By Solomon Nwoke
The best of the country’s golfers head to Smokin Hills Golf Resort, Ilara-Mokin Akure to slug it out for the star prize of the Special Birthday Golf tournament in honour of Chief Michael Ade.Ojo, aka Mr Toyota at 79.
The Executive Governor of Ondo state, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu will grace the occasion that is expected to bring together captains of industry, businessmen and notable personalities to Ilara-Mokin, Ondo state, the birthplace of the icon who clocks 79 years today in order to showcase some of his noble contributions to nation building.
Toyota (Nigeria) Limited in its usual manner will be sponsoring the Hole 13 with a cash prize of N5 million only as the Hole-in-one prize.
According to the programme of events released by the Manager, Marketing and Promotions, Smokin Hills Resort, Prince Bayo Aderinto golfers are expected to arrive the golf course on Friday, June 16 while the tournament tees off on Saturday, June 17 with the usual Shot Gun System.
“It is noteworthy to mention that Toyota (Nigeria) Limited in its characteristic manner will be sponsoring the Hole 13 with a cash prize of N5 million as Hole-in- one prize.
“On Saturday, 17 June, 2017 the tournament would commence with the usual shot gun system as it was in the previous editions as amateur men and ladies take to the endearing topography of Smokin Hills after they must have been treated to Ilara-Mokin hospitality, among which is pounded yam and freshly tapped palm wine on Friday June 16. There would also be a facility tour to Elizade University which was recently tagged by the Nigeria Universities Commission (NUC) as the model for private university education in Nigeria”, he said.