Minister of Transportation, Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, weekend performed the grand opening and official kick-off of the 2021 Port Harcourt Club Amateur Open Golf championships.
Speaking after performing the grand opening and official kick-off, the Honorable Minister commended the Port Harcourt Club for putting out a great tournament, such that has attracted an array of golfers and dignitaries from across the country to the state,
He noted with gratitude that the yearly event keeps getting better year-on-year.
“The Amateur Golf Open championship is something which the Port Harcourt Club, Golf section does annually. This year, looking at the array of participants, shows that it gets better every year”.
The former governor of Rivers state, who himself is a golfer, was represented by Engr Dr. Chukwudi Dimkpa, President Port Harcourt Polo Club, South South Zonal Chairman Karate Federation of Nigeria and Board member Karate Federation of Nigeria, who said golfing increases human life span and an avenue to connect people and businesses, enjoined participants to have fun and wish them a peaceful championship.
“They say golf is life, and being out here in this luscious green environment is something that adds a couple of more years to your life.
“So, it is an avenue of networking, to see the array of people here, dignitaries, golfers, people from all works of life… I think, all-in-all, it also gives Rivers state a sense of belonging because people can come into town and go out of town all under sports.
“We expect to have a hitch-free tournament, and we wish them a hitch-free tournament, and we expect everybody to generally have fun, play safe and have a good sports”, he concluded.
The is competition organised by the Port Harcourt Club, Golf section, drew together an array of professional and amateur golfers from within the state and beyond.
According to the organizers, the event is aimed at grooming upcoming golfers to maturity and to showcase the sporting, investment and hospitality potentials of Rivers state.