The annual International Pairs Golf Championship is organized by Falcon Golf Development Company (FGDC), and FGDC has commended business Nigeria for its support of the competition.
From Friday, September 9 through Sunday, September 11, 2022, the competition is slated to take place at Ikoyi Club 1938’s golf course.
Remi Olukoya, the Chief Executive Officer of the FGDC, disclosed that some of the Corporate Nigeria that have enlisted to assist the organizers include; the rapidly expanding automobile company, GAC Motors; real estate giants – Dradrock; the Iwosan Lagoon Hospital; Gree Air-conditioners; Meristem; and Pepsi.
During the week, Olukoya told newsmen in a conversation that “the participation of major big groups underline that the future of golf growth in Nigeria is ensured.” Golfers will be refueled by Pepsi during the competition, but Iwosan Lagoon Hospital is providing free medical consultations to all competitors.
The game is heating up because to a spectacular Hole-in-One award from GAC Motors, the newest member of the illustrious International Pairs sponsorship roster.
For the duration of the three-day competition, GAC Motors is also offering a special discount on any of their brands. Several goods from Gree Air-conditioners will also be given away as prizes throughout the three-day competition.
Olukoya stated that the FGDC will continue to work for the growth of golf in Nigeria by organizing high-caliber competitions, such as the World Corporate Golf Challenge and the International Pairs tournament scheduled for this weekend, as well as youth-development activities, like the ‘Catch Them Young’ program, which was launched last year.
International Pairs tournaments have been held in Uyo, Abuja, and Lagos since they were reinstated on the Nigerian golf calendar.
The world finals will take place in Malaga, Spain, between November 14 and 18, and the winners of the national finals in Nigeria will get airfare and accommodations for five days there.
International Pairs was first held as a golf event to commemorate the millennium in the UK in 1998, but it has since become a key event in the calendars of many golf clubs. Since it began, over 1.5 million amateur golfers from more than 50 nations have enjoyed playing in this thrilling, welcoming, and very prestigious tournament.