Femi Ajala of Ikeja Golf Club, on Saturday, saw off the challenge of over 100 other golfers to win the star prize at the second edition of the DStv Premium Golf Day, which was held at Ikeja Golf Club. Ajala’s stellar outing earned him a business class flight ticket to Dubai for a weekend stay at a five-star hotel, a one-year free DStv Premium package subscription. He also won, courtesy of soft drinks bottling giants, Pepsi, a 12-month supply of Pepsi and Aquafina bottled water. The second prize at the event went to Jimoh Ogundare, who earned a business class ticket to a five-star hotel in Kigali, Rwanda; while the third went to Tony Onwu for a weekend stay at the swanky Marriott Hotel, Lagos. In his address at the dinner held to round off the event, Ikeja Golf Club captain, Mr. Taiwo Joda, thanked DStv and Pepsi for supporting the tournament. He urged them to adopt the Ikeja Golf Club as the primary location for the DStv Premium Golf tournament. Head of Marketing, MultiChoice Nigeria, Mr. Tope Osunkeye, congratulated the participants on a successful outing and assured the Ikeja Golf Club of his company’s commitment to the partnership. “We are happy to be intimately involved with Ikeja Golf Club. We hope to continue to expand the scope and diversity of this event and as you can see the SuperSport channel is present. We hope to continue to forge this partnership,” Osunkeye said. The Chief Marketing Manager, 7up Bottling Company, Norden Thurston, also expressed delight at being associated with the event. “The reason we are here is that we believe so much in partnerships and friendships. We have had a strong partnership with DStv for a number of years sponsoring Big Brother Naija. “More importantly, Pepsi wants to grow a partnership with the Ikeja Golf Club. So, I hope this is one of the many events we are going to have here,” said Thurston. He added that his company’s values align with Ikeja Golf Club’s motto “Half a century of growing friendships through Golf”.
Pepsi also announced a special prize, a 12-month supply of Pepsi and Aquafina bottled water, to be given to Mrs. Edna Aguslo who emerged winner of the Nearest to the Pin category (female) and Ladies category.
The golfers who placed 62nd and 26th positions, Abiodun Savage and Yomi Williams, were also gifted a 12-month supply of Pepsi and Aquafina bottled water.
The event was not solely about golf, as the prize-giving dinner was marked by rich musical entertainment provided, with the support of Pepsi, by a top-notch live musical ensemble, Storm Band, and A-list disc jockey, DJ Xclusive.