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Partners still committed to Leopard Golf Tourney, says Oshile

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Players and officials, who have been waiting for the third edition of the Leopard Ladies Golf Tournament, will soon have the cause to smile as the organisers say they have put all the necessary things in place for the competition.

The competition was earlier billed to hold in April before the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic disrupted the schedule.

A statement by Ms. Sumbo Oshile, the coordinator of the unique golf tournament, where every participant is clad in leopard skin print attire as the tradition and concept of the tournament demands, said, “we were ready for the April date before the Pandemic changed several plans, which included ours.”  

The statement revealed that several corporate and individual sponsors have supported the competition in extremely motivational ways, adding that the “golfing ladies are quite optimistic about the third edition, especially the choice of Lagos as venue of the event.

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“Despite all travails from the COVID-19 lockdown, the committee has a platform where stakeholders are kept abreast of activities, as well the aims and objectives of the tournament,” the statement read.

The tournament’s first edition was held at the Tiger Golf Club Ibadan, the second was staged at the Lafarge Golf Club, Sagamu, while the forthcoming event will hold in Lagos.

The golf tournament, which usually attracts top lady golfers from across the country and the West Africa sun-region, is focused on women empowerment and reaching out to ladies using the game of golf as a platform.

The members of the organising committee are Maureen Reece (Chairperson); Mary Gabriel; Lady Captain Aba Golf Club, Mrs. Ongodi Nkwoji; Mrs. Remi Johnson, Mrs. Emily Don Uchenna, Mr. Wilson Egberipou, and the former Lady Captain of Ibadan Golf Club and Tiger Golf Club, Ms. Sumbo Oshile, who is the coordinator of the tournament.

At the second edition, which had Desire Leghemo, Nonyem Emeghalu and Sophia Makinde of Port Harcourt and Ikoyi Club 1938 Golf Section respectively as finalists, Makinde came out tops on the board of the panel of judges made up of Gen. M.C. Ezeoke (Rtd), Col Adewemimo Sunmonu (Rtd), Mrs. Susan Cole-Kotas and Mary Gabriel.

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