GH¢35,000.00 up for grabs at 5th Gold Fields PGA Championship 2018 - Ghana Nation
Accra, Nov. 05 GNA - The 5th edition of the Gold Fields Professional Golfers Association (PGA) championship, has been fixed for November 28-December 1, 2018.
At stake is a cash prize of GH¢35,000.00 for the ultimate winner.
The four-day championship, which would attract golfers from all over Africa, would see defending champion Kojo Barnni battling it out with about 70 professional golfers drawn from several African countries at the Damang Golf Course in the Western Region.
Mr Anthony Kwame Mintah, PGA President said the body was indebted to Goldfields for sustaining the championship for five years, as well as increasing the prize money increasing each year.
According to him, the PGA has sent invitation letters to several African countries inviting professional golfers to this year’s tournament, which falls in line with 25th Anniversary of Goldfields.
“We have sent invitation letters to countries like, Nigeria, Cameroon, Togo, Mali, Senegal, South Africa, Ivory Coast and others and, with three slots to each country.
“We have been trying so hard to push the game to higher heights and we are proud to have Goldfields supporting our every step with massive sponsorships, with an improved prize money of GH¢35,000.00,” he said.
Mr. Alfred Baku, Goldfields Executive Vice President and Head of West Africa in an interview with GNA sports, noted that as part of the company’s 25th anniversary, there would be important dignitaries to grace the tournament, as they try to bring all golf clubs together.
“Goldfields deem it appropriate to support golf, which brings golf clubs in the environs we operate in closer, it is a privilege to support golf, which brings the various clubs in our working areas together.
“This year as part of our anniversary we would have special guests to mark our 25th anniversary and the 5th edition of PGA championship a memorable one.
“We are going to have special dignitaries like Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, Mr Isaac Kwame Asiamah, Minister for Youth and Sports, Mr Nicholas J. Holland, Chief Executive Officer Goldfields Limited, and other high profile statesmen to honour the game of golf,” he added.
According to Mr Baku, Goldfields would give a brand new car and a cash price of GH¢5,000.00 for special hole in one, with the best total score also getting GH¢2,000.00.
He used the occasion to commend the companies that have come on board to sponsor the competition and urged others to come on join as they seek to raise golf to another level.
The clubs expected to participate include Damang Golf club, Achimota Golf club, Tarkwa Golf club, Nsuta Golf club, Takoradi Golf club, Tema Golf club, Royal Golf club, Celebrity Golf club, Beige Village club, Obuasi Golf.
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