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Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Abeokuta Golf Club Hosts Inaugural Apagun Olumide Golf Tournament, Expects 150 Golfers

           •Late Apagunpote of Egbaland 



By Adekunle Mariam,  Abeokuta

No fewer than 150 golfers from around the world are expected to grace the inaugural Apagun Olumide Golf tournament in Abeokuta, the Ogun state capital, which commences tomorrow, Wednesday.

The four day sporting event being put together by Abeokuta Golf Club, seeks to  sustain the vision of Late Apagun Olumide for Abeokuta Golf Course and the development of golf in the country.

The Chairman, Planning Committee of the tournament, Prince Robert Bakre in a statement stressed that the tournament is driven by the passion and vision of the late Apagun Olumide for the game of golf.

"Apagun had a great vision for the game, his inspiration was driven by his passion for the game of golf.  He was selfless in his encouragement of golfers across the 
entire nation regardless of their level. He contributed much of his time towards making the Abeokuta Golf Club an enjoyable experience for many.

"The Organizing committee of the Apagun Memorial tournament has keyed into Apagun’s vision. one of the shortcomings of the Abeokuta golf course is its poor playing condition during the dry season. Our Committee is poised to address this issue. 

"We will launch a fundraising campaign focusing on corporate and high network individuals with a plan to irrigate the entire golf course. 

"This objective aligns with Apagun’s vision of a better golf course, hence why the committee has decided to immortalize Apagun with this legacy project. We encourage you all to support us in any way you can to help us achieve his dream", Prince Bakre said

Also speaking, the Captain of the Abeokuta Golf Club, Kola Adeneye stated that the tournament is meant to immortalize the late Apagun Olumide, and recognize his immense contributions to the growth and development of the game of Golf, particularly at the Abeokuta Golf Club

"This step, unarguably, is in tandem with the vision of late Apagun Olumide, to make the course a destination course.

The tournament is expected to start with the Caddy's Game, while the Pro game (invitational) will hold on the 24th September 2021 and the main tournament on the 25th September 2021 will end the tournament program. There will be in conclusion a dinner and presentation of awards at the Conference Hotel, Abeokuta.

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