The Abeokuta Golf Club has concluded arrangements for the hosting of the inaugural Apagun Olumide Golf tournament scheduled to hold between Wednesday September 22 to Saturday, September 25, 2021 in Abeokuta, Ogun State Capital.
Penpushing reports that, Chairman, Planning Committee of the tournament, Prince Robert Bakre made this known in a statement, adding that the championship will attract about 150 golfers across the globe.
The statement said the tournament was borne out of the passion the deceased had for the development of golf in the country, coupled with aim of sustaining the vision of late former captain of the club..
“Apagun had a great vision for the game, his inspiration was driven by his passion for the game of golf. He was selfless in his encouragement of golfers across the entire nation regardless of their level. He contributed much of his time towards making the Abeokuta Golf Club an enjoyable experience for many’,Bakre added.
“The Organizing committee of the Apagun Memorial tournament has keyed into Apagun’s vision. one of the shortcomings of the Abeokuta golf course is its poor playing condition during the dry season. Our Committee is poised to address this issue’, he added.
“We will launch a fundraising campaign focusing on corporate and high network individuals with a plan to irrigate the entire golf course.This objective aligns with Apagun’s vision of a better golf course, hence why the committee has decided to immortalize Apagun with this legacy project. We encourage you all to support us in any way you can to help us achieve his dream”, Prince Bakre said
Penpushing further reports that, the Captain of the Abeokuta Golf Club, Kola Adeneye in his remarks explained that the championship is meant first and foremost, to immortalize the late Apagun Olumide, as well as to recognize his immense contributions to the growth and development of the game of Golf, particularly at the Abeokuta Golf Club
“This step, unarguably, is in tandem with the vision of late Apagun Olumide, to make the course a destination course. The tournament is expected to start with the Caddy’s Game, while the Pro game (invitational) will hold on the 24th September 2021 and the main tournament on the 25th September 2021 will end the tournament program. There will be in conclusion a dinner and presentation of awards at the Conference Hotel, Abeokuta’, he stated
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