Ikechukwu Ukandu of Ibadan Golf Club (IGC) has emerged winner of the just-ended IGC 29th anniversary golf kitty.
Ukandu, who palys 19 handicaps, played a Gross of 89 and 70 Net to emerge the overall winner off the kitty ahead Gbenga Oloko and Lekan Ogunbameru.
In the ladies category, Evelyn Oyome claimed Best Net winner with 72 Net while Mary Okunola emerged the winner of the Best Gross with 95 Gross.
In his remarks, captain of the club, Col. Ade Sunmonu (retd) said the objective of creating IGC was to establish an independent golf club within Ibadan municipality, to be composed of eminent persons drawn from business, professional, private and public communities as well as the Armed Forces.
“In character, the club will be expected to cut across racial, tribal, religious and political barriers, and will be devoted solely to the development and promotion of the game of golf among members.”
Also, the chairman, local organising committee of the programme, Dr John Dongo said in the last 10 years as ordinary member of the club, he has seen tremendous development in the Club.
“I joined IGC 10 years ago and in my own short time, I have seen tremendous change in terms of qualities of members, equipment, tournaments, structures and the course being re-designed we have all greens and they have been expanded.”
Highlight of the event include planting of orange tree which is the symbol of the club.
Sunmonu said the anthem of IGC is “sit down under the an orange tree to socialise and make contacts.”
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“We looked around, there is no orange tree anywhere on the course, based on that, I decided that we need to plant an orange tree to show as a symbol unity and mascot of IGC so that when we sing the song, people will see the mascot clearly as relates with the club,” he said.