No fewer than 200 golfers are expected to hit the course when the Captain Hosa Okunbo @60 Pro-Am invitational golf tournament tees off in Benin Edo state on Monday
The money spinning golf tournament which is being organised by Benin club golf section in honour of Hosa Okunbo, a strong supporter of the Golf section, a philanthropist and patron of the Benin Club, will tee-off on February 12th and run till 17th, and will feature top golfers invited from various golf clubs across the 36 states and Abuja.
Chief host of the tournament, Engineer Kingsley Okunbo who confirmed this in a chat on Tuesday said invitations have been dispatched to top and active golfers in the country adding that the six day event will be action packed.
The schedule of events indicate that Day one will see the Caddies tee off on Monday through Tuesday, while the pros will take to the course on Wednesday to Saturday. Veterans and men with handicap 18-28 as well as ladies and lady veterans with handicap 29-36 will also have their time on Friday.
Saturday being the final day, will provide opportunity for special guests to have a feel of action teeing off at 6.30am, followed amateur men handicap 0-17 and ladies handicap 0-28 in that same order.
Part of activities lined up for the event according to Okunbo, is a lecture series titled “Youth migration: Present realities and its consequences” that will hold at the University of Benin main auditorium, Ugbowocampus with two eminent speakers, Professor Benson O.Osadolor, dean of students affairs, University of Benin, and Director-General of NAPTIP, Dame Julie Okah-Donli esq as resource persons.
Okunbo had earlier assured that mouth watering prizes awaits participating golfers “It will indeed be a week of fun for players and lovers of the game alike,” he said