Southern Sun Ikoyi 2017 Golf Tourney Ends in Grand Style


Michael Huisamen, at the weekend emerged winner of the men’s category of the 6th annual Southern Sun Ikoyi Golf Tournament at the Lakowe Golf Resorts in Lagos.
Winston Strassoil and Okoebor Ancy placed second and third behind Huisamen in the tournament that featured 72 golfers in the 18-hole event.

In the ladies category, Toyin Martins, Idowu Babalakin and Buday Chantal also emerged overall 1st place, 2nd and 3rd.
The tournament which employed foursome format of play with the best three scores per hole counting, witnessed a whole gamut of activities with business associates, friends of the hotel, sponsors, golfers and invited guests, all networking with pleasure.

At a post tournament prize giving cocktail, other winners were also announced in various categories including winning female team for the Nearest to the Pin and winning team Longest Drive hole. Plaques and various prizes were awarded to the excited winners.

Speaking at the Prize giving cocktail, General Manager, Southern Sun Ikoyi Hotel, Mr. Mark Loxley, commended the participating golfers for their tenacity in completing the all-day competition in spite of hot weather.
He warmly thanked all new and returning sponsors and reiterated the hotel’s continued commitment to fostering golf as a sporting activity within Lagos’ thriving business community.

Appreciating the efforts of the lady golfers in particular, Mr Loxley noted that the “hotel is proud to continue in its dedication to providing a suitable platform for promoting golf as a sport amongst women”.

Amidst a taste of Southern Sun Ikoyi sumptuous cuisines and fine wines, the excitement continued at the prize giving ceremony as participants and guests were rewarded with special treats which included return tickets to Johannesburg by South African Airways, business class tickets on Rwand Air and return tickets to Nairobi by Kenya Airways. Other luscious give aways included air conditioning units by Mandilas, weekend stays and dinner meals at the hotel, relaxing full body massage and facials by Oasis Med Spa and health-wellness products by PZ Cussons.

Evidently showing the appeal of the annual tournament, hordes of other sponsors queued in support including; Eko Disco, Guaranty Trust Bank, Zenith Bank, ABinbev, DHL, Legacy Automobile, G.D Netter, Distell, Blue Arrow (Redbull), Aviator Travels & Tours, Unilever, DSTV, Diageo, Nepal Oil & Gas, SO&U and Soulcomms.
The day’s activity ended with much enthusiasm for a bigger and more colourful tournament in 2018.