A minimum of 350 amateur golf players from 70 golf clubs across the country are expected to compete at the maiden Unity Golf Tournament billed for March 25 to 27 at the Ikoyi Club 1938 Golf Course in Lagos, the sportsbay.com reports.
The championship which is sponsored by Polaris Bank will see each club sending five of their best players for the three-day competition.
Guests are expected to arrive for the tournament March 25, while competition begins March 27. Among the listed categories are the veterans, women’s and youth categories.
Expressing delight at the partnership with Polaris Bank, newly-elected Captain of the Golf Section of Ikoyi Club 1938, Innocent Okoro, thanked the bank for their support for the tournament.
“It is a peace and unity tournament that will assist every golfer in the country to converge and talk about how to move this country forward. That is the idea behind the tournament and this is the first of its kind. When we play for about five hours, we would have been able to communicate to each other the need for this country to be a one, undivided nation,” Okoro said at a press conference Friday.
“I am happy that Polaris Bank has been able to key into this vision, collaborate with us and ensure that this dream comes true.”
Speaking on the competition, Acting Managing Director/CEO of Polaris Bank, Innocent Ike, said the bank was pleased to associate with Ikoyi Club 1938.
“We are excited to partner with the Golf Section and, by extension, the Ikoyi Club 1938 in hosting this tournament. Our conviction stems from the fact that Ikoyi Club Golf Section is a foremost golf association in Nigeria, and provides us the platform for bonding, business and social good.”