FBN Lagos Amateur Golf Championships, A Give Back’


First Bank says its sponsorship of annual Lagos Amateur Open Golf Championships is a give back to help develop sports in Nigeria.
First Bank Deputy Director, Gbenga Shobo, told newsmen yesterday in Lagos that the championship was one of the bank’s major priority sports annual event.
Tide sports source reports that no fewer than 260 golfers from across the country are taking part in the 57th First Bank Lagos Amateur Open Golf Championships holding the Ikoyi Club 1968.
He said that the championships had created an enabling environment for young golfers and upcomings to constantly improve on their skills.
“We are glad to partner with the Lagos Amateur Open Golf championships running for years now, it’sa way of contributing our quota to the development and career of the elites.
“There has been remarkable increase in the turnout of athletes taking part in this championships in every edition and the performance is so impressive which keeps us going,” he said.
According to him, the tournament have produced professional golfers in the likes of Georgia Oboh, Oche Odoh, number 1 golfer in the country, Sunday Okpe, Samuel Amadi, Willy Gift and others.
The championships which tee-off on Friday was concluded yesterday with a grand finale and award ceremony.