The beautiful golf course of Ikoyi Club 1938 on Tuesday 16th February witnessed large number of golfers that trooped out to participate in a one-day tournament held in honour of the Lady Captain of the golf section, Edith Udegbe whose tenure has come to an end.
More than 100 golfers in male and female categories, especially those that have not played the game for a while due to the pandemic came out of their comfort zone to play in the Lady Captain Day Golf event tagged: ‘Edith Udegbe 2021’.
Some of the distinguished golfers that took time to talk about the elegant lady were HRM Oba Dr. Saheed Ademola Elegushi. The Elegushi of Ikateland Eti-Osa Lagos who described Udegbe as a respectful, diligent and good spirited human being.
“I met Lady Edith on the golf course here and we became close by playing together for some time now, and I know that she has a very good spirit, is respectful, diligent and she has good morals. She’s not like any other lady at the club here, and I do call her a tomboy because she does everything men do, we do joke a lot on the course, I can say she’s a good woman”, said the monarch.
Also commenting on the outgoing Lady Captain was the Vice Captain of the Ikoyi Club golf section, Dr. Meckson Innocent Okoro who commended Udegbe for her shrewd sense of duty and consistency as she always makes sure ladies’ voice is heard and their interest catered for.
His words: “The lady captain Mrs. Edith Udegbe has been a very inspiring lady golfer here, very cheerful and dutiful, she’s been very consistent with her duty as a captain and she was so innovative by bringing new ideas during her tenure. She’s always making sure that ladies’ voice is heard and their interest catered for throughout her stay as a captain”.
“She also prompts in attending all the meetings called by the golf section, so not only being punctual but a serious minded person. Am privileged to have worked with her in some sub committees that are called sponsorship and she was so efficient by making sure that all the revenues accrue to Ikoyi Club from billboards by sponsors are paid as at when due.
“She is a very likable lady as you can see from the turnout for this event that is marking the end of her tenure that we used to call captain’s day. Lots of people came which is a manifestation of the way we take her as a very dutiful Lady Captain. I have no doubt that as a top management officer of Delta Airline; her amiable attitude must have translated to a positive bottom-line in the business of her employer”, Dr. MI Okoro noted.
Meanwhile Evelyn Oyome, playing handicap 6 emerged winner of the tournament after she scored 75 gross over 69nett and L.A Onyeador with handicap 19 won the top place in men’s category by scoring 88gross over 69nett, both winning Delta Airline travel return tickets to United States of America or Canada as prize.
Udegbe in her remarks during the prize presentation in the evening thanked all and sundry that contributed in making her tenure a successful one, saying though the tenure was marred by the advent of the pandemic in the year 2020 which hampered most programs but still thank God for being able to effect some positive changes.