Organisers pick October 9 for India Cup qualifier at Ikoyi Club, Golf Section
The qualifiers for the 2021 India Cup Championship, hosted by the Indian Golf Federation (IGF), will hold on October 9, the organisers have said.
The Indian Cup is one of the most coveted events in the Ikoyi Club’s golf section calendar.
According to a member of the organizing committee, Keshab Vaswani, this year’s event seeks to deepen and strengthen the relationship between the Indian community and their hosts through the game of golf.
He said the proceeds from the tournament provides a window to give back to the society, adding: “A number of Indian and Nigerian corporates see this event as a tool to strengthening their ties with the country and give back to the society.
“The richness of both cultures is celebrated through the game of golf.”
He listed the platinum sponsors of this edition as African Industries, Zenith Bank, Qatar Airways and Pepsi.
According to Vaswani, this weekend’s qualifier would help prune down the field of players teeing off at the finals of the event on October 30. He revealed that initial response of the participants was overwhelming and all who desired to play could not be accommodated.
Successful players from this weekend’s event will compete for the India Cup trophy on October 30, while invited guests, sponsors’ guests and veterans will play on October 29, 2021, he said.
Vaswani disclosed that ladies will have their day on October 26, while the hard professionals and caddies of the Ikoyi Club will take to the course on October 25.
The event is an 18-hole stroke play championship, with gross and net prizes at stake in both men and women categories. There are a plethora of prizes including return Business Class tickets on Qatar Airways to a destination of the winner’s choice.