As Nigeria golfing circle mourns departed soul of Lady Captain Ibadan of Golf Club (IGC), Folashade Oni , a group of golfers popularly known as Hole 19/20 Hollers , has commended the effort and initiatives of South West Zone, Lady Golfers Association of Nigeria (LGAN) on its decision to immortalise late lady Captain of IGC through an annual LADIES GOLF TOURNAMENT named after her as FOLASHADE ONI MEMORIAL LADIES GOLF TOURNAMENT.
According to the information passed around by the LGAN South West Zone, Vice President Mary Okunola said “ in light of the demise of our beloved Folashade Oni, Lady Captain of Ibadan Golf Club and bonafide LGAN, the annual WESTERN ZONE TOURNAMENT shall henceforth be named FOLASHADE ONI MEMORIAL LADIES GOLF TOURNAMENT. This is effective immediately. All Lady Golfers are expected to attend This Friday tagged ‘A NIGHT FOR THE STAR – Folashade Oni”.
The Late Folashade Oni was a bonafide and active member of hole 19 /20 Hollers during her life time as one of her first contact golfing group , commended effort of the LGAN said it’s will go along way to keep the memories of late Shade Oni to continue living in golfing circle and individual minds, saying she had come a long ways in her own usual style has contributed to development of the game of golf.
Leading the voice of members of Hole 19/20 , by one of the Head Master of the group and Vice Captain IGC , Chief Ola Ibironke , described the death of Folashade Oni as a great loss to the entire golfing communities in Nigeria, Hollers family as her immediate family, praying that God would give themgfortitude to bear the irreparable loss.
In his condolences messages, a Senior Head Master of the group and a former Captain of IGC, Mr. Akin Funmilayo, described the late Folashade Oni as a finest dynamic and pleasant lady golfer, one of the best that he had ever known in the world of golf, saying her death would continue to be a great loss to all in golfing families.
Mr. Funmilayo on behalf of the Hole 19/20 group , commended IGC members active roles by taking up her burial arrangements and programmes , especially the Board of Trustees and Executive members under the Captaincy of Col. Ade Sunmonu (Rtd) for given the late Lady Captain a beautiful burial.
Another Head Master of Hole 19/20 from Ikeja Golf Club, Chief Doyin Owolabi , who said all should learn a good lesson from the death of Oni expressed appreciated IGC members and management committees for her last respect in line with golf traditions and to all Nigeria golfing communities for showing their loves and supports for Shade Oni even in death as she planed the two in one South West Lady Golfers tournament and IGC Ladies Open , that was suddenly becomes her memorial tournament.
In his condolence messages to IGC and Hollers , a very senior Head Master of the group ,from Ilorin Golf Club. Barr. Gbegbaje Tony said still like his dreaming that Folashade Oni whom supposed be the host of last Saturday and Sunday two in one ladies golf tournament is not going to take part in that tournament and played in her honour as memorial.
“Let us continue to love one another genuinely and remember that there is time apportioned for everything. May we all continue to enjoy God’s Grace in good health and prosperity till our old age”, he said.
Speaking on the death of IGC lady Captain, Head Mistress of the group and a former lady Captain of IGC , Mrs. Evenly Oyonmen said , no doubt she will be greatly missed forever among the ladies golfers , thanked LGAN members for their loves and prompt decision to immortalised her with the annual South West ladies tournament to Shade Oni annual memorial golf tourney , assured that LGAN is one happy family and it will remain so to continue administer the roles , values and right of women golfers in the country .
Evenly Balogun and Mrs. Dupe Johnson , in their separate condolences remarks said the news of Ms. Sade Oni death was a rude shock to them when she was confirmed dead last week Monday morning as some of them left her at the club late in the night on Sunday night with full of life , happy and cracked jokes with other members present at the club house IGC .
“She was a seasoned Lady Golfer and the Lady Captain of Ibadan Golf Club Until her untimely death and we praying for repose of her soul and God should give her family, friends, Ibadan Golf Club and the Ladies Golfers Association of Nigeria the fortitude to bear this great loss”
The Secretary to the Professionals Golf Association (PGA) Mr. Jide Bolaji and former number one Nigeria golfer , Pro. Lateef Lasisi in a separate messages said give kudos to LGAN on their pronouncements to immortalised late Folashade Oni assured that they will forever be part of the event annually as Hole 19/20 members.
“You will surely be missed by all. You had gone too early. To say that death is wicked it’s an uncontroversial fact. Had it been possible, we would have appealed to death to take materials things from us all and spear your life but its not possible because we are all mortals. God knows everything and we succumb to the will of God and take solace in the fact that you were loved by all during your short stay on earth.”
In his Special condolences and sympathy to Ibadan Golf Club , her special golfing group Hole 19/20 and the entire golfing circle and family by a master of the group, from Abeokuta Golf Club , TPL Gbolade Badejo , described death of Folashade as a loos that might never be replaced in a distance time , saying she was an amiable and vibrant young lady golfer , admonished other to emulate the good part of her since world we are living is transient and what remains after is character.
The group Coordinator.