October 23, 2015

Smokin Hills agog for Elizabeth Wuraola Ojo memorial Golf tourney

By Solomon Nwoke
Sponsors of the annual Elizabeth Wuraola Ojo Memorial Golf Invitational tournament, Toyota Nigeria Limited (TNL) have staked a brand new Toyota Fortuner 2.7litre leather seat as the prize for the winner of Hole – in – one.

The newest and largest privately owned Golf Club in Nigeria, the Smokin Hills Golf Club Ilara Mokin owned by Chief Michael Ade. Ojo OON will for the third time host this year’s tournament making its 12th edition to commemorate the passing on of his late wife, Mrs E. W Ojo.

According to the Public Relations Manager Toyota Nigeria Limited, Mrs Bukunola Ogunnusi this year’s edition promises a mouth watering bumper package that will leave an enduring golfing experience to the participants.

She said as usual, the Shot Gun System would be adopted for the tournament as it was in the previous two editions. Tournament tees off by 7am on the 6th of November, 2015 by professionals taking to the course while the amateur men and ladies would take to the endearing topography of the Smokin Hills on the 7th of November.

“ It is worth noting that Toyota (Nigeria) Limited in its characteristic manner will be sponsoring the hole 13 with a Toyota Fortuner 2.7 litre leather seat as the Hole – in – one prize this year while some of the latest models from the stables of Toyota will also be on display during the tournament

“The tournament will hit a crescendo with a gala night of pomp and pageantry as golfers who distinguished themselves in the competition will receive their prizes and trophies. One of the prizes to be won at the gala night is the Amiable Woman Of The Tournament prize. This is a platform created by Toyota (Nigeria) limited to further keep the vision of the deceased for the game of golf alive. It also aimed at continually nurturing the legacy and virtue of industry amongst women golfers. Indeed, the prize is symbolic of the amiable nature of the departed woman of substance”, Mrs Ogunnusi said.

However, Chief Ade. Ojo OON had hinted that more women would be invited for this year’s tournament because the person in whose memory the tournament was instituted was a woman.

“ I like women to be more involved especially, because the person we are celebrating was a woman. Invitation would be sent to golfers from across the federation for enlistment on the course which is limited to seventy-two players.”, he said.