The annual Ikoyi Ladies Open Golf Championship has been upgraded. The event which normally hold over two days will now hold over three days to reflects its new international status. The Championship has also been recognised by World Amateur Golf Ranking (WAGR).
As a result, this years edition which tees of Wednesday December 28th will be played over 54-holes, even as golfers from other African countries including Zambia, Zimbabwe, Uganda and Ghana are part of this years event.
Captain of the Ladies section of the Club, Candy Agu, said the new partnership with the World Amateur Golf Ranking body WAGR, an arm of the R&A which regulates the game of golf worldwide, has further raised the profile of the event.
According to her, “The new status of the event also means that some technicalities of the event have to be adjusted, including making it a three – day event instead of the two-day it was in the past.
“I believe that this presents a brilliant opportunity for our budding Nigerian players to rub shoulders with more experienced amateur players who are now showing more interest in the event because of its global rating and World Ranking points.
“We have a number of international players who now see our championship as an opportunity to play the course (Ikoyi Club), and also tour Nigeria.
The event will be rounded off with a closing and award dinner on Friday, the winner of the event being the player with the best gross score over 54 hole