Golfers Warm up for Forthcoming Ikeja Golf Club Championship
By Modupe Gbadeyanka
Momentum is already gathering for the forthcoming 2023 Ikeja Golf Club Championship taking place between November 20 and November 26.
No fewer than 200 golfers are expected to take part in the prestigious event, which brings together players from across the country.
Speaking during a press conference ahead of the event, the club captain, Mr Sina Akinyemi, said this year’s edition coincides with the organisation’s 55th anniversary.
“The Ikeja Golf Club is at the heart of the city of Lagos. We are set to host our annual pinnacle event, the Golf Club Championship, between November 20 and November 26. This edition is special because Ikeja Golf Club is 55 years old,” he stated.
On his part, the scribe of the group, Mr Jenkins Alumona, said staff and caddies will raise the curtain for the tournament on Monday, November 20, with veterans and professional golfers following the next day.
He disclosed that it would be the turn of women golfers on Wednesday, and then a special kitty and auction night on Thursday, and then the main championship to commence on Friday for guest players on Handicap 19 and above.
It was stated that on Saturday, November 25, the arena would be for male golfers on Handicap 1 and 18, while players with the best scores will proceed to challenge at the grand finale on Sunday.
Business Post learned that this edition would witness the phased commissioning of the Integrated Golf Range Project, a legacy project started by the incumbent committee.
It is a state-of-the-art facility that will improve the golfing experience for members of the Ikeja Golf Club.
The Integrated Golf Range Project will include Long and Short Game Areas, Practice Range, Virtual Golf Simulation Zone, Lounge, 60-vehicle capacity car park with roof netting among other facilities.
“This edition will be the last easy edition for the winner because next year, the short-range will be opened and golfers can practice before they play and this reduces the advantage of the highly skilled golfers,” Mr Alumona added.