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Golf News of Thursday, 4 July 2019


GTDC launch 2nd edition of Centre of the World Golf Tournament

The Ghana Tourism Development Company (GTDC) in partnership with the Tema Country Golf Club have launched the second edition of the Centre of the World Golf Tournament.

This year's tournament which has been dubbed the 'Year of Return Edition' comes off at the Tema Country Golf Club on Saturday, July 13, 2019. The tournament is part of activities being organized by the GTDC in marking 2019 as the Year of Return.

Golfers from all walks of life are set to participate in this event which tees off from the center of the earth. Over a hundred golfers participated in last year’s edition, winning cash prizes and souvenirs from GTDC and sponsors.

Addressing the gathering during the launch on Tuesday, Deputy CEO of GTDC, Akorfa Dokosi outlined some of the developmental projects GDTC will be undertaking.

She said, "The Ghana Centre of the World Tourism project is expected to translate the above scientific and historical facts into tangible monumental structures and tourism facilities that would stand the test of time and strategically serve as national monuments for tourism and educational purposes. The four (4) projects that will be undertaken under this initiative include:

- The construction of a Passenger & Cruise Ship Terminal at the Port.

- The erection of a World Time Iconic Structure at the precincts of the Tema Harbour.

- The development of the Greenwich Meridian Religious Tourism Facilities such as Greenwich Meridian Church Tower & Observation Post, Prayer Room, Bookstand Craft Shops at the Presbyterian Church (Greenwich Meridian Congregation).

- The transformation of the Tema Country Golf Club into a World Class Leisure Resort with the capacity to host PGA certified tournaments."

Captain of the Tema Country Golf Club, Nana Ani Aggro III expressed their readiness to host the rest of World at their golf course.

He said, “We feel more Ghanaian as a club because our course was established shortly after the country gained its independence in 1957. We are lucky and blessed as members of this club having the Meridian to pass through our course, I hope this will go a long way to encourage investors and tourists to come and see where the Center of the world is and play on our course.”

The second edition of the Centre of the World Golf Tournament is supported by SIC Insurers, Labadi Beach Hotel, Accra City Hotel, GFZA and Japan Motors.