It was a thrilling atmosphere last Saturday at the Bok Nam Kim Golf Club as professional golfers mixed with amateurs displayed their golfing talent in a spectacle which left many speechless.
After a cagey contest involving 18-hole swings among 84 male golfers and 23 ladies, a 66 net score handed Eric Ofosuhene the topmost prize, beating Donald Obilor on count back in the men’s category A event.
Fifteen-year-old Rickie Hurtubise finished third with 67 net, losing the second position by just a stroke, and recording the lowest score of the day (74).
It was Nash Ahene Antwi who finished tops in the men’s category B with a 60 net score, while Paul Edwards and name sake, Paul Dwimoh, followed in that order with 60 and 62 nets respectively.
The ladies category saw Awura Abena Asante beating 22 competitors to emerge tops, with Hajia Zenabu Akoto (62) and Centre of the Earth Club ladies captain, Mrs Helen Appah (63) following.
Floria Hurtubise grabbed the ladies longest drive prize, while GCB Bank’s Nana Egyir picked up the male version of the prize.
The Deputy Managing Director, Operations, at GCB Bank, Mr Emmanuel Lamptey, described the competition as an epoch-making one, taking into account the unprecedented 107 participants it attracted.
He said his outfit’s quest to support sports and their clients on all fronts informed the decision to sponsor the competition.
He said the bank would sponsor a similar event at the Royal Golf Club in Kumasi this weekend, as well as throw a huge financial support behind the maiden First Ladies Cup competition slated for Accra this week.