By; JACOB ONJEWU DICKSON
ACM Joseph Joel from the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) golf club played 67 Nett to emerge winner of the special kitty organised by the Ola Sa’ad Golf Club, Jaji, tagged ‘Welcome and Send Off Tournament in Honour of Senior Officers’ held on Saturday.
Runner-up Nett (70) went to Musa Godiya of the host club, while Best Gross (75) and Runner-up Gross (78) went to Corporal A. Mamman and Iliya Jibrin of Wuyep Lakeside Golf Club (WLGC) and Zaria Golf Club respectively.
For the Ladies Category, Dorcas Daniel of Zaria Golf Club led the pack with 71 Nett to finish up Best Nett.
Emily Ojo of WLGC (76 Nett) finished runner-up Nett, while Lady Captain of host club, Rachael Danjuma picked up the prize for Best Gross with 89 Gross.
Zaria Golf Club dominated the Veterans Category as both prizes for that category were claimed by Yaro Shehu 76 Nett for Best Nett and Tanimu Garba 84 Gross for Best Gross.
Speaking to newsmen on the sidelines of the presentation ceremony of the one-day tournament, the Commandant of the Armed Forces Command and Staff College (AFCSC), Jaji, Air Vice Marshal Lawal Alao said that it was a special kitty in honour of newly posted officers and outgoing officers of the college.
He explained that the cantonment being home for five different military training institutions, witnessed recent postings into and out of.
Air Vice Marshal Alao said he was happy that the tournament was a huge success, with golfers filing in from several clubs within and outside Kaduna State.
“I am impressed that it also boosted military civilian relationship because we had 80 per cent of golfers that participated as civilians,” he added.
The AFCSC Commandant assured that very soon, the Ola Sa’ad Golf Club house would be given a facelift to ensure it remains one of the top golf clubs in the country.
In his remarks at the presentation ceremony, Captain of the club, Colonel Nicholas Ashinze thanked all the golfers for honouring their invitation.
It was gathered reliably that no fewer than 90 male and female golfers registered, with 89 entries recorded at the tournament.
High point of the event was the presentation of prizes to winners from the four categories short listed.