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CBN Governor’s tourney tees off tomorrow

By Ernest Nzor, Abuja
02 December 2022   |   5:04 am
The 15th CBN Governor’s Golf Cup will tee off at the IBB Golf and Country Club, Maitama, Abuja, tomorrow, with over 200 golfers vying for honours.

[FILES] Golf. Photo; FLYTAP

The 15th CBN Governor’s Golf Cup will tee off at the IBB Golf and Country Club, Maitama, Abuja, tomorrow, with over 200 golfers vying for honours. 

The one-day tournament, sponsored by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), in collaboration with the IBB Golf Club, will be played in a stroke play – shot gun format, with all competing golfers teeing-off at the same time from different points on the golf course. 

According to the organisers, the golfers will vie for honours in eight categories, including Men’s Category I (Handicap 0 – 14); Men’s Category II (Handicap 15 – 28) Gross (Men); Ladies’ Category I (Handicap 0 -20) and the Ladies’ Category II (Handicap 21 – 30). 

Others are the CBN Staff category, CBN retired staff category, CBN guests’ category and the Veterans category for men and ladies. Auxiliary prizes will also be awarded for Nearest to the Pin for ladies, men and CBN staff; Longest Drive for ladies, men and CBN staff. The overall winner is expected to cart away the Best Nett prize.  

Speaking on plans for the tournament, the CBN’s spokesperson, Mr. CBN Governor’s Golf Cup, said the bank remained devoted to the promotion and development of sports by sponsoring the competition yearly in line with its corporate social responsibility. 

The CBN Governor’s Golf Cup is held yearly to create a relaxed and recreational atmosphere for distinguished personalities in government, the organised private sector, elder statesmen and members of the Diplomatic Corps. The tournament also serves as platform for promoting competitiveness and inspiring partnerships and networking, among golfers.

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