The Championship kicks off on Friday, November 17th, 2017 with practice rounds on the course. Day 2 on Saturday, November 18th, 2017 starts with Championship Round One. Other activities on the day are the professional coaching clinic, and “Longest Drive Beat The Pro Challenge” competition. Day 3 on Sunday, November 19th 2017 starts with guest players being invited to participate in the tournament followed by the final round of the Championship.
The interactive sessions at the professional coaching clinic, and the “Closet-To-The-Pin Beat The Pro Challenge” competition will also continue to take place. The grand finale and awards dinner with take place in the evening, capping off the Championship. As the premiere amateur championship, the Lagos Amateur Open Golf Championship has enhanced the brand of the Bank as a major driver of golf sponsorships in Nigeria.
The Championship, which made its debut 55 years ago, has also 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.
In the last five years, FirstBank has brought in two European PGA Professional Players from the United Kingdom who coordinate the coaching clinic for special guests, spectators and children.
Day 1: Friday 17th November, 2017
- Press Conference
- Practice Round
Day 2: Saturday 18th November, 2017
- Championship Round One
- Professional Coaching Clinic/Beat the Pro Challenge
Day 3: Sunday 19th November, 2017
- Guest Players & Championship Final Round
- Awards Ceremony [Golf Section Ground Floor Terrace]