the dog-legged 17th.

Asaba leg Tour champion, Ghana's Vincent Torgah, his countryman and first runners up, Emos Korblah and Nigeria's Andrew Odoh who placed third are expected to have the edge on this difficult terrain but players like Edet Umoh, Martin Odoh, Lateef Lasisi, Gboyega Oyebamji and Nojeem Sofela who have played consistently on the course cannot be discounted in this week's event.

On the Sagamu turf, the 15th hole is a small lake-like hole measuring over 400-yards, where a missed hit may cause the player a two stroke-penalty. But some players who are already in Sagamu said that for those who know how to navigate the holes, it also offers an opportunity for birdie.

Another difficult hole is the 17th which is a dog-leg right, where any unfortunate golfer may see his ball roll down the slope.

Added to this weekend's field are club amateurs and sponsor's guests.

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