Wuraola Ojo Championship organisers offer to train Nigerian golfers at Smokin Hills
Excited by the massive turn out at the 12th Elizabeth Wuraola Memorial Golf Tournament, the organisers of the event have offered to train Nigerian golfers aiming to be part of the Rio 2016 Olympics at the Smokin Hills Golf Resort, Ilara Mokin, Ondo State.
Golfers from across the West Africa are currently vying for honours at the tournament instituted in memory of the Late Elizabeth Wuraola Ojo.
The tournament, which teed off on Friday with the professionals, was heralded by a colourful and elaborate ceremony that attracted dignitaries in their large numbers.
While expressing his joy at the standard of play at the opening day of the tournament, the Manager Marketing and Promotions, Smokin Hills Golf Resort in charge of the tournament, Bayo Aderinto hinted the plan of the Resort to help in nurturing golfers that would represent the country in the forthcoming Olympics, Rio 2016.
“ The turn out have been so impressive which shows that it has remained one of the biggest golfing events in the national golfing calendar and we must thank the sponsors, Toyota Nigeria Limited under the able chairmanship of Chief Michael Ade. Ojo OON who has been so benevolent to put together this in support of the development of the game of golf in Nigeria and Africa at large.
“ I can see that it is a major thrust in using golf as a venerable tool to Forster unity and development of this country considering the locations from which different golfers have transversed to get to the sleeping town of Ilara Mokin today.