After successfully touring the three zones in the north, action will resume this Saturday and Sunday in the Daily Trust President Buhari Golf Cup at the Ibadan Golf Club. The Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo and the Oyo State Governor, Abiola Ajimobi will perform the Teeing Off ceremony.
Some 400 players from the six states of the Western region will be part of the event with just 40 players qualifying. From the 40, 10 will qualify directly for the Pro-Am already fixed for the IBB Golf Club between January 31 and February 3. The remaining 30 will however move to another qualifier in Kaduna between January 26 and 27.
“It’s a great thing that we are hosting this event”, an elated Captain of the Ibadan Golf Club and a scion of the Awolowo dynasty, Olumide Oyediran stated. “We shall make the best out of this event because it is being staged to honor the President of the nation. To this end, we have gone a long length to ensure we have the Vice President of the country joining our Governor to Tee off the ceremony. Again we are home of hospitality and this shall come to fore when we host the five states which are joining us here. This shall be a wonderful tournament”.