The Benin Club Golf Section (BCGS) was centre of activity on Tuesday as the Annual Match Play between Mavericks Kitty Group and The Lord’s Kitty Group was inconclusive.
The match play that teed-off with lots of enthusiasms from both kitties in the morning came to an abrupt end as a result of heavy downpour that occurred in the afternoon.
The Lord’s Kitty Group golfers wearing red and silver colour t-shirt were led by its Chairman, DIG Parry Osayande (rtd) aka Grandmaster while the Mavericks Team in their orange with black stripes colour were captained by its Chairman, Lawson Ugiagbe esq.
Earlier before the heaven’s opened its shower, Newsnigeriaonline.com.ng gathered that golfers from The Lord’s Kitty Group had vowed to carry the day once again having defeated the much younger Mavericks Kitty Group golfers in 2022.
Similarly, according to the spokesman of the Mavericks, Julius Nwachukwu, he noted that though his team lost to the The Lords last year, but they were out to revenge that defeat this year
However, Newsnigeriaonline.com.ng also gathered that the match play was smoothly going on as there was no clear victory before the rain started, while plans to reschedule the match till another day will be unfolded.
In his remarks, Mavericks Chairman, Ugiagbewho also was the former President, Benin Club 1931 acknowledged the chairman of The Lords, and all the past chairmen in attendance for honouring the event.
He said: “I want to thank everyone for coming to play today. This event has been on for several years. It is not surprisingly to play the Lords yearly, being their immediate neighbors and younger brother, but regarded as noisy neighbors.
“We expected to do better than last year but rain disrupted it. I hereby call the game off. To come back next year. The Lords are the champions for now as there is no opportunity to revenge the defeat due to rain.”
However, Grandmaster in his address expressed joy to witness another yearly ritual event, adding that the Mavericks members were lucky today that nature intervened, they could have been beaten again.
“Rain saved them today, because they planned to beat we old people not knowing that we are stronger than them. The oldest man in the club will on April 19th be 89 years while I will be 87 this year. I thank God that those who are junior to me are now senior to me in heaven.
“We do this annual ritual to promote peace, love and exercise energy. I pray for God’s to sustain us till another year. Though, sometimes we quarrelled but settled. We wil wait till next year for them.”
The highlight of the event despite the heavy downpour was the entertainment of members as there were lots of assorted meals and drinks to cool the tempo.