20 teams vie for honours at Corporate Golf Challenge
ATOTAL of 20 teams have indicated interest to vie for honours in the one-off finals of the 2013 Corporate Golf Challenge to be decided January 19 at the Ikeja Golf Club, in Lagos.
Some of the teams that have so far indicated interest are Eleh, Ubosi & Co, Consolidated Hallmark Insurance, Seven Up Bottling Company Plc, Jungle Films, Portland Paints and Products, Mutual Benefits Assurance Plc, Integrated Cost Management Accountants and Oak Pensions Limited among others.
Prominent players lined up preparatory to exchange swings at the competition are five-time club champion, Muyideen Olaitan, Chris Obije, Past captain, Awa Ibraheem, Olusola Adekanola, Wole Sowole, Chudi Ubosi, immediate past Tour Commissioner and Chief Executive Officer of the PGA Nigeria Tour, Olusola Lawson, Felix Ibru, Niyi Latinwo and Jasminder Shergill.
The challenge, a social platform for corporate organisations with presence in the Ikeja business area of Lagos, has witnessed increased interest this year with the decision of more firms to be part of the two-day hunt for team golf honour.
According to captain of the club, Tunji Adeyemo, as the only golf course on the mainland part of Lagos, the club “has the responsibility of hosting an event of such magnitude, which will serve as the connecting point for corporate golfers in this part of the state. And this year we have seen some higher level of interest and as a club, we are proud to be providing such a necessary bridge for the corporate world.”
Adeyemo, who noted that the executive committee, which he led, had been pre-occupied with face-lifting the club, added that participants at the challenge would be playing the golf course in its best condition, despite the recent weather changes.
“Our greens are in the best possible shape and the uniqueness of our fairways provide golfers with a challenge they cannot get on any golf course in the country,” he added.