At long last, the new multi-million naira Benin Golf Clubhouse that took some 15 months to build is now up for commissioning. And come October 14, the Governor of Edo State, Comrade Adams Oshiomole, will be unveiling a five-star Clubhouse that is only second to the magnificent Clubouse of the Abuja IBB International Golf Club.
The Benin Clubhouse project indeed took off on July2, 2008, through a fundraising that saw the likes of Otunba Olusola Adekanola, Dr. Gaius Obaseki, Chief Tom Ikimi, G.A.T. Oboh, Wilco Otabor and some prominent golfers in Nigeria shelling out millions of Naira so the real home of golf in Nigeria could have a beffiting Clubhouse.
To indeed say a big ‘thank you’ to great golfers who shelled millions so the Clubhouse could be a reality, members of the Benin golf Club under the Captaincy of Dr. Charles Ajaji are putting up a mega Invitational tourney billed for October 14 at the lush course of the Benin Golf Club.
The tourney is indeed a heart-warming event for the Chairman of the Fundraising Committee, and a prominent golfer in Nigeria, Chief Sam Iredia, the Chairman of the Building Committee, Chief I.K Afe and the Captain, Dr. Ajayi. Between the trio, a tourney that will engage some 300 golfers across the nation is already in offing.
Hear the Captain of the Club, Dr. Ajayi; “There is no better way to thank those who donated their hard earned money to ensure we achIeved this dream of a lifetime. The Clubhouse is ready and we want Nigerians to come and see what we have put on the ground.
This is why we are putting up this Invitational that will see golfers across the country featuring in a tourney while at the same time they can see through the edifice we have put on ground in Benin. This is what the game of golf is all about.
I mean it’s always nice to see ‘Golfers All’Â coming in to actualize dreams ‘Golfers All’ put together”.