As the 30th anniversary of the Ibadan Golf Club holds later this month, Captain of IGC, Club, Mr Ola Ibironke ‘Dudu Heritage’ said it will be used to honour heroes of the Club.
Ibironke stated that IGC deemed it fit to celebrate the sacrifice of its founders and past leaders for the tremendous progress they brought to the club in the last 30 years.
“As you all know, IGC turned 30 years last year, we only had a low-key celebration in honour of our founding fathers, COVID-19 did not allow us to really execute our plans to celebrate the 30th anniversary last year. So the plan this year is enormous, is like combining the 30th and 31st anniversaries in a two-in-one programme.
“We are inviting pros across the country because it is going to be an open competition that will last one week beginning from June 28 to July 4.
“We are going to recognise those who have contributed immensely to the development of Ibadan Golf Club in particular and golf in the South West. We are going to have Awards Night where we intend to honour founders of the Club, because without them, there cannot be 30 years celebration of IGC. We would also honour past captains who have served this club meritoriously, workers who have contributed immensely to the development of our course and a host of others.
“In that week-long event, Super veterans and members who are 18 above would play and there is going to be prizes for them. The veterans 70 and above would play and there would be prizes for them, while our young golfers would also participate and then amateurs from various Clubs across the Country.
“The truth of the matter is that superb maintenance is what gives IGC golf course to be in high standard, the courses you see abroad don’t have anything spectacular than maintenance. Since the current executive came on board, our course has been rated number one, it can stand with other golf courses in the country.
“At present, the 18 holes attain the standard of the Professional Golf Association (PGA) and we are fully prepared to maintain this standard,” he said.