Golf

The FirstBank Lagos Amateur Open Golf Championship, which made its debut over 57 years ago, has sailed a smooth ride so far. This year’s tournament is expected to attract the best amateur golfers, not only in Nigeria, but across the continent and indeed the world, considering the fact that the Championship is currently listed on the World Amateur Golf Ranking (WAGR) administered by R&A and USGA. This listing has given the Championship a heightened level of recognition on the world stage as far as amateur golf championships are concerned. The FirstBank Lagos Amateur Open Golf Championship is now one of the international golf events where all amateur golfers worldwide can participate and amass points to aid their WAGR rankings.

In the last eight years, FirstBank has brought in two European PGA professional players from the United Kingdom to coordinate the coaching clinics for special guests, spectators and children.

We also have on our league sired professional golfers like Sunday Okpe, Willy Gift, Oche Odoh and I. Ocheje among others. Samuel Amadi and J. Ajiboye hold the record title of highest winners of the Champion Trophy, with five trophies each. While Ajiboye won in 1969, 1972, 1973, 1975 and 1979; Amadi won the trophy in 1997, 1999, 2001, 2007 and 2010. While in 2014 and 2015, Monday Eze and Uche Eze won the coveted title respectively.  M. Eze won in 2016, U. Eze and Samuel Njoroge won the in 2017 and 2018 respectively.

Event Activities

Friday 8th November, 2019

10:00 am – Official press conference

Thursday 14th November, 2019

Golf course open for practice Round

7:00 pm – Welcome cocktail reception

Day 1: Friday 15th November, 2019
Ikoyi Club 1938 - Golf Section

6:30 am – Championship Round One (Ikoyi Club 1938 – Golf Section)

Day 2: Saturday 16th November, 2019
Ikoyi Club 1938 - Golf Section

6:30 am – Championship Round Two

3:00 pm – Professional Coaching Clinic

5:00pm – Beat the Pro Challenge – longest drive

Day 3: Sunday 17th November, 2019
Golf Section Ground Floor Terrace

6:30 am – Guest Players & Past winners play Championship Final Round

Beat the PRO Challenge-Nearest to the pin

9:00 am – Final Day Championship Commence

3:00 pm – Professional Coaching Clinic

7:00 pm – Closing and award ceremony

2018

S. NJOROGE

2017

U. EZE

2016

M. EZE

2015

U. EZE

2014

M. EZE

2013

M. OLAITAN