The maiden edition of Oba Ghandi Olaoye Golf tournament kicked off, on Saturday morning with a tee off by the Soun of Ogbomoso, Oba Ghandi Afolabi Olaoye Orumogege III.
Oba Ghandi who arrived the Ogbomoso Recreation club venue with the Chairman Central Planning Committee, Professor Adesola Adepoju, traditional chiefs and others was received by the President of the club, Dr Akin Oladeji John Brown, Captain of the club, Chief Pekun Olaleye among others.
The king and his entourage were conducted round the exhibition ground and later commissioned the ORC Golf Section.
Oba Ghandi who commended the initiative of the Ogbomoso Recreation Club expressed his delight at the level of transformation at the club and promised to ensure more investment in sport.
He said: “We will make this event annual event that will attract golfers from all over the world to Ogbomoso and that will have great impact on the economy of Ogbomoso.”
President of the Club, Dr Akin. Oladeji John Brown in an interview with journalists said they organized the tournament to mark the historical event taking place in Ogbomoso which is the coronation of Oba Ghandi Olaoye
His words: “Over 150 golfers from all over the country have arrived to participate in the tournament and I believe by next year more pro golfers will be part of it.
“We are ready to work with Kabiesi to make Ogbomoso a hub of sport tourism with golf tournament as an attraction that will drive people down to this city.”
The program will end today with gala night and presentation of prize fo winners and others.