Golf is an unusual game. When you have a good day, you can’t wait to get back out there, and when you have a bad day, you can’t wait to get back out there.
OVERVIEW OF SECTION
The Club has a standard 18-hole course which hosts the Annual Nigeria Cup Tournament attracting many professionals from all over the world. There is a well-stocked pro shop. The holes 1 and 18 are being renovated. There are also many professionals around for coaching.
It also has a standard kitchen producing continental dishes and a just renovated bar of international standard. International media publications have stated that it is the busiest Golf Course in the World and certainly the most played surface in Africa all year round. It opens for play from 6:40 hours to 19:30 hours even at dusk as we have full floodlights on Holes 16 & 17. Handicap players book to play via www.masterscoreboard.co.uk/ikoyi. Its usual activities for the week are the Monday Caddies day, Tuesday Ladies LGU, Wednesday Kitty, 2nd Thursday Gato Kitty, 1st / 3rd Thursday Bridge Builders Kitty, last Wednesday Sponsored End of Month Kitty as well as the Monthly Mug. Through our weekly Children, Golf Clinic held between 12:00 – 5:00 pm every Saturday, the section had succeeded to produce kids who represent Nigeria in several International Golf Tournaments all over the world such as Anita Uwadia, Tokunbo Pedro, Gbenga Toriola, Prashanth Avani, Diana Osmond, etc.
We also parade 10 Pros / Amateur Golfers listed below:
They offer distinctive training exercise on the rules and etiquettes of the game of Golf to aspiring and existing golfers. Provisions also had been made for a fully stocked Pro-Shop for all required Golf needs. We have an open pavilion with a large multi-purpose screen for all sporting activities viewing and individual/corporate relaxation as well as a large banquet hall for events receptions which has up to 220 sitting capacity. We also have a fully air-conditioned Bar, Lounge, and Restaurant which opens at 7 am every day and our service crew is on ground to offer fast and efficient services. Our customized ultra modern Guinness Bar (presently at its final renovation stage) is designated close to the Golf Suya Spot for cool relaxation and fun. “Welcome to Golf Section of our Ikoyi Club 1938”.
PAST CHAIRMEN OF GOLF SECTION
Recurring Events in Golf Section
Captain’s Day: An event to celebrate the incumbent captain of the section. It’s a farewell tournament. It is usually held in February or March.
Ladies Open Tournament: November 20 -22
Ladies Championship: 6th & 7th June
Nigerian Cup: An event to celebrate Nigeria’s Independence by bringing people all over the world to play Golf. It’s a week-long event from the last week in September to the first week in October. Golfers play at different levels and there is usually a winner. Here is the list of the winners of the Nigerian Cup so far:
1997- Mr. R.A Jone
1998- Mr. Joseph Abu
1999 -Mr. Ben Swee
2000 – Dr. S. Majoroh
2001 – Mr. B. Cappa
2002 – Mr. Nojiri
2003 – Mr. Kinsley Emu
2004 – Mr. Oluremi Olukoya
2005- Mr. Sam Ogunbiyi
2006 – Mr. Femi Feyide
2007 – Mr. Kim S.S
2008 – Mr. Valbuena F.
2009 – Mr. Olusanya B.
2010 – Mr. Ayonmike T
2011 – Admiral T. Odedina
2012 – Mr. J. Scholtyssek
2013 – Maj. General M. A Balogun
2014 – Mr. Olumuyiwa Jacob
2015 – Mr. Oddiri Andrew Ovie
2016 – Mr. Segun Adekoya
2017 – Mr. Femi Feyide
2018 – Mr. Folabi Balogun
We constantly engage ourselves in a few engaging and entertaining events and also healthy but highly competitive tournament all year round. With every tournament comes a winner. We are proud to showcase a list of tournament winners over the years.