Elizade University will host the 5th edition of the Nigerian Universities Golf Tour in Ilara-Mokin, Ondo State, with over 30 higher institutions participating.
According to a statement from organisers, the event will be staged at the Smokin Hills Golf Resort, Ilara Mokin from 13-15 March 2020.
Bayo Aderinto, Manager at the Host Course, said the event is one of the unique ways the management of the course is contributing to the development of the game of golf.
“Most of golf development programmes are focused on kids and club members, which clearly shuts out teenagers and young adults especially those in tertiary institutions. This is what we are out to encourage and develop,” he said.
He added that the event complements the Nigeria Golf Federation’s development agenda and also has a rippling effect on the future of the game in the country.
Aderinto says credit should be given to Toyota, Work and Play, Wema Bank, JAC Motors and others. Also, to the Founder of Elizade Group of companies, Chief Michael Ade Ojo for the vision and sponsorship of the event from inception.
The event is jointly organised by Elizade University, Smokin Hills Golf Resort and Wole Adamolekun Foundation for all Nigerian Universities.
Guardians and parents of participating players would also have the chance of striding at the Smokin Hills Course as special guests during the 54 holes encounter.
The best player at the tournament will be the overall gross player at the event, while net and other ancillary prizes would also be awarded at the event.