Exactly two weeks to the tee-off of the 2021 Ladies Golfers Association of Nigeria (LGAN)/Nigerian Cup, Princess Habiibah Oyèghè Oyarekhua, LGAN PRO has composed a poetic song for the event.
The LGAN Open poem touched every slogan of all the 36 States including Federal Capital Territory, and is aimed at bringing innovation to golf event which is being hosted at Ibori Golf and Country Club (IGCC), Asaba, Delta State from November 19th – 21st, 2021.
Newsnigeriaonline.com.ng recalls that Princess Oyarekhuà, was the Immediate Past Lady Captain, Benin Club Golf Section (BCGS).
While responding on the rationale behind composition of the poem for the event, she noted that it became necessary as part of her duties as the Association’s PRO to add spice to the event, and to appreciate the lady golfers by gingering their swag!.
She remarked that there is a need to also commend the LGAN President, Susan Cole-Kotas for her efforts in navigating the association despite the Coronavirus Pandemic which took its toll on the county and other parts of the world too. “We must appreciate God for keeping everyone of us alive.”
However, the poem reads://
“Wherever you may be coming from,
be it land of beauty or promise,
if you are bringing the light of the nation,
it shall be enhanced by the pearl for glory of all lands.
The food basket shall be brought to the home of peace to enjoy paradise.
What is food without salt?
When the heart stops beating, life is gone.
Even in death, there is honor and integrity.
In the chills of the wake, Coal shall keep us warm as the jewelries fade.
From the savanna to the heartland and the new world,
Centers of learning have been converted.
Centers of commerce are in the name of hospitality.
Where then is equity at the confluence?
The Harmonica is devoid of notes.
Excellence? Gone with the wind! The minerals and power have become worthless.
The people are searching for a gateway.
Hoping for sunshine.
But who will set the pace when virtue has been replaced?
The allure of peace and tourism are no longer treasured.
The handsome caliph annexed nature’s gifts,
From both the sahel and the proud farmers.
All hope is not lost as the Finger of God is touching Lady Golfers under the LGAN Umbrella.
LGAN Open Nigeria Cup 2021 is here!
Why look outside when we are blessed inwardly?
We say welcome to LGAN. Welcome to the Finger of God State!
And be touched.”
Meanwhile, the LGAN Annual General Meeting (AGM) will also hold during the three days golf event with the theme ‘Looking Inwards’ just as no fewer than one hundred ladies and and a large number of men golfers are expected to tee-off at the event.
Also, lots of activities have been outlined such as the National Zonal Finals March-Past, ceremonial tee-off and informal cocktail party for all the ladies by 6pm on Friday.
On Saturday will be tee-off for handicap 0-28 for all ladies and men. Memorial Cup in honour of the departed souls which will feature Stableford as well as President Cup. The AGM is slated for 6pm.
Similarly, Sunday action will climax the event with finals of hcp 0-28 ladies who made the cut on Saturday; sponsors event, while the dinner and presentation of prizes and trophies is slated for the evening.
LGAN President, Susan Cole-Kotas shall be playing host with the Incoming President, Juliet Monyei-Inyere.
Moreover, all zones have been urged to encourage and prepare ladies in their zones to come out to compete and make the event colourful.