The eighth edition of Heineken/Le Meridien Open Golf competition will tee off on November 28 at the prestigious 18 hole Le Meridien Ibom Hotel & Golf Resort, Uyo Akwa Ibom State.
The two day competition – which will last till November 30 – will be sponsored by Heineken, the World’s leading international premium lager beer. The Le Meridien Ibom Golf Course, which is regarded as the most challenging golf course in West-Africa, will witness over 120 top golfers from within and outside Nigeria slug it out in the championship.
Heineken has been a major sponsor of the tournament since its inception four years ago. According to Senior Brand Manager, Mrs. Ngozi Nkwoji the brand is a “Big Friend” of the game hence its continued sponsorship which is an attestation of its resolve to strengthen and promote the game of golf in Nigeria. “Heineken, a world class beer has decided to associate itself with the game of golf, an international sport. We intend to help build the image and standard of the sport through our continuous support” She added.
Commenting on Heineken’s continued sponsorship of the tournament, General Manager/ Consultant IMG, Ibom Golf Club, Sam Logan said he is very pleased to have “Heineken as part of this tournament. Heineken is a brand we are happy and excited to be associated with. It is the number one beer in the world and a large sponsor of golf events across the world. The brand has been part of all the LM Opens and also the very first beer sponsor that signed up with us. I appreciate their great supportfor the tournament over the years.”
The LM Open comprises a series of tournaments played on a quarterly basis on the Ibom Golf course, Uyo. The tournament is prided as one of the best golfing events in Nigeria and has continued to attract golfers. The competition has witnessed tremendous growth since its inception 4 years ago. The first tournament had only 64 players.