Lenovo, Porsche key into International Pairs
Organisers plan academy in Lagos
The 2015 International Pairs competition billed to hold at the golf section of Ikoyi club 1938 has been garnering IT giant, Lenovo, and luxury carmaker, Porsche, being the latest blue-chip firms to identify with the competition.
According to the franchise holder of the competition, FALCON Golf Development Company, Lenovo has offered to stake X1 Carbon, the world lightest ultra book as a hole-in-one prize on hole 12 and several Lenovo laptops and cell phones to be won in the competition, while Porsche has pledged to have on display some of their best models in a designated hole during the competition.
The firm’s Chief Executive Officer, Remi Olukoya, said this year’s event aims at securing the future of golf in the country, adding that because of that his outfit has made plans to build the country’s first ever golf academy in Lagos State. “We all enjoy the game of golf but how many of us think of what will become of the game in the next 50 years.
Who are the players we are looking up to take over in future? When will Nigeria discover her own Tiger Woods? We have come to realise that we will never discover our own stars in golf except we catch them young and that is why we are working hard to set up a golf academy in Lagos.
That will not just be my contribution but the contribution of all golfers who dream of a secured future for the game, Olukoya explained. He appealed to Nigerians, golf enthusiasts and sports lovers to join the effort in making this dream a reality. “By participating or sponsoring our events you will be writing your names in gold as having been responsible for investing in the future of our children and children’s children.
A lot has been done and is still being done to promote golf, but very little is being done to develop the game. We are very interested and passionate about developing the game of golf in Nigeria. All hands must be on deck to make this a reality,” Olukoya added.
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