BREAKING! AKHA Members, CLO Boss, Ors Win Luton Park Golf Tournament
By Emmanuel Udoatta
The management of Luton Park Hotel has sponsored a two-day Golf tournament for members of Ibom Golf and Country Club.
The sports event took place at Ibom Icon Hotel & Golf Resort, Nwaniba, Uruan local government area of Akwa Ibom State.
About 40 Golfers took part in the competition which held on Saturday, 17th April, 2021 and Sunday, 18th April, 2021.
At the end of the tournament the Member representing Ikono in the Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly, Hon. Asuquo Udo emerged the overall winner, he was followed by Barr. Edidiong Idiong who came second; while the member representing Nsit Ubium in the House of Assembly, Hon. Otobong Bob was third; Dr. John Udosen took fourth and Chief Imo Ekpo came fifth position.
Meanwhile, the Publisher of Radar Newspaper and Chairman of the Civil Liberties Organisation (CLO), Akwa Ibom State Branch, Otuekong Franklyn Isong won the Longest-Drive; Obonganwan Nkoyo Ekpo won the Longest Drive (female category); Dr. John Udosen won the Nearest to the Pin; Mr. Udeme Eset won the Best-Gross, and Mr. Godwin Udofia won the Best Endeavour.
Presenting the various prizes, the Captain of the Ibom Golf and Country Club, Rt. Hon. Usenobong Akpabio thanked the management of the Luton Park Hotel for sponsoring the tournament and adding value to golf activities in Nigeria. The former State lawmaker called on other corporate organisations and private individuals in the State to emulate the gesture of Luton Park Hotel.
The Pro of the Ibom Golf and Country Club, Mr. Emmanuel Ochayi as well as the Public Relations Officer of the club, Mr. Isuamfon Archibong also appreciated the management of the Luton Park Hotel for the event.
In his speech, the proprietor of the Luton Park Hotel and member representing Ibiono Ibom State constituency in the Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Godwin Ekpo, who himself is a golfer, lauded the Captain and members of the golf club on the proper organisation of the two days tournament, saying that the event shall now be organised annually by the Luton Park Hotel, in order to encourage golf activities in Akwa Ibom State and Nigeria, as part of his Hotel Corporate Social Responsibility.