Amateur golfer, Frank Kweku Antwi has dethroned two-time winner, Prince Amponsah to emerge winner of this year’s Captain One Invitational Charity Golf Event that came off at the Obuasi Golf Course on Saturday.
Antwi recorded 101 points to beat over 60 participants, both professionals and amateurs who troop to the course for the prestigious event.
The Obuasi-based golfer,in a host and win style,walked away with a giant trophy, cash prize of GHC5000 and other giveaways from organizers.
He was followed by Richard Boateng who came out with 103 points for the second position to go home with GH2500 and a trophy while Daniel Odoom settled for the third position with a very close 103.5 score to receive GH1300 as his prize along with a trophy.
The defending champion, Amponsah managed to come fourth with 104 points to tie with Maxwell Owusu and James Akwaboah for the fourth position which came along with a cash prize of GHC700.
There were also prizes for the Seniors as Rodney Oddoye came tops in that category with a score of 78 while Philip Andoh followed with 81 points for the second position. They both received trophies.
Prizes were also given to winners of the nine monthly medals held last year ahead of Saturday’s competition.
Speaking after the event, the ultimate winner, Antwi expressed gratitude to organizers for providing the unique platform for both professionals and amateurs to compete for the same prize.
He said, it was challenging and exciting to have seniors engage juniors in golf as they were able to learn on the course as they took inspiration from each other.
“I trained very well for this tournament with the help of my coach, Amponsah who is the previous winner and very glad to win this competition, “he stated.
“I would continue to work hard to retain the title next year and urge golfers across the country to work hard to develop the sport to the highest level,”he added.
President and Founder of Captain One Golf Society, Pius Ayeh Appiah congratulated the winner and other golfers who showed up to make the event a successful one.
“I am impressed with the turnout and the competition has been very exciting. We would only look forward to great years to come as we urged corporate bodies and individuals to come on board to support not only golf but our efforts to give back to society through the Charity project,”he stressed.
The society he said, now has about 15 junior members through the ‘Deprived Kids Project,” and look forward to expand in a bid to take golf to orphanage care homes for kids to consider golf as a future profession.
Chairman for the closing ceremony, Rodney Oddoye added that, the competition was laudable and well executed with regards to the passion towards golf development and helping the needy.
The turnout he said, indicated that, people had interest in the sport and the future for golf in the country remained very bright.
Chief Executive Officer for the gold sponsor of the event,R K Cliste, Ing. Raymond Baga said they were committed to the development of golf in the country and would continue to support Captain One Society.
“We are very passionate about the charity aspect of the game as it provides us the opportunity to give back to society, “he stated.
Other sponsors were, Industrial Procurement Services, Flo Polo Design Limited and Mosak Photography.