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Organisers expect more than 100 players at Lakowe Lakes’ Club Championship

By Christian Okpara
03 December 2021   |   2:53 am
Over 100 players are expected to vie for honours at the sixth Lakowe Lakes Championship, which holds this weekend at the country’s most prestigious golf club, Lakowe Lakes Golf and Country Club, Lagos.

Over 100 players are expected to vie for honours at the sixth Lakowe Lakes Championship, which holds this weekend at the country’s most prestigious golf club, Lakowe Lakes Golf and Country Club, Lagos.

Lakowe Lakes. Photo credit: Golf advisor


According to the organisers of the competition, the epic event, which is usually graded by golfing categories and overall winner judged by the gross score at the end of 36 holes play, will hold tomorrow and Sunday.

The event is being supported by Mixta Africa, Mainstream Foundation, Hydropolis, Geregu Powerplant PLC, NNPC/Chevron JV, Interswitch, Sparkle, Gremoore, TotalEnergies, OPAS and DEL.

Lakowe Lakes Golf and Country Club Manager, Femi Olagbenro, said the course is in its best shape, adding that they hope the best player is rewarded at the end of the two-day encounter.

“The Club Championship is for us, the crowning event of the golfing calendar. Among other things, it attracts the best players, fun, gifts and most especially, new players bring their best game to try and upturn the existing playing records. It’s an electric atmosphere,” he said.

Olagbenro said Lakowe Lakes prides itself on maintenance hence the players showing up for the event should brace up to have the best fairways and greens to play on.

“Hoping for a clement weather, the course has been put in the best possible condition for the Club Championship.” he added.

Defending Champion, Peter Eben-Spiff, one of the few Nigerian amateur players ranked on the World Amateur Golf Ranking, will be hoping to hold down perennial rivals, including Tunji Adebayo, for a trifecta.

Other players expected at the event include Fatumata Coker (ladies defending champion), Njide Ndili, Kim Tai Chul (Veteran’s defending champion), Dapo Akande, Ibiyemi Walter, and Vitus Ezenwa.

The championship would be rounded off with prize giving and award dinner on Sunday, December 5, after the closing round.