Arsenal Golf Club, Owerri ready to host Leopard Ladies
Captain of Arsenal Golf and Country Club, located within 32 Artillery Brigade, Obinze, Owerri, Clifford Orjiako, has announced the club’s readiness to host the yearly Leopard Ladies Golf Tournament and Beauty Pageant later this month.
The tournament is scheduled to hold from January 28 to 30, 2022, in the golf course located inside the military barrack.
Orjiako, who revealed that over 500 golfers are expected to participate in the unique golf event, said preparation has been made to ensure the safety of the participants, adding that the club founded in 2003, has never had any security issue.
Also speaking on the competition, coordinator of the event, Ms. Sumbo Oshile, said the tournament that debuted at the Tiger Golf Club in Ibadan five years ago, has received overwhelming support from golfers all over the country, hence the decision to move the tour beyond the west, as well as to quell insinuations of a political undertone with the southwest Àmótékun security outfit.
“The Leopard Golf Tournament and Beauty Pageant was conceived and delivered long before the advent of this Àmótékun security innovation. Every participant for the golf and beauty show is expected to be clad in leopard skin print attire, according to the tradition and concept of the tournament that is focused on women empowerment with particular interest in women in golf,” Oshile noted.
The former Lady Captain of Ibadan Golf Club and Tiger Golf Club expressed her appreciation to the sponsors and judges in the beauty pageant aspect of the event, including Col Ade Sunmonu (Rtd), Dr. John Dongo and Gen M.C Ezeoke (Rtd).
Members of the Leopard golf organising committee are Maureen Reece, as Chairperson, Mary Gabriel, Captain Arsenal Golf, Clifford Orjiako, Mrs. Ongodi Nkwoji, Lady Captain Aba Golf Club, Doris Raymond, Chike Okoroafor and Ms. Sumbo Oshile, who is the coordinator of the tournament.