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Golf Course: Ibom Icon And First Bank Partners On Project

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Proven to be the best golf resort faciliity in Nigeria and West Africa, Ibom Icon has reportedly partnered First Bank for the Corporate Golf Challenge for charity and Amateur Open.
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Proven to be the best golf resort faciliity in Nigeria and West Africa, Ibom Icon has reportedly partnered First Bank for the Corporate Golf Challenge for charity and Amateur Open.

The hotel also willingly donated two-night weekend packages for the emerging team of four players, 600 golfers over the 4 days period.

Gilbert Thinji, Ibom Icon’s head of operations, said the partnership hinged on First Bank’s pedigree of 60-year sponsorship of the annual event regarded as the biggest in Nigeria.

“We are eager to showcase the excellent golf course and golfing experience that Ibom Icon is renowned for and we are committed to having a one-on-one with golfers all over the country,” Thinji said.

“We are eager to showcase the excellent golf course and golfing experience that Ibom Icon is renowned for and we are committed to having a one-on-one with golfers all over the country,” Thinji said.

The 54-holes Lagos Amateur Open was concluded on Sunday with scratch player, Aminu Kabir of Ilorin Golf Club, emerging the winner after beating a field of 180 players drawn from different parts of the country.

On his part, Sola Lawson, president of IGOLFMDC, the tournament’s consultant, said the transformation and service upgrade being funded by Ibom Icon in Uyo, Akwa Ibom state would make the facility a rallying point for major competitions in the near future.

“The Ibom Golf Course enhances Nigeria’s opportunity to be considered a top golfing destination in Africa. Our strategic partnership with First Bank can attract attention of the international golfing community, promote tournaments as well as attract golf tourists and secure the FDIs that golf can unlock,” Lawson said.

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