BrandArena: Heineken Sponsors Ikoyi Club Ladies Golf Tourney

Friday 2 December 2011

Heineken Sponsors Ikoyi Club Ladies Golf Tourney

Heineken, is set to achieve yet another sports milestone as the brand sponsors this year’s edition of the highly exciting Ikoyi Club Ladies Golf Open Championship tournament which tees off between December 1 – 2, 2011 at the prestigious Ikoyi Club 1938, Lagos. This is in addition to its sponsorship of the UEFA Champions league.

Jacqueline Van Faassen, Senior Brand Manager, Heineken said that prior to the sponsorship, Heineken has sponsored the Nigeria Cup Golf tournament and embarked on many other Golf projects in the country. However, “Heineken is a premium international brand and we have decided to associate with golf as an international sport .we have decided to endorse the Ikoyi Club Ladies Golf Open Championship because it is different and also helps to depict the strength that lies in women. ”

She added that “sports in Nigeria are going through tough times and we intend to help build the image and standard of sports through continuous support”.

The two-day tourney, hosted by the Lady Golfers, Ikoyi Club 1938, is in its 37th year running and would feature lady golfers from golf clubs all over Nigeria who would participate in the tourney. On the first day of play, guests (men) and all lady golfers from handicap 0 – 36 will showcase their shot making skills while on the second day of play, only ladies of handicap 28 and below will play after which there will be a presentation of prizes at the Gala Night same day.

It would be recalled that Evelyn Oyome picked the giant trophy as overall winner of the 36th Ikoyi Ladies Open Championship last year when she outclassed other golfers and had her name engraved on the winners’ podium of the club house for her remarkable feat.

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