Come December 12th 2009, a 18 hole golf course belonging to the University of Benin Teaching Hospital (UBTH) will be commissioned by Osun State governor Olagunsoye Oyinlola, who is also the chairman of the Nigeria Golf Federation. Governor Oyinlola will not be alone as governors Emmanuel Uduaghan, his Edo State counterpart Adams Oshiomole and Senate President David Mark will be part of the commissioning and launching of the only 18 holes golf course in Edo State.
As part of the ceremony, there will also be a Pro-Am event that will feature the best of professional and amateur players. According to marketers of the event, Ventolite, the professionals will play on Thursday, while the amateurs will play on Saturday. Top amateur players expected to feature at the event are Sammy Ray, Olusola Adekanola, Oyinlola and other distinguished golfers.