Olawale Ajimotokan in Abuja
AVM Saliu Atawodi at the weekend posted 69 nett in very clement conditions to emerge the overall winner of the 9th edition of JK Gadzama LLP Golf Tournament. A guest list of 180 golfers made up the field for the event.
Atawodi, who plays off handicap 17, edged the youthful E.Iloghalu on the count back, to claim the 18- hole title played over the IBB International Golf and Country Club, Abuja.
Iloghalu, however, did not lose out entirely, as his 69 nett guaranteed him the Men Division 3 Best Nett first position, ahead of S.U Ahmadu (70) and A.O Ugochukwu (71).
Fei Shen carded 72 nett to wrap up Division 2 honour, while Adebanjo Adeleke submitted 71 to emerge the Division 1 Best Nett winner.
On the basis of the performance, Adeleke, who teed off as an 11 handicapper,
ended with his handicap reviewed to 10, his lowest as an amateur.
The. Chief Judge of FCT, Justice Ishaq Bello
performed the morning ceremonial tee off.
Justice Bello stressed the essence of the tournament as an activity that brings judicial officials out of their sedentary life to maintain fitness and sound health that will enable them discharge their responsibility.
“The persistence of JK Gadzama SAN, that judges and lawyers generally must play golf to be healthy must be commended. This tournament is also the groundwork for the Bar and Bench Golf tournament, ” Justice Bello said.
Gadzama told reporters that from next year, the tournament will be played as a charity event to raise and donate money for charity cause.
The 10th edition will be played in Abuja on April 8, 2017.