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Golf News of Monday, 21 September 2015

Source: allsports

Airtel Ghana Golf Open ends

Airtel Ghana MD, Lucy Quist addressing participants Airtel Ghana MD, Lucy Quist addressing participants

The Airtel Ghana Golf Open Championship reaches its climax today on the lush green course of the Achimota Golf Club with both male and female titles still up for grabs.

The three-day competition began last Saturday with a ceremonial tee-off by the Managing Director of Airtel Ghana, Lucy Quist and glittering trophies as well as souvenirs from sponsors Airtel Ghana will be handed out to deserving winners today.

The first group to tackle the difficult course after the flag-raising ceremony included the Okyenhene, Osagyefuo Amoatia Ofori Panin II, the president of the Ghana Golf Association, Dr Felix Frimpong and Sir Sam Jonah.

Other notable golfers present on the opening day of the amateur competition included former women's champion Mona Myers-Lamptey, Amos Koblah, George Osei, Vincent Torgah as well as enterprising young golfer Jessica Bearls Tei.

Maxwell Dodd, Director of Airtel Business said asides the golf tournament other spectators who visited the course could participate in a golf clinic which aims to teach the basics of the sport.

He said, "For those not participating, we are organising a three-day golf clinic to teach them the basics of golf and change their perceptions about the sport. We hope this will enable them acquire valuable skills which hopefully will be used in next year's championship.

He also expressed Airtel Ghana's commitment to the development of Ghanaian sports noting that they had already funded successful projects in football and athletics this year.