Yanju Uwala in Abeokuta
The Abeokuta Golf Club, will on Saturday (November, 24th) be a centre of attraction, as the 14th Coronation Anniversary of Paramount Ruler of Egbaland, Oba Adedotun Gbadebo Golf Tournament tees-off at the Club Golf Course, Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta, Ogun State capital.
Penpushing reports that the Captain of the Club, Adewale Adeogun made this known during a media briefing held at the Club house, adding that the club is promoting the tournament while oil giants, Oando Plc is the main sponsor, with over one hundred golfers across various clubs within the South-West Zone, and other parts of the country taking part in the competition.
The Club Captain noted that the golf course is in good shape for the event, stating, “this edition will be better organised than the previous editions. We have received enormous support from Oando Plc, being the main sponsor of the tournament, and it is anticipated that to whom much is given, much is expected.
“Over a hundred golfers across Nigeria are participating because of its uniqueness, it has over the years become a sought after tournament due to the hospitality of the club. Our course is very unique and spectacular to play on. We have the best golf course in South-West, which is undulating, unlike others that are flat. Golfers always feel at home playing in Abeokuta, due to its peculiarity’.
“The tournament is to honour and celebrate Kabiyesi, who also is an ardent golfer 14th coronation anniversary of ascending the throne. This is another opportunity to celebrate His Royal Majesty, the Paramount ruler of Egba land,” he said.
“It is an amateur tournament comprises of men’s and ladies category, veteran and super veteran in both categories. Tee-off is 7am, but the Kabiyesi will perform the ceremonial tee-off in the morning while later in the evening, he will be around to present the giant trophy to the eventual winner as he used to do on yearly basis’.
“Many traditional rulers and couple of other dignitaries from government are to grace the event, we are hoping to seeing them that day in the club to join us in appreciating God’s goodness in the life of our Kabiyesi for clocking another wonderful and great year on the throne’.
“Many golfers across Nigeria have been looking up to it, especially from South-West like Ikoyi golf club, Ikeja golf club; MicCom golf club, Osun State; Tiger golf club, Ibadan golf club, Oyo State. Also golfers from Ekiti, Kwara State and Sagamu. There are lots of fantastic trophies and other prizes to be won by golfers that distinguished themselves at the tournament on that day,” he added.