The Abeokuta Golf Club (AGC) will agog for the Apagun Olumide Inaugural Golf tournament slated to tee-off tomorrow, September 22nd – 25th, 2021 at the club golf course, Oke Mosan, Abeokuta.
Now fewer than one hundred and ffitty golfers are anticipated to tee-off at tyefiur days golfing actions that will involve golfers across the country.
The golf event is aimed at sustaining the vision of the late Apagun Olumide for AGC and the development of golf in the country.
According to the Chairman, Planning Committee, Prince Robert Bakre in a statement stressed that the tournament was driven by the passion and vision of the late Apagun Olumide for the game of golf.
He said: “Apagun had a great vision for the game, his inspiration was driven by his passion for the game of golf. He was selfless in his encouragement of golfers across the country regardless of their level.
“He contributed much of his time towards making the Abeokuta Golf Club an enjoyable experience for many.
“The organizing committee of the tournament has keyed into Apagun’s vision. One of the shortcomings of the Abeokuta golf course is its poor playing condition during the dry season. Our committee is poised to address this issue.
“We will launch a fundraising campaign, focusing on corporate and high network individuals with a plan to irrigate the entire golf course.
“This objective aligns with Apagun’s vision of a better golf course, hence why the committee has decided to immortalize Apagun with this legacy project. We encourage you all to support us in any way you can to help us achieve his dream.”
Similarly, Captain of the club, Kola Adeneye stated that the tournament was meant first and foremost to immortalize the late Apagun Olumide, and to recognize his immense contributions to the growth and development of golf, particularly at the club
“This step, unarguably is in tandem with the vision of late Apagun Olumide, to make the course a destination course.
“The tournament is expected to start with the caddy’s game, while the Professional (invitational) will hold on September 24tj, 2021 just as the main tournament holds on September 25th, 2021 will end the tournament. There will be a dinner and presentation of awards at the Conference Hotel, Abeokuta,” captain noted.