The maiden Edition of Oba Ghandi Olaoye Golf tournament kickstarted on Saturday morning with a tee off by the Soun of Ogbomoso Oba Ghandi Afolabi Olaoye Orumogege 111.
Oba Ghandi who arrived the Ogbomoso Recreation club venue with chairman Central Planning Commitee Professor Adesola Adepoju, traditional chiefs and others was recieved by the president of the club Dr Akin Oladeji John Brown, Captain of the club Chief Pekun Olaleye among others.
The king and his entourage were conducted round the exhibition ground and later commissioned the ORC Golf Section.
Oba Ghandi who commended the initiative of the Ogbomoso Recreation Club expresses his delight at the level of transformation at the club and promises to ensure more investment in sport
He also said “We will make this event annual event that will attract golfers from all over the world to Ogbomoso and that will have great impact on the economy of Ogbomoso”
President of the Club Dr Akin. Oladeji John Brown in an interview with journalists said they organized the tournament to mark the historical event taking place in Ogbomoso which is the coronation of Oba Ghandi Olaoye
He added that Over 150 Golfers from all over the country have arrived to participate in the tournament and i believe by next year more pro golfers will be part of it
We are ready to work with Kabiesi to make Ogbomoso a hub of sport tourism with golf tournament as an attraction that will drive people down to this city.
The progr will end today with gala night and presentation of prize fo winners and others