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Golf News of Thursday, 15 October 2015

Source: Daily Guide

Okyenhene extols golf values

Omane Brenpong(L) receiving his prize from Sir Sam Jonah Omane Brenpong(L) receiving his prize from Sir Sam Jonah

The Okyenhene Osagyefuo Amoatia Ofori Panin has underscored the benefits golf offers a country when esteemed.

He revealed that the sport has the potential to build in individuals, rich values like self-discipline and integrity.

An avid golfer himself, the Okyenhene therefore called on stakeholders to support young folks to take the sport seriously, taking into account the benefits a country stands to gain from the right values.

As has been his usual admonition, he debunked the popular notion that golf is a game for the rich.

In his address on the occasion of the Okyenhene Invitational Golf Tournament in Tafo on Saturday, he said, “I hold the strong belief that the game of golf requires, and builds in all of us rich values like self discipline and integrity.

“We should therefore encourage a lot of young people to play it. I encourage all of us to continue, one way or the other to mentor and sponsor young people to play golf for the advancement of the game in Ghana.”

The Korean Ambassador to Ghana, HE Woon-Ki Lyeo, who was the Guest of Honour, spoke highly of the Okyenhene on his 16 years as the leader of the people of Akyem Abuakwa.

The men’s Group ‘A’ gross event was won by Maxwell Bonsu after recording a 75 gross, while Samer Hage and Barry Dzandy followed having grossed 76 and 78 respectively.

It was Osei Omane, 66 net, who dominated the Group ‘A’ net event, while Collins Owusu recorded a 90 gross to lift the ultimate in the Group ‘B’ gross event after beating Nii Ashitey on count back.

Royal Golf Club’s M.I. Oppong picked the ladies ultimate silverware with a 76 score, beating club mate C. Nyantakyi by four strokes. Margaret Oduro finished third with an 80 score.

The longest drive prize went to Barry Dzandy, while Godwin Somah won the closest to the pin prize.