Stars from Ikeja, Ikoyi, IBB, other clubs set for 26th Tiger Open
Over 180 golfers from across the country are expected to participate in the 26th Tiger Open Championship scheduled to hold at Second Division, Nigerian Army, Odogbo Cantonment, Ibadan, the Oyo State capital.
Among the clubs billed to star in the competition are Ikeja Golf Club, Ekiti Golf Club, Kaduna Golf Club, Jaji Golf Club, Ibom Golf Club, Oturkpo Golf Club, IBB Country and Golf Club, Ikoyi Club, Abeokuta Club, Sagamu Golf Club, MicCom and Country Club, Ada, Tiger Club and Ogbomoso Golf Club.
Speaking at the press conference heralding the tournament, Tiger Golf Club Captain, Tunde Akande, said Tiger Open, which is the biggest amateur golf tournament in Nigeria, will see a number of top golfers across the country competing for prizes in various categories of the event.
According to him, the General Officer Commanding (GOC) 2 Division, Nigerian Army, Major General G.U. Chibuisi, will declare the tournament open this night during the cocktail party and is expected to tee off the tournament on tomorrow at 9:00 a.m.
“Tiger Open is a signature event, which we usually use to celebrate golfers from all over the country, and in view of the COVID-19 regulation, we have pegged the numbers of participants to 190 golfers.
“The tournament is scheduled for two days, officially starting on Friday with the arrival of golfers for practice round and in the evening, there will be a cocktail, which will be declared open by the patron of the Club, General Officer Commanding 2 Division Nigerian Army, Major General G.U. Chibuisi.
“The tournament is in his honour, that is why it is Tiger Open because he is the ‘Chief Tiger’ and this is the 26th edition and we have put in place a lot of preparation to ensure that this year’s tournament is a huge success.
“The committee is headed by Brigadier General Richard Pam, Chairman, Local Organising Committee (LOC).
“Veterans and super veterans are expected at the tournament, where golfers across the country will grace the tourney.”
The closing ceremony is billed to hold on Sunday by 4.00 p.m.