First Bank of Nigeria has announced its sponsorship of the 57th Lagos Amateur Golf Open Championship.
The 2018 edition is billed to hold from Friday to Sunday at the Ikoyi Club 1938 Golf Course in Lagos.
The 2017 edition played host to over 260 elite golfers, while the 2018 edition will host over 280 golfers from across the country.
This year, the three-day golf tournament will feature among others the Professional Coaching Clinic to nurture the skills of young and upcoming talents, and Beat the Pro Skills competition.
First Bank’s Group Head, Marketing & Corporate Communications, Folake Ani-Mumuney, said, “The Lagos Amateur Golf Championship is not just a competition but a tradition First Bank is honoured to associate with for 56 years. Our identification with the competition is in line with our strategic objective of recognising activities that promote the socio-economic diversity and growth of the nation as well as the promotion of talents that fly the green and white colours of Nigeria beyond the shores of the country.”
She added, “The bank recently signed an endorsement deal with teenage golf sensation, Georgia Oboh, who at only 17 has set her sights on playing on the LPGA circuit which she has already been invited to participate in. With this, she would be the youngest African female golfer to have ever reached this milestone.”
Georgia currently plays in a minimum of 20 tournaments a year and is mainly based in the US (Florida), in between training in Nigeria and is one of the highlight participants at this year’s competition.
The three-day golf championship would be concluded with a grand finale and awards ceremony on Sunday. The annual tournament is open to amateur golfers who are members of a registered Golf Club with handicap of 14 or below.