Over one hundred and sixty golfers across Nigeria are expected in Uyo this weekend for the forthcoming Udom Emmanuel’s Victory Tournament holding from May 24 – 26, 2019, at the golf course of Ibom Hotels & Golf Resort, Uyo.
The tournament, hosted by Ibom Golf and Country Club in honor of Governor Udom Emmanuel’s re-election will also showcase the tourism potentials of the world-class facility.
Briefing newsmen at a World Press Conference held on Wednesday at the Rose Garden section of the Ibom Golf and Country Club in Uyo, Captain of the club, Hon. Usenobong Akpabio, said the ceremonial Tee Off will be performed by Governor Udom Emmanuel, accompanied by invited players, guests and members of the Club.
Notable golfers and dignitaries expected at the event include Senator David Mark, Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola, President of the Nigeria Golf Federation (NGF), Otunba Olusegun Runsewe; the DG, National Council of Arts & Culture (NCAC); Board Member of the Nigeria Golf Federation, Dr. Awa Ibraheem; President of the Ikeja Golf Club, Board of Trustees, Gen IBM Haruna rtd.; the BoT chairman, IBB International Golf and Country Club; the Plateau State Governor, Simon Bako Lalong.
Others are members of Lamingo Golf Club and Rayfield Golf Club, the Governor-elect of Oyo State, Seyi Makinde; members of Ibadan Golf Club, the Governor of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki; members of Benin Club, Golf Section, the Deputy Governor of Edo State, Rt. Hon. Phillip Shuaibu and his wife; members of Benin Golf Club, the governor of Bauchi State, AB Abubakar; members of Bauchi Golf Club, the Vice Captain of Ikoyi Golf Club, Mr Uwem Udoh; the president of Nigeria Ladies Golf Association (LGAN), Ekanem Ekwueme; the Captain of QIT/ExxonMobil Golf Club, Mr Victor Ebitu; the vice chairman of Mobil Producing Nigeria, Mr. Udom Inoyo, amongst others.
Dignitaries present at the briefing include the Lady Captain of the club, Mrs. Utibe Ukochio, Chairman – Planning Committee of the tournament, Sammy Ekpenyong, GM, Ibom Hotels, Ronald Stilting, and a senior member of the club, Prince Enobog Uwah.
Golf is an outdoor club-and-ball sport in which players use various clubs to hit balls into a series of holes on a course in as few strokes as possible.
This tournament will feature fierce competition for 0-9, 10-16, 17-22, 23-28, ladies and veteran categories.
The public is specially invited to this epoch-making event.