Prince Amponsah from the Obuasi Golf Club made history at the Nsuta Golf Club as winner of the maiden edition of the Captain1 Golf Society Invitational tournament.

He returned with a gross score of 151 strokes after playing 36-holes in the one day competition held last Saturday and took home a trophy and the $1,000 prize money.

He was followed by Samuel Ghattey with a net score of 155 with Daniel Antwi finishing third with a net score of 159. They both took home a trophy and cash prize.

In the guests’ category, James Akwaboah, with a net score of 147 emerged winner and also took home a trophy and a cash prize.

Solomon Harvey from the Nsuta Golf Club won both longest drive prize while Mercy Werner and Thomas Seidu also won the closest to the pin prize.

Gideon Davidson and Nafiu Abubakar were identified as the mystery partners and took home $250 each and a trophy.

Speaking in an interview with the media after the event, Prince Amponsah who also a professional golfer expressed his gratitude to God and the organisers of the event.

He said although he was a professional, he faced a stiff competition from the amateurs but managed to have his way just at the 35th hole and that made the difference for him.

Winner Prince Amponsah (middle) flanked by Co-founders of Captain1 Golf Society E. K. Bonsu (right) and Pius Appiah Ayeh
Winner Prince Amponsah (middle) flanked by Co-founders of Captain1 Golf Society E. K. Bonsu (right) and Pius Appiah Ayeh
He also stated that he would use the experience gathered from the competition to prepare for the coming golf season.

Co-founder of the Captain1 Golf Society, Pius Ayeh Appiah was elated after the competition and thanked the participants and the organising committee for making the event a success.

He said as the maiden edition, they have noted and received feedbacks from the participants and would work on it to improve on the second edition after stressing that the Captain1 Golf Society has come to stay.

He however noted that pitching amateurs and professionals was the best because it brought the good from both sides and that would be the trend in subsequent editions.

He mentioned that participants who fully played the 36-holes have been granted automatic membership to the Society but added that the society would give a roadmap for other golfers who want to join.

It event was witnessed by former Black Stars player Tony Yeboah who played all 36-holes as well as Vice President of the Ghana Golf Association [GGA] Lee Mensah who managed the first 18-holes.

The competition was supported by E.K. Bonsu Limited, MOSPACKA Group Limited, Mosak Photos, B5 Plus, IPS, Wayoe Engineering, Zafco, Westfields, Caldor and the Nsuta Golf Club.

Source: Ken Odeng Adade

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