The 1st edition of SPG golf open at the prestigious Le Meridien Ibom Hotel & Golf Resort in Akwa-Ibom State was recently sponsored by Heineken, an international beer brand marketed in Nigeria by Nigeria Breweries PLC. Mr. Kalio Isoboye won the male overall best gross after doing 175 holes while Susan Colekotas won in the female category. In the same competition, Alex Shaiyen won in the veteran male category while Edidiong Idiong and Anka Sanni emerged the best in the male category B and C respectively.
The two-day tournament at the 18 holes Le Meridien Ibom Golf Course, which is regarded as the most challenging golf course in West-Africa, saw over 100 top golfers within and outside the country competed at the championship.
Senior Brand Manager Heineken, Mrs. Ngozi Nkwoji, while commending the golfers for their performances and sportsmanship disclosed that the brand remains a ‘big friend’ of the game hence its continued sponsorship and resolve to strengthen and promote golf in Nigeria.
Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) is an frequent traveler program that unites each of Starwood’s 9 distinctive hotel brands and have 5 Starwood Hotels in Nigeria, namely; Sheraton Lagos Hotel, Sheraton Abuja Hotel, Le Meridien Ogeyi Place Port Harcourt, Four Points by Sheraton Lagos and Le Meridien Ibom Hotel & Golf Resort under its portfolio.