November 30, 2022



500 golfers storm Abuja as IBB golf membership captain’s inaugural cup tees off July 15

Committee members of 2022 IBB worldwide and nation membership Captain’s inaugural golf match led by Mr. Andrew Yakubu in a bunch {photograph} with Captain Mike Onoja Ekoja

Abuja, Nigeria’s capital will likely be behieve of sporting actions following plans by the planning and organising committee of IBB Worldwide Golf and Nation Membership to stage 2022 Captain’s inaugural match, tagged: ‘Concord Match’ which tees off on Friday, July 15, 2022.

The 2-day competitors ends on Saturday, the next day.

In line with the organisers, the match which can formally usher in Mike Onoja Ekoja because the twenty fifth captain of the celebrated golf membership and as much as 500 golfers from throughout the nation and past are anticipated to take part.

Committee chairman, Mr Andrew Yakubu, who briefed Journalists forward of the occasion stated plans are on to stage a profitable outing as a approach of supporting newly constituted management of the membership.

Mr. Yakubu, a member of the celebrated membership who had led Nigeria Nigeria Nationwide Petroleum Company (NNPC) affirmed that the 18-hole match would additionally witness massive social interactions between cream de la cream within the society.

Yakubu who prides the IBB Worldwide Golf & Nation Membership as top-of-the-line within the African continent, stated a consortium of company organisations have been approached by the Committee for help.

In line with him, the upper handicap gamers, males and women would play on Friday whereas the decrease handicap gamers would storm the course Saturday, saying that each exercise attracts a spread of prizes for many who will carry out properly.

He defined that the Captain Inaugural match was a convention and a daily characteristic within the membership, and the Captain this time, determined to incorporate ‘Concord’ as golfers from different golf equipment throughout the nation could be concerned.

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In line with him, “There is filled with expectations and the Captain has no choice however to carry out, and all of us will give him the burden he deserves, and we are going to do the most effective we are able to to help him to succeed.

“IBB worldwide Golf and Nation Membership was established in 1991 as a unity middle by recreation and it was basically the uniting floor of the teeming and rising inhabitants of the capital metropolis, Abuja.

“We have now membership of over 5 000 thousand lively members with one other sizable variety of non-active members, that locations us as one of many largest golf golf equipment within the nation and likewise premium standing amongst golf programs in Nigeria.

“The captain has captioned his inaugural match as ‘Concord Match’ to kick begin his actions. Although he has been very lively since Might, it is a ceremonial side of kick beginning his tenure, and as well-wishers and patriotic members of the membership we got here to collectively drive the programme and guarantee it come into fruition.

“For this programme, we have now two main occasion days, that are Friday and Saturday. On Friday, excessive handicap women and men will play whereas the decrease handicappers who’re the expertise golfers will swing on the course.”

The brand new captain of the membership, Mike Onoja Ekoja, assured the contributors of a superb time, saying the IBB Worldwide Golf and Nation Membership as one of many prestigious golf golf equipment in Africa and has membership minimize throughout the sections of the society is understood for its vacationer vacation spot

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An expert golfer Kingsley Oparaku who debunked insinuation that golf was only a recreation of the wealthy stated as one who began enjoying on the age of 4, he grew by the ranks to develop into a identified skilled throughout the globe.

He then suggested the youth to delve into golf play no matter societal standing or leaning, including, “I’m an instance. I wasn’t wealthy once I began. Members of the membership helped me a lot, and in the present day I’ve performed in USA, Portugal, UK and plenty of different international locations.”