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Degema LG Boss To Mark Birthday, Rivers Tour With Golf Tourney

The Chairman of
Professional Golfers in Rivers State, Tony Philemon has disclosed that the era
of pro-golfers in the state and Niger Delta to hardly compete in a major opens
with huge prize money at stake would soon be a thing of the past.

Tony Philemon,
who is also the Chairman of Degema Local Government Council made this known in
an interview with Sports Journalists in Port Harcourt said to achieve this aim,
he and other notable individuals in the state have initiated plans to organize
a maiden edition of Rivers Tour Golf Championship, which will tee-off on
November 21, 2018.

According to
him, the tournament will be used to also celebrate his birthday and hinted that
N6 million has been earmarked as prize
money for the professionals.

He opined that
the eventual winner of the tournament is expected to cart home a whopping sum
of N1.2m naira, also noted that the
tour which is aimed at revamping the sport among the Pros in the Niger Delta
will be competed twice on monthly basis.

The State
Chairman of the Professional Golfers further hinted that the tour will stand
the test of time because a lot of multi-nationals have indicated interest to
sponsor the tournament, adding that the tournament will feature golfers in the
amateur category with lots of prizes to win.

Philemon said, “We
must let the world know that Rivers State and Niger Delta is safe for investors
and those attempting to demarked the state are only spreading falsehood”, and
however expressed hope that the State Governor, Chief Nyesom Wike as the POS
Africa will also support the tournament having bankrolled other sporting events
in the state in recent times.

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