The Achimota Golf Club has officially launched the first ever Head of State Invitational Tournament in Accra.
The maiden event would be held in collaboration with the Ministry of Youth and Sports as well as the Ghana Golf Association.
The official opening of the tournament was held on yesterday, Wednesday,20th September, 2017 at the Achimota Gold Club. Present was the President of the Ghana Golf Association; Mr. Mike Aggrey, Mr Mark Coffie Jnr who is the Captain of the Achimota Golf Club, as well as former Commissioner on Human Rights and Administrative Justice, Justice Emile Short who describes himself as a proud member of the Achimota Golf Club.
Also in attendance was the deputy minister of Youth and Sports Pius Enam Hadzide and other officials from the Business Development Ministry.
Mr. Mike Aggrey, the President of Ghana Golf Association said the Invitational Tournament will take place at the Achimota Golf Club on Friday, 6th October, 2017 and also confirmed that His Excellency Nana Akuffo – Addo would be present to grease the occasion with a special Tee-off and the closing ceremony.
The Ghana Golf Association President also revealed that 90 golfers who fall under the professional and amateur sections are expected to compete for glories in the maiden event. He also confirmed that part of the proceeds from the tournament will be donated to charity.
“This is a stroke play and a total of 90 players or golfers who have been carefully selected from across the country and the sub-region will take part. We are expecting golfers from Nigeria, Benin, Togo and South Africa to add some international feel to the tournament. Finding a date for the event was the biggest challenge because of the President’s busy schedule but he has assured as that he will be available on October 6 to do the tee-off and the closing ceremony”.
Mr. Aggrey also explained that Nana Akuffo- Addo, President of Ghana has made a special request that attention should be given to the sharing of business ideas that would help initiate great developmental projects to help Ghana grow especially in terms of the economy.
“We have been tasked to broker business deals to the tune of $50 million and we are confident that the setting and atmosphere that will be created on the day would ensure that many business deals are firmed up by the time the event comes to a close,” he added.
Organizers revealed there will be mouthwatering prizes at stake for outstanding golfers on the day.
Meanwhile, Captain of Achimota Golf Club, Mark Coffie Jnr says they are in touch with National security and all the other relevant security agencies to ensure that lives and property are protected.