By Emeka Ejere
All is now set for the 12th edition of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) governor’s Golf Cup, which tees off at the IBB Golf and Country Club, Maitama, Abuja, on Saturday, December 8, 2018, with over 200 golfers participating.
The one-day tournament sponsored by the CBN in collaboration with the IBB Golf Club, shall be a “stroke play – shot gun” format with all competing golfers teeing off at the same time from different points on the golf course.
The eight categories to be competed in at this year’s tournament include: Men’s Category I (Handicap 0 – 14); Men’s Category II (Handicap 15 – 28) Gross (Men); Ladies’ Category I (Handicap 0 -20); and the Ladies’ Category II (Handicap 21 – 30). Other categories are the CBN Staff category, CBN retired staff category, CBN guests’ category and the Veterans category for men and ladies. Auxiliary prizes will also be awarded for Nearest to the Pin for ladies, men and CBN staff; Longest Drive for ladies, men and CBN staff. The overall winner is expected to cart away the Best Nett Prize.
The CBN Governor’s Golf Cup is held annually to create a relaxed and recreational atmosphere for distinguished personalities in Government, the organized private sector, elder statesmen and members of the Diplomatic corps. The tournament also serves as a platform for promoting competitiveness and inspiring partnerships and networking among golfers.