Professional, Amateur Golfers Storm Abeokuta For 2024 OBJ Golf Tourney - EDU-BIZNEWS


Thursday, March 21, 2024

Professional, Amateur Golfers Storm Abeokuta For 2024 OBJ Golf Tourney

Top golfers in Nigeria, including professionals and amateurs will storm Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital for the 2024 OBJ Golf Tournament slated to hold in the month of August

Former President Olusegun Aremu Obasanjo said that the annual golf tournament would further entrench the global values inherent in the game, promote healthy living and encourage youth participation.

The former President was speaking while hosting the new Executive Committee of Abeokuta Golf Club who paid him a courtesy visit at  his Pentagon resident, Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library (OOPL), Abeokuta.

Obasanjo appreciated the Executive Committee and members of the Golf Club for  honouring him with the annual Olusegun Obasanjo Professional/Amateur (OBJ Pro-Am) Golf Tournament as a major event at Abeokuta Golf Club, assuring them that this year  tournament would be eventful and different from  the previous ones.

 "I'm okay with the scheduling of my annual golf tournament  for August this year.  As a  ardent lover of sports, I think sport is the best way of promoting healthy living and if anyone is considering what to be doing as hobby at old age, I think it must be sport, especially the game of golf which is very good for old age. Sport is what I am doing mostly now with my age. Although  fellowship and social interactions with people within the sports communities are also good, you also have an opportunity to make an impact in life",

Obasanjo congratulated the Executive Committee of Abeokuta Golf Club including  the Captain and other members of the Committee for the successful elections that brought them to office. 

He assured them that he would continue to support the club and promote the game of golf at all times.

Leading the new Executive, the Captain, Professor Kola Adebayo , congratulated Chief Obasanjo on his recent birthday celebration, saying that the annual golf tournament has gained wider  recognition and attracted participations  of golfers across and outside the country, hoping that this year's edition would be more classical.

Captain Adebayo commended the commitment of former President and the First Bank of Nigeria, the principal  sponsor of the tournament for gradually turning it to a major tournament that golfers look forward to play in the country.

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