The organising committee for the 2017 Nigeria Cup slated for the Ikoyi Club golf section has promised that golfers competing in this yearâ€™s tournament and fans alike would be treated to an thrilling action throughout the tourney.
At a media briefing in LagosÂ on WednesdayÂ to herald the tournament, Chairman of the committee Brigadier-General Musbau Amolegbe (retd.)Â said there was always the need to celebrate the country despiteÂ all the challenges it is facing.
â€œIt is true that the nation is facing lots of challenges, yet we have to celebrate because there is no nation that has not gone through these stages at some point in their life,â€ Amolegbe said.
HeÂ said this yearâ€™s competition wouldÂ tee off today with the childrenâ€™s clinic, while theÂ caddies will be hittingÂ the courseÂ on Monday.
The retired military officer said the ladies would be busy on the courseÂ on TuesdayÂ with a special four-club kitty fixed for the next day, while the professionals would have their way on the course onÂ September 28.
He said N3m is staked in the pro-event with players selected based on their performances on the merit list.
Amolegbe saidÂ Â those who scaled through the pre-qualifiers on AugustÂ 26Â and those who because of their handicap automatically qualified would play onÂ September 30.
According to him, the Gala Night will take placeÂ on SundayÂ to round off the tournament aimed at celebrating Nigeriaâ€™s independence.
Nigeria Cup is organised under the auspices of Ikoyi Golf Community Nigeria Association