NPDC golf classic tees off in Benin

02 February 2012, Sweetcrude, BENIN CITY – The yearly NPDC (Nigeria Petroleum Development Company) Golf Classic will again tee off at the lush Benin Golf course on Saturday, February 4.

This year’s event will however attain some frenetic height given the fact that an unprecedented 350 golfers, mostly golfers in the oil sector, from across the country are already sprucing up for the event.

NPDC, a subsidiary of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), is equally set to meet up with the yearnings of the multitude that will be part of this event.

For starters, the company has since made it known that golfers will compete in all categories, including accommodating veterans, that is, golfers who are above 60 years. Invited professionals concluded their game last weekend.

Already on ground for this event are selected silverware, trophies and valuable prizes for those who will come through as winners in every category.

Group Managing Director of the NNPC, Engineer Austen Oniwon is expected to tee off this year’s game.

Captain of the Benin Golf Club, Kingsley Ehi Okunbor, however admitted that the NPDC Classic usually keep members of the Club “thrilled like it’s Christmas morning” and that this is the reason members look forward to the event yearly.
Among co-sponsors of this year’s show are Zenith Bank, Access Bank and Union Bank.

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