Retired Maj.-Gen. B.N. Salami emerged as the overall best net winner of the 2024 Armed Forces Celebration and Remembrance Day Golf Tournament in Abuja. The golf tournament, held at the I.E. IBAS Golf Club, Karshi, was organized by the Defence Headquarters in collaboration with the Nigeria Golf Federation (NGF).
Salami, playing off handicap 23 with a gross score of 77 and a net of 54, won the overall best net prize in the retirees' category for handicap 19 to 28. Anebi E.O., playing off handicap 16 with a gross score of 86 and a net of 67, emerged as the best gross in the category.
In the Serving Men category, Ayanbode A.O., playing off handicap 17 with a gross score of 81 and a net of 64, finished at the top, while Ayomanor D.A. with a gross score of 64 emerged as the best gross in the category.
Deborah John won the overall best net prize in the Guest Ladies’ category, playing off handicap 36 with a gross score of 99 and a net of 63 to beat Tessy Johnson on countback. Rose Nyam, playing off handicap 20 with a gross score of 85 and a net of 65, emerged as the best gross in the Guest Ladies’ category.
Rebecca Danladi, playing off handicap 25 with a gross score of 87 and a net of 62, took home the top prize in the Serving Ladies category. Hauwa A., playing off handicap 16 with a gross score of 83 and a net of 67, emerged as the best gross in the category.
Salami, on the sidelines of the award ceremony, expressed his elation and pride at winning the best net prize. He highlighted the significance of golf in life and thanked the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) and the Service Chiefs for organizing the tournament to honor departed troops. Salami also encouraged the populace to continue supporting the troops to achieve the goal of securing the lives of citizens in the country.