This Day (Lagos)

Nigeria: Ikoyi Ladies Golf Tees-Off

The 38th edition of Ikoyi Ladies Open Golf tournament gets underway from Thursday with all the notable players in the circle already set for the two-day event.

The Lady Captain of Ikoyi Golf Club, Yinka Aruwajoye, disclosed on Monday that all preparations for another eventful and fun-fulfilled edition have been put in place.

"We all know the importance of this competition, and we want to appreciate our sponsors, FirstBank Plc and Chevron for the support they have given to this tournament and we urged other corporate bodies to emulate them," she commented.

According to the captain, a total of 200 golfers have signified their interests to participate in the tournament that is expected to attract golfers from other African countries including Ghana.

"I can confirm to you that there will be 200 golfers for this year's championship and it will involve ladies from all parts of the country and top players from other Africa countries including Ghana," she noted.

The captain also observed that golf is not for the rich and noble alone.

"The aim of this Championship is to encourage and socialise with other women to come out and play golf. Playing golf is good health wise. Golf is not for the rich alone that is why we are providing a platform whereby all, including those that are of little means, but are interested in the game have opportunity to play the game," enthused the lady captain

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