It was celebration galore as the Benin Club Golf Section (BCGS), Ladies Division celebrated super veteran golfer, Mama Ivie Iyoha who marked her birthday during the ladies Monday Outing at the club.
Mama Iyoha fondly called ‘Iye Golf’ is an avid and a prolific golfer who has contributed immensely to the growth and development of the ladies section and BCGS in general.
Iye Golf, a pride of BCGS and a worthy ambassador of the game of golf whose exploit has become a force to reckon with and copied by other lady golfers in the club and beyond.
However, Ehis Igbinadolor played a net score of 34 to emerge winner of the regular ladies category. On the second spot was immediate past Lady Captain, Dr. Isoken Osagiede who beat Mrs. Maryan Shaibu, wife of Edo State Deputy Governor on count-back having both played 39 net.
Also on the wining list were fmr Lady Captain, Princess Habiibah Oyege Oyarekhua (4th), Joy Omorogiuwa (5th), and many others
The ladies veteran cadre was ruled by Prof. Mrs. O. A. Dawodu with a net score of 41 just as Prof. Adesuwa Osahon and Juliet Ugiagbe, fmr. Lady Captain placed second and third respectively.
In the men’s category, it was O. T. Akhigbe that carried the day having a net score of 34 while Jude Igbinadolor and Prince Joshua Toba settled for second and third place.
Chief Sam Awiaka claimed the men’s veteran category with 32 net ahead of Elder Monday Ikhureigbe who played 35 net to be in second position.
Moreover, various prizes were presented to all those that distinguished themselves in different categories of the event while the celebrant cut the birthday cake as entertainment of guests followed immediately.
Similarly, a big birthday card jointly signed by Lady Captain, Betty Oriakhi, past lady captains, and other ladies in the section was presented to Iye Golf as they hereby wished her many more years of golf swinging in good health and wealth in Jesus Christ name.
In her speech, Iye Golf who sponsored the ladies Monday outing was full of praises to Almighty God for another year in good health. She thanked the ladies section and men for the show of love to participate at the golf event.
Meanwhile, the super veteran golfer was however joined at the birthday event by her husband, friends and other family members while the ladies came out in large numbers to rejoice with the celebrant.