Tunji Oladosu, the acting Captain of the Ibadan Golf Club (IGC) following the sudden demise of the former Captain of the club, Ola Ibironke has announced 3rd and 4th December as the new date for the much publicized Captain’s Invitational Golf Competition.
The maiden tournament is being organised to celebrate Captains of golf clubs, either past or present was earlier slated for 18th of September 2021, but had to be postponed because of the death of Ibironke who initiated the competition on 12th September.
A trophy in memory of Ibironke, according to Oladosu has been introduced as a major cup to be competed for with mouth watering incentives attached during the tournament that is opened to all golfers from major golf clubs in Nigeria.
“Lots of exciting prizes were in place for winners in different categories during the maiden tournament while a cup with mouth watering incentive has also been introduced as part of our efforts to immortalize the name of the late immediate past captain”, said Oladosu.
The acting Captain added that “We are expecting lots of golfers from other golf clubs like Ikeja golf club, IBB golf club, Ikoyi, Abeokuta, Ekiti, Benin, Port Harcourt golf club etc and that is why we are not putting any stone unturned towards ensuring an itch-free tournament.
The organising committee for this epic golf event is chaired by Elder Larry Adeyemo, who is also a past Captain of IGC”. He added that “The idea is to celebrate our Captains, either past or present, bringing them together to fete in a social gathering considering their selfless efforts in serving as golf club captain. Golfers in that category in golfing have worked selflessly for humanity, and it is time now to be served too”, said Oladosu.
Other golf clubs are expected to be bidding to host the subsequent editions of the competition as designed by the organisers.