550 Golfers Storm IBB Golf And Country Club For 2022 Captain’s Cup

550 Golfers Storm IBB Golf And Country Club For 2022 Captain’s Cup

By Joel Ajayi

No viewer than 550 golfers in the world will be competing at the 2022 IBB International Golf and Country Club, Abuja Captain’s Cup Competition; an ongoing week-long competition in FCT.

Speaking in a press conference on Wednesday in Abuja to herald the week-long tournament, the planning committee chairman, Chief Bayo Ojo (SAN) represented by the Vice-Chairman, Dr. Banjo Obaleye said the competition was to mark the end of Sen Anosike’s tenure as captain.

According to him, the captain’s tenure is over and we are sending him off with the 2022 Captains’ Cup. There will be five countries such as Uganda, Rwanda, Kenya, Botswana, and Ghana participating. We will be having captains of the major golf courses in the country as well.

“The special thing about this game is that there will not be any qualifiers, any golfers that are members of IBB Golf and Country Club will participate in the tournament so it’s a very wide tournament

“What will make this year’s edition different is the fact that all the levels from handicap 0 to handicap 36 will play both professional and amateur level.”

He said that the winner will smile home with a whole lot of gifts for participants.

In her own submission, the outgoing Lady Captain, MaryRose Richard-Obioha stated that the past year was most exciting as it was the first-time members played gold all year round without the course being shut down.

The secretary, of the Professional Golfers Association (PGA) of Nigeria, Mr. Jide Bolaji said the best golfers will partake in the tournament with the winner going home with N2m 

Earlier the Captain of the Club, Distinguished Senator, Emmanuel Anosike said the tournament is very important as it will serve as Captain’s tenure end tournament. 

The Club Captain however appreciated all the partners for supporting the tournament, optimistic that the event will live up to its expectation.