Club Championship Lights up Ikeja Golf Club


Ikeja Golf Club has become a beehive of activities as the annual club championship gets underway.
The weeklong championship, which started on Monday with the caddies’ competition, also saw club-based professional golfers take turn on the course on Tuesday.

It was the turn of ladies on Wednesday while a special kitty was slated slated for Thursday. On Friday, guest players will have their day on Course.

Meanwhile, all eyes will be on the tournament defending Championship, Muyideen Olaitan, who lived up to expectation last year when he defeated a field of over 150-players to emerge winner of the 2016 edition.
It was the same story in 2015 when he toppled the then defending, Chris Obije to emerge winner.

Apart from Olaitan and Jimoh Ogunbdare, who are tournament favourites, there are other single handicap players like Obije, Bideni Ojo, Yomi Egbe, Niyi Latinwo, Rasaq Murtala, Austin Ojomo, Austin Aigbotsua, Fred Apah, Kunle Oguleye and Gbenga Ayodele to watch out for in the competition.

Speaking ahead of this weekend event, the Club Captain, Niyi Latinwo said apart from the favourites, every player has the opportunity to win the competition.
While wishing participants good luck, Latinwo urged them to continue to uphold the ethics for which the sport is known for.

On his part, the Club’s Competition Secretary, Jolomi Ideh said Ikeja Golf Club Championship is event everybody looks forward to.

“It is a big tournament here and that is why you see the course is always full during this competition. Some of our members who reside outside Lagos do come because of the Club Championship and that explain the value attached to the event”, Ideh explains.
Sunday, October 26 is the grand finale and also the day prizes would be given to winners.