Swedish golfers invade First Bank Amateur Open
By Mmachi Ilechukwu
Top professional golfers from Sweden will be in Lagos to conduct clinics for participants in the 51stFirst Bank Amateur Open Golf Championship which tees off the 17thof November at the prestigious Ikoyi club 1938 Golf course in Lagos.
The tournament is open for amateur players from ages 14 and above
Organisers said, the event would provide a platform for busy executives, who are members of Ikoyi club to not only watch the game from the sidelines but to also learn the first steps of the game.
It is also an avenue for participants and spectators to learn more about the customer centric approach of First bank in its bid to be of benefit to all strata of the banking public.
Captain of the golf section, Ebi Pinnick announced that this year’s golf clinic will be handled by two top professionals from Sweden, Joakim Rasik and Bjorn Petterson.
First Bank head, marketing and corporate communications, Mrs Folake Ani Mumuni said the choice of top professionals was because Nigeria needed to start operating at a world class level.
First bank which has been sponsoring the event for several decades pledged their undying commitment to the championship.
The organizers of the event disclosed that the golf will make a return to the Olympics at the Rio Games in 2016.