Fintech company, eTranzact, at the weekend, unveiled its maiden golf interest, e-Tranzact Classic, which will debut on the Professional Golfers Development Tour on April 27 at the Lakowe Lakes Golf Club, Lagos.

According to the outfit, eTranzact Golf Classic is a reaffirmation of its commitment to facilitating more business collaborations within Nigeria’s public and private sector.

The competition is a three-day professional and amateur golf tournament, which will see registered professional golfers from across Nigeria and other countries slugging it out for the fun and glory while gathering ranking points on the Professional Golfers Development Tour.

Speaking on the tournament in Lagos, e-Tranzact’s Managing Director, Niyi Toluwalope, said registration portal for the event, which opened on April 10, 2023, has already registered over 200 professionals and category one amateur golfers.

Toluwalope said that eTranzact has taken on the responsibility to create more avenues for productive business-to-business collaborations with golf as the most suitable tool for this.

“We are a super fintech working with businesses and governments to facilitate seamless trade and exchange of value, while also working with other fintechs to drive successes across sectors. It is therefore not unexpected that we want to create more platforms for business leaders to network and drive more collaborations.

“Golf is a precision game that develops the minds of its players, teaches spontaneity, focus and concentration while also encouraging strategic thinking and creative problem-solving. These are all qualities that successful business leaders must possess regardless of age and experience.

“Therefore, having identified the role the sport plays in our society, we have chosen it as our way of connecting business leaders and professionals who have embraced it to relax and refresh their minds to face the rigours of creating more innovative ideas that will grow African economies,” he said.

Also speaking on the tournament, the firm’s Deputy Managing Director, Hakeem Adeniji-Adele, described the forthcoming classic as a launching pad for the company’s greater involvement in sports promotion sports.

He promised that the eTranzact Golf Classic would be the beginning of the company’s investments in the development of sports generally in Africa, particularly because of the company’s bias for the young population.

“We hope that the eTranzact Golf Classic will also help us to gradually get younger people more interested in playing golf because of its many mental and physical benefits. The future of our industry and indeed corporate Africa is youth and we can as well start to build that lifestyle that helps them to keep their minds refreshed and creative for the growth that the continent relies on them for.”

Earlier, PGD Tour’s Media Director, Sam Emehelu, explained that the partnership with eTranzact offers Nigeria’s golf community a new vista that assures that professional golf is still a viable pursuit.

“Nigeria has some of the most talented athletes and this is the same for golf. This ties to what we always sought on the PGD Tour, where golf talents are exposed and nurtured for global performance,” he said.



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