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TWO winners who missed their trips to England to watch the Ryder Cup as grand prize for the recently concluded Lord's Dry Gin Ryder Cup promo, which was sponsored by Grand Oak Nigeria, were last Thursday compensated to keep in tune with the company's promise.

Wing Commander Peter Iweze and Umoh Imoh were given N200,000 each for missing their trips to England because of visa challenges.

Speaking at the cheque presentation ceremony, the Marketing Manager of Grand Oak, Bolaji Alalade, disclosed that the promo was designed to give Nigerian consumers, especially golfers, the exposure and experience needed to move their game forward.

'Ryder Cup is equated with World Cup among Golfers,' he said. 'In order to give Nigerian consumers the exposure and experience they truly deserve, we decided to ride on the Ryder property because it is the biggest golf tournament in the world.

This is in consonance with our brand profile, it is high profile and inspirational.

'However, this check presentation to two winners who missed their trips to the United Kingdom for the tournament further proves that we are ready to reward the loyalty and patronage of our distinguished consumers.'

Deputy General Manager, Information Systems and Telecommunications, Total Exploration and Production Nigeria Ltd, Samuel Nwanko, and Park Jae Cheul were the two other winners that made it to the last Ryder Cup event held at the Twenty-Ten course, Celtic Manor Resort, South Wales England.

One of the recipients, Peter Iweze of James Ibori Golf Club, Asaba, said: 'I was quite excited when it was announced that I won the Lord's Dry Gin promotion to travel to England.

But for one reason or the other, I could not make the trip. All things been equal, I appreciate Grand Oak, the maker of Lord's Dry Gin for this reward.'

On his part, a student golfer, who won the tourney but could not also travel, Imoh Umoh, said: 'I am grateful to Lord's Dry Gin. I did not expect that Grand Oak would have taken interest in someone like me.

My sponsors at the Calabar Golf Club advised Lord's Dry Gin to continue to touch the lives of its teeming consumers.'