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Benin locked down for eighth Oba Golf tournament

By Christian Okpara
14 January 2022   |   3:43 am
Even with the actions at the Cameroun 2021 Africa Cup of Nations stealing the country’s attention, resident of Benin City and its environs say nothing compares to the eighth Oba of Benin Golf Tournament...

Even with the actions at the Cameroun 2021 Africa Cup of Nations stealing the country’s attention, resident of Benin City and its environs say nothing compares to the eighth Oba of Benin Golf Tournament, which holds today and tomorrow at Benin Club Golf Section (BCGS).

The Oba Cup tournament, which is one of the biggest golf events in the South-South region, will feature over 200 amateur and professional golfers from various clubs in the country.

Captain of the Benin Club Golf Section, Mayer Ologbosere, revealed during a media briefing on Wednesday that the professional golfers will tee-off the competition on Wednesday through Thursday.

The captain added that today is day one and will feature players with handicaps 0-28 men, and 0-36 ladies, as well as all veterans and super veterans, while the cocktail party is slated for 6.00 pm.

He added that hcp 0-18 men, as well as hcp 0-28 ladies, and all guests will exercise their skills at the event tomorrow, while dinner and presentation of trophies and prizes will hold by 6.00 p.m. same day.

Similarly, chairman of the tournament Organising Committee, Peace Anunah, confirmed that His Royal Majesty, Oba Ewuare II, Oba of Benin Kingdom, will perform the ceremonial tee-off tomorrow by 9.00 a.m.

He added that players are expected from Ibori Golf and Country Club, Asaba; Ogunnu Golf Resort, Warri; Sapele Athletic Club, Delta State; UBTH Golf Club, Benin City; IBB International Golf and Country Club, Abuja; Ikoyi Golf Club, Lagos; Arsenal Golf Club, Owerri, Imo State; and many others.

“Winners in each category will get trophies and other prizes, while individual performances such as longest drive, and nearest the pin will be rewarded,” he concluded.