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120 golfers for Abeokuta Golf Club tourney

No fewer than 120 amateur golfers from across the country are expected to vie for trophies at the Third Nigerian Breweries annual invitational golf tournament hosted by the Abeokuta Golf Club.

The vice-captain of the AGC, Dr. Modupe Famuyiwa, disclosed this in Abeokuta on Wednesday, while briefing journalists on the event.

Famuyiwa said the event would afford the amateur golfers the opportunity to test their skills and also interact with their colleagues from other parts of the country.

“This amateur golf tournament started three years ago. But this year, we want to make it prestigious, because we have invited over 120 amateur golfers from across the country. The tournament will be holding on Saturday, and winners will go home with trophies,” he said.

Famuyiwa who represented the captain of the club, Chief Olabode Mustapha, said the private sector and individuals had played key roles in improving the game of golf.

He said the state government has been supportive in the area of infrastructure and called on the Federal Government to give golf the level of attention given to football.

“The government had always given support to football. It is good, but it should extend that support to golf. We need government’s support in the area of sponsorship, so that professional golfers who earn their livelihood from the game could be encouraged,” he said.

Famuyiwa revealed that the AGC would host the Alake professional and amateur golf tournament in November for the 10th year coronation ceremony, while the one for the Chief Olusegun Obasanjo’s professional and amateur golf tournament will hold in December.

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