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Golf is closest game to life, says Amubioya


Captain of Tiger Golf Club, Ibadan, Alfred Amubioya has described golf as “the closest game to the game we call life’ because of the qualities it builds in the players.

Speaking at the end of the one-day BOVAS Open Golf Tournament held at the Tiger Golf Club, Odogbo Barracks, Ibadan, Amubioya thanked the organisers for hosting the competition at a time the country was in dire need of golfers.

He said the tournament attracted many golfers and enthusiasts from across the country, adding, “We appreciate the sponsor for including golf as its corporate social responsibility to move the frontiers of golfing to greater heights.”


On the qualities that make golf a special game, he said, “You get bad breaks from good shots, you get good breaks from bad shots but you have to play the ball where it lies.”

In the competition, which featured over 140 golfers from across the country, Adedeji Adekanbi and Tope Farombi were the overall net prize winners in the male and female categories respectively.

While Farombi won by 95 Gross and 74 Net, Adekanbi beat the field by 64 Net.

Speaking on his success at the competition, Adekanbi attributed his victory to hard work and consistency, adding that he set out for success at the onset.

He added, “When I started playing golf in November 2017, I told myself I must play this sport well and be good at it.

“I was second at the last edition and I am glad I won this year’s edition. I am a perfectionist and I always make sure I work on all my lapses to get better.”

Also speaking at the end of the competition, BOVAS representative, Adedayo Olabanji, disclosed that this year’s edition had a higher turnout than previous ones, whole promising that the oil and gas company would ensure a better tournament at the next edition in 2020.

“Since the inception of this annual competition, I must say that this year had more participants.

“I want all winners to keep striving hard in getting better; those that didn’t win too should just keep on with getting better,” he said

Chairman of the organizing committee, Chris Nzekea lauded the sponsor for its consistency in the last four years of hosting the tournament.

“They haven’t allowed the unfavourable economic condition to affect the annual hosting and that’s very commendable,” he added.

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