500 Golfers To Rumble As Nigeria’s 61st Independence Golf Tourney Tees Off

500 Golfers To Rumble As Nigeria’s 61st Independence Golf Tourney Tees Off

About 500 goofers including guests, veterans, ladies across and outside country will take part in the 61st Independence Anniversary Golf Tournament, organised by the IBB international golf club and country this 30th of Septmber 2021 in the Nigeria’s capital city, Abuja.


The annual tournament, put in place to celebrate the 61st Nigeria Independence celebration is a one week long event  that commenced on the 27th of September  to be climaxed on 3rd of October.

This was revealed at the events pre-tournament press briefing held at the IBB Golf club on Tuesday in Abuja, the chairman organizing committee and Vice Captain of  IBB golf club Mr Mike Onoja Ekoja said the aim of the tournament is to create more awareness on need for peace and unity in the country. 

According to him, the tournament will involves all golfers and guest across the country  include country like  Ghana as the best way to celebrate with Nigeria that clocks 61st.

“For this year tournament, we are expecting over 500 golfers national and international. “

When asked on the state of golf course and security measures put in place, Mr Efoja assured that the course is in order

 “We are working on it, course is in top notch come rain, come shine.”

He said all Covid-19 protocol would be observed during before and after the tournament. 

Chairman of Organizing Committee Mr Efoja therefore, called on all Nigerians to be part of celebration saying the tournament remains another way of creating more awareness about the game of golf in the country. 

Meanwhile, the competition secretary, Mr Julius Fadairo, revealed  that though, tournament is not for prizes but each categories will have trophy and token attached while the overall winner will also smile home.

The competition that will start on thursday has its activities as follow: All men playing off handicap 19 and above will play on Thursday 30th while all ladies playing off Handicap 19 and above and all lady will play on Thursday also.

“All super veteran 70 years and above will play off the blue markers and tee off on Thursday. 

” All men playing of Handicap 0-18 irrespective of veteran status will play on Friday October 1, 2021. 

“All ladies playing off handicap 0-18 will as well play on October 1, 2021.”

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