By John Egbokhan
The maiden edition of the Smokin Hills Invitational Golf tournament tees off this weekend at the Smokin Hills Golf Resort, Ilara-Mokin, Ondo State.
The two-day golf event, tagged Ilara-Mokin 2013, according to the Chairman of the Local Organising Committee, Dr. Ayo Ojo, is the first of its kind to hold at the Smokin Hills golf resort, which on its own offers a spectacular and unique golf course, whose features distinguish it from its peers.
“It is a compelling ‘must visit haven’ to world renowned golfers and fun-loving adventurous people all over the globe”.
While the tournament tees off at 7am on Saturday, organisers informed Sports Vanguard that players and guests are to arrive at 10am on Friday while a cocktail party holds in the evening of same day.
On the reward for the participants, the organisers said that N4.5m has been earmarked for deserving players.
Of the said amount, professional golfers are to share N2m in cash while the remaining amount will go for trophies and crystal for amateur golfers who excel in the tournament, which is to hold annually.
Ilara-Mokin is the home of Elizade University and touted as the fastest growing town in Ondo State and the newest spectacle in golf in this part of the world.