EU Records Sporting Success as Varsity Hosts Golf Tourney, Emerges Second

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In an excellent display of all-round development, students of Elizade University, Ilara-Mokin, Ondo State exhibited their sporting prowess as they made the University proud at the 3rd edition of the Nigeria Universities Golf Tournament organized by Elizade University in conjunction with Smokin Hills Golf Resort, Ilara-Mokin.

The 3rd edition of the tournament which is aimed at promoting Golf among young Nigerians was attended by nine universities across the country. The universities were Elizade University, University of Ibadan, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Federal University of Technology, Akure, Ekiti State University, Ado-Ekiti, Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko, Redeemer’s University, Ede, Oduduwa University, Ipetumodu, Achievers’ University, Owo and Kwararafa University, Wukari, Taraba State.


The highly competitive sporting event saw Elizade University emerge second, with the Federal University of Technology, Akure winning the first position.

Speaking at a lunch organized for the participating universities, the Coordinating Officer and Sports Coach of Elizade University, Mr. Olaniyi Bewaji expressed delight at the improvement in participation by Nigerian universities. While recalling that only four universities participated in the 2nd edition, Mr. Bewaji opined that more universities were showing interest in Golf.

He revealed that an exhibition team from Bauchi was in attendance at the event. Mr. Bewaji added that a MoU on Golf Academy would be signed with Bauchi State University and sponsored by Governor Mohammed Abdullahi Abubakar of Bauchi State.

He charged Golf lovers among Nigerian youths to register at the Smokin Hills Golf Resort, an 18-hole international Golf facility established in Ilara-Mokin by the founder of Elizade University, Chief Michael Ade.Ojo.

The Sports Coach thanked the representatives of the universities at the event, urging them to share the beauty of the game with their friends.

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