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Kids To Tee Off Nigeria Cup

Anita Uwadia plays her tee shot at the 10th hole during the first round of stroke play of the 2014 U.S. Girls' Junior at Forest Highlands Golf Club in Flagstaff, Ariz. on Monday, July 21, 2014.  (Copyright USGA/Steven Gibbons)
Posted: Sep 23, 2016 at 1:51 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

Steve Oma-Ofozor

Lagos – The 2016 edition of the Nigeria Cup will tee off Saturday September 24 with junior competition tagged “Catch Them Young” at the Ikoyi Club 1938.
Bayo Alli, Chairman of the Organising Committee, said that one of the aims of the tournament was the promotion of grassroots golf.
Thus, the junior competition is targeted at children from age 2-17, which has produced teen champions at the global level in the likes of Georgia Oboh, Anita Uwadia and Tokumbo Pedro.
The children at the end of the completion, according to the organisers, would be awarded medals only.
The day-two of the competition will be followed by Caddies Competition on September 26; Ladies completion comes up September 27, featuring players of different handicaps.
The Nigeria Cup Kitty competition takes over on September 28 featuring about 200 players from handicap 13-28.
On September 29, a stiffer competition is expected from the professionals and amateur golfers (Pro-Am) as amateurs from handicap 0-12 will be in the mix; about 180 players are expected to slug it out.
While the professionals will be playing for money, the amateurs will be competing for trophies and prizes even as the organisers refused to reveal the prize money.
Sponsors and Veterans will be in action on September 30; this event is to appreciate the sponsors for their sponsorship and the senior (veterans) golfer who are 60 years and above.
The finale will feature over 160 golfers swinging and putting on the Independent day,October 1, where a new champion for the Nigeria Cup will emerge.
It would be recalled that the Nigeria Cup is a property of the Ikoyi Golf Community Nigeria Association (IGCNA) designed to commemorate the Nigeria Independence.