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Over 300 golfers for First Bank amateur open championship

By Alex Monye
12 November 2021   |   3:18 am
Over 300 golfers from Nigeria and oversea are expected to take part in the 60th edition of First Bank yearly golf open championship in Lagos. The championship will tees off at the Golf section of Ikoyi Club 1938 from November 18 to 21.

Over 300 golfers from Nigeria and oversea are expected to take part in the 60th edition of First Bank yearly golf open championship in Lagos. The championship will tees off at the Golf section of Ikoyi Club 1938 from November 18 to 21.

Organisers of the championship said yesterday that the First Bank amateur golf open is a World Amateur Golf ranking (WAGR) listed competition that attracts the best golfers from the grassroots, not only from Nigeria, but across the world.

According to the organisers, the golfers use the competition to earn points as well as aid their WAGR rankings.

As part of measures to add glamour to the championship, First Bank also unveiled the Corporate Golf Challenges CEO Cup, ProAm and Ladies invitational. There is also the Corporate Golf Challenge for Charity as part of events that will hold at the amateur golf tourney.

The Chief Executive Officer, First Bank Nigeria Ltd, Dr Adesola Adeduntan, said they are delighted to have been sponsoring golf for 60 years in Nigeria, adding that the company will always be at the forefront of promoting sports development in the country.

“This is undoubtedly one of our bank’s most remarkable sponsorships under the popular and impactful First@sports initiative,” he said. “We are very happy to acknowledge the Golf Section and the entire Ikoyi Club I938 for maintaining this relationship with our bank over the past six decades, contributing not only to the growth and development of golf and golfers, but sports in general.”

“He said, “At First Bank, we have continued to demonstrate our commitment to the development of sports in Nigeria, and as part of this reverberating legacy, the Bank consistently sponsors prestigious outstanding golf, polo and lawn tennis championships. These are in addition to our long-standing ownership of the Elephant Girls Basketball Club, and a male First Bank Football Club, both of which serve as functional platforms for grooming successful professional sports women and men, as well as notable teams in their respective leagues.”

The chairman of Ikoyi Club 1938 Golf Section, Ademola Lawal Mumuney, commended the bank for its support in assisting to develop golf in Nigeria.