Chief Obanor, Others Win At Chief Azugbene @ 70 Birthday Golf Kitty


An exciting golfing moment during Chief Makole Azugbene @ 70 Birthday Golf Kitty held on Sunday at Benin Club Golf Section (BCGS), Edo State ended in favour of Chief Afam Obanor, fmr. Captain of the Club as winner.

Chief Obanor, Grand Caddy as fondly called won with a net score of 72 in the veteran men’s category ahead of Sylvester Akhigbe who played 73 net while fmr. Captain, Engr. Basil Idahosa placed third with 80 net. Monday Ikhureigbe won the best gross for playing 89 gross.

In other results, Dr. Charles Ajayi (hcp 13) emerged winner of the men’s event with 73 net. Eromo Oni-Okpaku (hcp 13) picked the second after recorded 74 net while Ralph Irore (hcp 16) beat Hon. Stephen Idehenre on count-back as both played 75 net. Osaze Iyare (hcp 3) won best gross with 76.

The ladies category trophy was claimed by the. LGAN National Vice-President, South South Zone, Sandra Emina (hcp 14) with 76 net just as Joy Omorogiuwa (hcp 30) settled for second position with 81 net while fmr. LGAN National PRO, Princess Habiibah Oyege Oyarekhua picked the third spot.

The veteran ladies were not left out of the party as M. Benka-Coker (hcp 29) win the category after playing 82 net just as fmr. Lady Captain, Juliet Ugiagbe (hcp 29) spotted in second position with 93 net.

G. Ihenyen (hcp 23) exclusively won the super veteran men cadre with amazing 78 net.

In his address, the celebrant, chief Azugbene thanked God for life and good health, admitting that it was combination of double celebrations.

“On Saturday was my daughter’s wedding and today, Sunday, we are all celebrating my 70th birthday with golf kitty.

“God gave us fair weather for the event. I enjoyed myself, thanks to all my friends for their support. And I want to specially thank the management of this great Club for their efforts,” he admonished.

Similarly, in his speech, BCGS Captain, Joseph Idahosa said: “On behalf of the BCGS Committee, I say congratulations to chief Azugbene for the celebration. We pray for more years in good health.”  recalls that no fewer than sixty golfers from the club and UBTH Golf Club participated at the event in honour of chief Azugbene.