Abuja, Aug. 2, 2021 (NAN) No fewer than 250 golfers are expected to converge in Lafia for the maiden edition of the Lafia Ladies Open in September.
Asibi Omeri-Ogabo, the Lady Captain of the club told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday that the club was holding the first edition of the tournament in collaboration with the Ladies Golf Association of Nigeria (LGAN).
Omeri-Ogabo said the three-day event is scheduled to hold from Sept. 3 to Sept. 5 at the Lafia Golf Club.
She said the tournament would feature amateur golfers from across the country who would be competing for mouth-watering prizes in various categories.
“The 18-hole event will witness about 250 amateur golfers who will take to the course from Sept. 3 to Sept. 5.
“The tournament will feature Lafia amateur lady golfers from handicap 29 to 36, while the main competition will feature male and female golfers from handicap 0 to 28,” she said.
She noted that the club had already embarked on a strong sponsorship drive ahead of the event, adding that other willing sponsors, including private and corporate organisations were invited to come on board.
NAN also reports that dignitaries expected at the event include; Sule Abdullahi, the Gov. of Nasarawa State and his wife, Silifat Abdullahi as well as his deputy, Emmanuel Akabe and his wife, Mrs. Jummai Akabe.
Also expected is the wife of the former Senate President, Helen Mark among other dignitaries. (NAN) (www.nannews.ng)