The 7th edition of the annual Gold Fields PGA Golf Championship teed off today Wednesday at Damang Golf Course, in the Western Region.
Over 30 locally based golfers drowned across Ghana started the competition with promising display in their respective categories and experiences gain over the years as professionals.
Organizing committee chairman of the championship Mr Hans Johannes De Beer in his opening speech urged all golfers to stay professional in their play and aldo adhere to the COVID-19 protocols on the course.
“You are all professional Golfers and know how to play by the rules of the game. If there’s any misunderstanding or doubt you can seek for clarifications or play a second ball in order not to beaten by the course,” De Beer said.
“As golfers, everyone must wear their mask and ensure their caddies too. We have been in this pandemic for the past nine months now which I believe you know what to do as to what the W.H.O and the Local Health protocols so let’s stick to the strict covid rules here,” he urged.
The Goldfields PGA championship has Over the years seen international golfers participate but due to the COVID-19 pandemic the game this year will only have local based golfers on the course.
Hans De Beer indicated that Gold Fields is bent on making the championship one of the best not only Ghana but in West Africa Region.
“Unfortunately the COVID-19 has taken some of the pride away this year. You can see some of the main sponsors are not here because of COVID-19 bad impact,” he added. “That’s is how life is going but going forward we will get the tournament where we want it to.”
The four day Championship is expected to end on Saturday, November 28, 2020 with the winner of the regular category taking home GHS 40,000.00 whilst winner of the senior will pocket GhS9,0000.00.
By: Nana Prempeh|Myxyzonline.com