Golf: Akwaboah humbles Torgah at 5th Captain One Golf Charity Invitational Tournament

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Mr. James Akwaboah

Mr. James Akwaboah, an amateur golfer, dethroned Ghana’s number one professional golfer, Vincent Torgah, to emerge winner at the fifth Anniversary edition of the Captain One Charity Invitational Golf Tournament which ended at the Royal Golf Club in Kumasi.

The Nsuta Golf Club member was a delight to watch in the tournament which lasted for two days as he recorded a total score of 72 to top over 100 professional and amateur golfers to clinch the ultimate trophy, gold medal and a cash prize of GH¢5,000.00.

Torgah, finished second after returning with a total score of 74 points (losing to the winner with just two points) and received a trophy, medal and GH¢2,500 for his efforts.

Also, Daniel Affum, who scored 76 points placed third and walked home with the trophy, bronze medal and GH¢1,500.

The main competition lasted for two days but the celebration of the fifth anniversary began on Friday, with the kid’s tournament on Friday which formed part of Captain One Golf Society’s Deprived Kids Golf Project.

The young golfers were from the Safe Child Advocacy Care Home in Kumasi and at the end of the day, Jennifer Sature emerged the overall winner after showing great skills on the golf course with Ayisha Aminu coming second and also winning the Longest Drive prize.

Speaking at the closing ceremony, President of Captain One Golf Society, Mr. Pius Ayeh Appiah, commended the winner for his efforts especially beating Ghana’s top golfer and other top golfers to the ultimate prize.

“These show that there are numerous talents in the country that could excel if given the platform and that is what Captain One has done over the past five years,” he stated.

He added that the past years had seen a mix of amateur and professional winners with the standards, and professionalism always a notch higher each year.

“We are committed to developing golf and making it an avenue for people to earn a living at all levels from playing, coaching and other aspects of the game,” he stated.

Going by the determination and dedication towards the kid’s project, he said they were optimistic to produce a world class golfer to represent the country in the near future.

He expressed appreciation to sponsors including iGimel Sports Wear, Servaco PPS, RK Cliste, Industrial Procurement Service (IPS), Flo Polo Designs, Mosak Photography, MIcan Company and all golf clubs in the country for supporting the initiative and looking forward to great support and sponsorship for next year’s event and beyond.

On his part, the President of the Ghana Golf Association (GGA) Mr Mike Aggrey commended Captain One for the outstanding competition which sets the tone for an exciting year of golf.

“The competition was great and one of the best to be held in the country especially with the kids project which directly falls in line with the GGA’s efforts to develop golf in the country,” he stressed.

The GGA he said was committed to supporting such initiatives that would go a long way to promote golf in the country.

A very overwhelmed James Akwaboah (winner) said he had worked very hard for the trophy and would do well to go professional and defend the trophy next year.

“I trained very well and maintained my composure throughout the two days and was happy to emerge victorious ahead of some of the best golfers in the country,” he stated.

He called on corporate Ghana and individuals to come on board to support Captain One in subsequent competitions as it would go a long way to help raise the standards of the game in the country.

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