Ayomike Wins Club Tourney


Tim Ayomike, a handicap 3 golfer, who carded a total of 154 shots over the 36 holes of golf, emerged wineer of the 62nd Club Championship at the Ikoyi Club 1938 last weekend.

The tournament, which is one of the oldest closed championships in the Nigeria golfing calendar, is organised annually by the Golf Section of Ikoyi Club 1938 for amateur golfing purists.

Ayomike, who won the competition in 2006, beat the likes of  Eben-Spiff P. (162 Gross) and Olukoya Remi (163 Gross) to the second and third positions respectively.

Mr. D. Meyer, was adjudged as the outstanding golfer of the tourney after he played a ‘hole-in-one’ on  hole 4 to win a Toyota Jeep courtesy of Mandilas Nigeria Limited.

Meyer, who was reported to have earlier placed an order for a similar Toyota Jeep a few days to the tournament and was awaiting the delivery, was surprised to win the prize.

Other winners at the end of the championship included Mrs. Yinka Aruwajoye, who scored 76 Net to win the Guest Net-Ladies’ category. Tayo Babalakin won the First Day Best Net with 74 Net C/B. The Second Day Best Net was won by Dada Hoj (75 Net C/B). First Day Best Gross was won by Abu Joseph with 81 Gross, while Igbene Frank with 87 Gross won the Second Day Best Gross.

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Patrick Ukah won the Overall Net with 148 Net. Guest Gross – Men was won by Udoh Uwem with  90 Gross. Ude Douglas with 73 Net won Guest Net-Men, while the Veteran category was won by Oremule Tunde with 180 Gross C/B.

Captain of the Golf Section, Ebiyemi Pinnick said during the gala nite organised to round off the competition that the Club Championship is a gross competition which is opened to only Ikoyi Club members carrying handicaps 14 and lower. He added that the golfer that emerged with the lowest gross score, Tim Ayomike, is the new Club Champion of the year.

He, however, thanked the sponsors; Ecobank, NAPIMS, Sheraton, DeltaAfrik, Coca-Cola, Mandilas, Park & Shop, Southern Sun and GDM for their support.

The captain commended members of the organising committee of the 62nd Club Championship, Frank Ighene, Tony Onwu and Godwin Obaseki for a job well done.

—Taiwo Adelu

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