220 top golfers gear up for Ojerinde tourney

Daily Trust - - GOLDEN HARVEST - By Mansur Abubakar

Nige­ria’s high pro­file pro­fes­sional golfers will storm Otukpo, Benue State from Au­gust 4th - 7th 2016 to do bat­tle in the an­nual Ojerinde Memo­rial Tour­na­ment which tees off next Thurs­day.

Speak­ing tao Golf Di­gest yes­ter­day, one of the golfers ex­pected to shine at the event, Kano based Ka­malu Bako said he’s all geared up for the tour­na­ment and hopes to come out on top on the log.

“It’s only few days away and there are go­ing to be a lot of the top class pro­fes­sion­als that will grace the tourney just like ev­ery year not for­get­ting there’s an­other event for am­a­teurs, so it prom­ises to be ex­cit­ing,” the West Africa Golf tour sec­ond edi­tion run­nerup said.

Mean­while, officials of St David Mark In­ter­na­tional Golf Club Otukpo have as­sured that the 220 golfers and other guests in­vited would have a peace­ful and bliss­ful time at the Ojerinde memo­rial event.

The as­sur­ance is com­ing against the back­drop of skir­mishes among the lo­cal farm­ers and Fu­lani herds­men which is threat­en­ing the peace­ful co­ex­is­tence of the peo­ple of the state.

A pro­fes­sional and prin­ci­pal of­fi­cer of the club, Joseph Har­vey, said all is be­ing done to guar­an­tee a hitch free event.

“Ahead of the Ojerinde tour­na­ment we are putting all lo­gis­tics in place to guar­an­tee a peace­ful host­ing. We are ex­pect­ing at least 220 golfers from across the coun­try that will par­tic­i­pate in the tour­na­ment; the need for their se­cu­rity there­fore can­not be com­pro­mised.

“David Mark Golf Club is a place that can host any golf tour­na­ment and the as­sur­ance of se­cu­rity is guar­an­teed; the course is in per­fect con­di­tion for golfers to en­joy their game and the hos­pi­tal­ity is okay too,” Har­vey con­cluded.

Th­ese top Nige­rian pro­fes­sional golfers will be in ac­tion dur­ing the Otukpo golf tour­na­ment

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