Lucky Omoluwa’s Love For Golf
When you mention the name Lucky Omoluwa, what comes to mind is business. But beyond his exploits in the business world, what many do not know about him is his love for golf. He is passionate about it, so much so that he emerged the youngest member of the Board of Trustees of IBB International Golf and Country Club, Abuja, which is chaired by Gen. I.B.M. Haruna.
Omoluwa became a professional golfer between 1969 and 1970 at the Ikoyi Golf Club. From 1970 to 1985, he was at Kaduna Golf Club as a professional golfer and was saddled with supervision and operations, including teaching and training.
While in Kaduna, he ensured that he made the game popular. Golf, which was hitherto the pastime of a few rich and famous people, was embraced by many people in the state. He changed the trend by advising military officers to take to golf. He also checkmated the bureaucracy encountered in importing golf equipment by encouraging Dunlop to flood the state with golf equipment at affordable prices. In fact, he ensured a 38 per cent discount from every set purchased by golfers.
He was also instrumental to the construction of three military courses namely, Nigeria Defence Academy, Kaduna, the one inside the vast territory of the Command and Staff College and the Minna Cantonment Golf Club.
His company, Pinnacle, has sponsored many golf competitions, chief among them are the annual Pinnacle Golf Tournament, which holds at IBB Golf Course Abuja, and KADINVEST Pinnacle Communications Pro-Am Golf Tournament, which holds in Kaduna Golf Club (KGC).