FirstBank’s 62nd Lagos Golf Amateur Championship kicks off today

By Ralph Tathagata

The 62nd FirstBank Lagos Golf Amateur Championship, a prestigious event now listed on the World Amateur Golf Ranking (WAGR), has kicked off today. The event will last from 17–19 November 2023, at Ikoyi Club,1938 Golf Section.

For over six decades, FirstBank has been the proud sponsor of the FirstBank Lagos Amateur Open Golf Championship. This edition is the longest-running known golf competition sponsorship in Nigeria.

According to the bank, “Our commitment to the sport and dedication to its growth have served as a source of inspiration for countless players.”

“Join us to make more memories as we swing forward with the 62nd FirstBank Lagos Amateur Open Golf Championship,” the bank said in a statement.

Over the years, FirstBank has consistently demonstrated its commitment to the development of sporting talent in Nigeria, as part of its legacy sports initiatives which includes Golf, Polo and Tennis.

For over 60 years, bank’s ownership of the Lagos Amateur Open Golf Championship has given it the differentiation as the major driver of the oldest bank-owned golf amateur championship, not just in Nigeria, but in other parts of the world.

The game of golf is an aspirational sport in Nigeria and the world at large. It cuts across age, gender, differing abilities and allows the enjoyment of a fun and healthy competitive recreation. Fundamentally, golf fosters relationship building – there is no place better to build, deepen, and strengthen relationships than on the golf course.

The annual event attracts the best amateur golfers domestically and internationally, having achieved the status of the World Amateur Golf Ranking (WAGR) event, administered by the R&A and USGA. This status 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.


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