Young lady golfers from the Captain One Golf Society (C1GS) based in Kumasi have received mentorship from Ghana’s reigning national golf champions.
Ghana’s number one lady golfer, Constance Awuni , was the first to visit the girls during one of their training sessions at the Royal Golf Club, Kumasi.
She used the opportunity to encourage and shared some experiences with them which was purposed to whip up their interest in the game.
Their next training session saw the number one ranked golfer both in West Africa and Ghana, Vincent Torgah, pass by.
He also encouraged and motivated the girls.
The gesture was important because there were fewer young girls below 18 years that often showed interest in playing the game.
Excited as they were, the young golfers said they had been in high spirits after the great sport icons paid them these visits.
The girls who have been learning to play golf for almost a year now are from less privileged families but are living in a safe home – Safe-Child Advocacy Centre in Kumasi.
Safe-Child Advocacy Centre, is a non-governmental organisation established under the Catholic Archdiocese of Kumasi that is concerned about the plight of the vulnerable in society and children who work on the streets.
Numbering about 20, the girls are being sponsored by the Captain One Golf Society to train to play the game of golf.
Mr. Pius Ayeh Founder of Captain One Golf Society, said the objective was to demystify the notion that golf is a game reserved for the rich and affluent in society.
He believed playing the game at a tender age would inculcate in these young girls’ soft life skills that would enable them sail through the demands of life.
Two professional golfers – Yaw Barima Okyere and Maxwell Owusu Bonsu – train the girls every week at the Royal Golf Club.