Over 250 S’West golfers tee-off Daily Trust Buhari Golf tour­ney in Ibadan

Sunday Trust - - FEVER PITCH - From Jeremiah Oke, Ibadan

Golfers from the six states of the South­west of Nige­ria yes­ter­day kicked-off a golf tour­na­ment or­gan­ised by the me­dia trust, the pub­lisher of the Daily Trust news­pa­pers in honor of Pres­i­dent Muham­madu Buhari.

The pro­gramme which kicked off at ex­actly 7:00am on Sat­ur­day at the Ibadan Golf club was the South West zonal qual­i­fy­ing tour­na­ment edi­tion of the pro­gramme.

The com­mis­sioner of sports, Bar­ris­ters Yomi Oke who rep­re­sented the Gov­er­nor of Oyo State, Se­na­tor Abi­ola Aji­mobi at the tee off noted that the state was quite happy about host­ing the event.

Speak­ing with the Daily Trust cor­re­spon­dents, the cap­tain of Ibadan golf club team, Mr. Olu­mide Oyedi­ran de­scribed host­ing the Pres­i­dent Buhari tour­na­ment at Ibadan Golf club a priv­i­leged for the en­tire mem­bers of Ibadan golf club.

He said it was an op­por­tu­nity to en­joy the spirit of com­rado, love and wealth of ex­pe­ri­ence with other golfers from the south­west states and be­yond.

He said “Any­time you are host­ing a re­gion in a tour­na­ment, it is some­thing that is pres­ti­gious be­cause it is an op­por­tu­nity for us to in­ter­act with mem­bers of golf club and to share ideas.You know in golf com­mu­nity, we have good comm­rado and we see our­selves as brothers and sis­ters.

“The most im­por­tant thing about this is that we are or­gan­is­ing this tour­na­ment in honor of the num­ber one man of this coun­try, in the per­son of Pres­i­dent Muham­madu Buhari.

“It is an honor for us to host this tour­na­ment re­gard­less of our po­lit­i­cal af­fil­i­a­tion in the club, Pres­i­dent Buhari is still the pres­i­dent of our dear coun­try and we are proud of that.

“Any­time you honor some­body who de­serves honor be­cause of the of­fice such a per­son is hold­ing or his achieve­ments, it is al­ways good.”

The Or­gan­is­ing Sec­re­tary of the tour­na­ment, Mr. Bernard Nduka in his own re­marks de­scribed the tee-off as won­der­ful and su­perb.

He said the last time such gath­er­ing was con­veyed was over ten years ago, say­ing the tour­na­ment was an in­di­ca­tion of pres­i­dent Buhari’s pas­sion for sport­ing events, es­pe­cially golf.

Ac­cord­ing to him, the com­ing to­gether of the golfers’ fam­ily in the re­gion was a won­der­ful ex­pe­ri­ence which is wor­thy to be com­mended.

“Well, the kick off was won­der­ful be­cause the last time we had such gath­er­ing was ten years ago. It is a very won­der­ful ex­pe­ri­ence be­cause we have our mem­bers from other south­west states to come to­gether to en­joy a two-day tour­na­ment. This sym­bol­ises the pres­i­dent’s love, pas­sion for sport es­pe­cially golf sport and his readi­ness to take golf to the next level.”

Abang Takon_ Bad­mus Yinka and Dr.Ola Odun­ode

Agana Kessy, Gbenga Oloko and Ruth Lu­woye

Bi­ola Yusuf, Has­san Sule­man and Aberu­agba Mo­jeed

Arowolo Sam­son, Oyin­lola Oma­juwa and Jide Oseni

Dayo Odunola

Dayo Odunola and Jide Akeem

Dayo Dan­gote, Mamna Us­man and Salaw Ladipo

Bad­mus Yinka

Bolanle Odunade

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