31st October, 2012
The 2012 Caddies Championship of Ikeja Golf Club was held on Monday with over 60 players featuring in at least seven categories.
At the end of the one day tournament on the green course, which lasted for several hours, Isiaka Kilani beat other contenders to win the Senior Caddies category. It was not an easy victory for Kilani, as he tied 80 gross with the runner up, Femi Ayoade before the game went into playoff, where the winner was decided through a three-hole game.
The third position went to Soladoye Segun (82 Gross). Dolapo Adekanbi (83 Gross C/B) and Gbadebo Oyegoke (83 Gross) were fourth and fifth respectively.
The Junior Caddies was won by Emeka Desmond, who scored 87 Gross. Ola Ogunniyi came second with 88 Gross, while Chigozie Izuakor (89 Gross (C/B) and Obinde Samson (89 Gross) placed third and fourth respectively.
In the Ladies Caddies, Blessing Agho maintained her superiority over her mates in the club, as she won the category with 70 (9 Holes) , while Caroline Tobi-73 (9 Holes) and Rosemary Ehiaghe-74 (9 Holes) were second and third respectively. Adekunle Mutairu defeated Isa Lasisi by 48 to 53 in 9 Holes to win the Veteran Caddies. The Course Staff’s category was won by Sunday Xavi (109 Gross), while Raymond Jubril (112 Gross) came second.
Alex Edugba scored 117 Gross, beating Temitope Oluwaferanmi, who scored 120 Gross to win the Admin Staff’s category. In the Members’ category, Taiwo Abdul scored 73 Net to win the category, followed by Taiwo Adewole (76 net) and Gemi Tinde (76 net) in the second and third positions respectively.
The new Caddies champion, Isiaka Kilani described his victory as God-given, as he contested in the tourney with an arm injury. “I never thought I could win the competition because of the injury I suffered. I think the preparation I had and determination gave me this victory. My prayer is to get a sponsor to be a member of Ikeja Golf Club someday,” he said.
His runner up, Femi Ayoade, is looking forward to becoming a professional someday. He was glad with the opportunity given to all the players by the club to showcase their talents.
Caddie Officer of the club, Chief Wale Kalejaiye said the tourney was organised to encourage upcoming caddies to turn professional in golf. A gala was organised to round off the tournament. A star prize of a Tricycle was presented to the overall winner, Kilani, while other winners received gift items such as desktop computer, laptop, DVD Home System, sewing machine, golf bag, LCD TV and Tecno handsets.