January 27, 2023



61st FirstBank Lagos Newbie Open Golf Championship tees off 

In furtherance of its dedication to the event of sports activities in Nigeria, First Financial institution of Nigeria Restricted has introduced that the 61st version of the FirstBank sponsored Lagos Newbie Golf Championship has been scheduled to tee-off on the golf part of Ikoyi Membership 1938 on Friday 18th, to Sunday 20th of November 2022.

To be performed over 54-holes (3-days), the FirstBank Lagos Newbie Open Golf Championship is a World Newbie Golf Rating (WAGR) listed competitors that pulls one of the best golfers from the beginner scene, not solely in Nigeria however internationally. The rising winner of the Championship, the Newbie Champion for the 12 months, additionally earns factors that contribute to their WAGR rating. The 61st FirstBank Lagos Newbie Open Golf Championship can be supported by Seven-Up Bottling Firm, One Spirit Firm and Palton Morgan Holdings.

On behalf of the match organisers, Ibukun Obatoyinbo, Director Concierge Sports activities mentioned “FirstBank Lagos Newbie Open Golf Championship has been the premier beginner golf occasion in West Africa. It’s notable that a number of the high golf professionals inside this setting have been individuals & previous winners of the Championship. As we mark the 61st version this 12 months Concierge Sports activities are dedicated to the continued promotion & help of the event of the game in Nigeria. We’re assured {that a} new set of stars will emerge courtesy of FirstBank’s unwavering sponsorship of the Championship. We sit up for an thrilling 2022 version.”

Anticipating the thrills of enjoyable and pleasure to be witnessed within the 61st FirstBank Lagos Newbie Open Golf Match, Oluwaseyi Otulana, Chief Advertising Officer, Palton Morgan Holdings mentioned “Palton Morgan Holdings is proud to be a companion on the 61st version of the FirstBank Lagos Newbie Open Golf Championship. The sport of golf is actually a recreation of the masters and because the budding masters converge this 12 months on the Ikoyi Membership 1938 Golf Course, a long-standing custom because the Championship’s inception in 1960, we sit up for an thrilling match as individuals journey from far and close to to grace this prestigious occasion.

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Talking forward of the 61st version, Mrs. Folake Ani-Mumuney Group Head, Advertising and Company Communications highlights FirstBank’s constant position in driving improvement by means of sports activities: ‘’As an establishment that’s woven into the material of the society for almost 129 years, FirstBank has been on the forefront of the expansion and improvement of sports activities in Nigeria for many years. Our fixed dedication to sports activities is an illustration of our perception that sport stays a serious car for social and financial improvement. From infrastructure improvement, employment era to social abilities, sport stays a unifying pressure for socio-cultural interplay and improvement no matter language, tradition and faith.’’

Assuring individuals of a memorable match, Dr. Anthony Oboh, Golf Captain, Ikoyi membership 1938 said that “It’s our delight and honour to welcome individuals to the 61st version of the FirstBank Lagos Newbie Open Golf Championship, the premier beginner golf occasion in West Africa. 61 years of continued partnership with FirstBank has been phenomennal. It’s a partnership we’re happy with and we sit up for fostering for a lot of extra many years.

Expressing his appreciation to FirstBank for its unbroken sponsorship by means of the years, Ademola Mumuney, Chairman, Ikoyi Membership 1938 famous that “{golfing} in Nigeria and notably Ikoyi Membership 1938, can’t be sufficiently described with out due recognition of FirstBank’s constant and unbridled partnership, 12 months over 12 months, for greater than six many years. Greatness is effectively exemplified on this fusion of Golf and FirstBank. I hope different organisations would latch on to this for higher enhancement of sports activities in Nigeria”.

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