All Set For Captain One Golf

Captain One President, Appiah (R) in a hearty chat with Boateng

Close to 100 golfers will compete for honours in this year’s Captain One Invitational Championship slated for the Royal Golf Club in Kumasi this Saturday.

It would attract both amateur and pro golfers.

The 27 holes event is themed “Golfing in uncertain times” and organizers have expressed their commitment to ensuring that all COVID-19 safety protocols are in place to ensure the safety of golfers.

President of the Captain One Golf Society, Pius Ayeh Appiah, said participants would be limited to 100 in adherence to social distancing protocols.

He said, “Golf in nature is a ‘social distancing’ sport as players play individually on the course and not in groups. That notwithstanding, there will be wearing of face mask, hand sanitizers, soap and water for regular washing of hands.”

He promised that this year’s would be exciting as it would be a huge battle between the professionals who were overthrown by an amateur golfer last year.

The first two events were won by professional golfer, Prince Amponsah, with amateur golfer, Frank Kweku Antwi, coming up strongly to take over the crown from his Obuasi Golf Club mate last year.

The two would be expected to battle for supremacy this year while the host club, Royal Golf Club, would also be hoping to host and win the event as done by Obuasi Golf Club last year.

“Golfers from other clubs will also be in the challenge for the ultimate trophy and the bragging rights at stake which will make the event highly competitive,” he stated.

He urged corporate Ghana to come on board to support the competition while expressing appreciation to R K Cliste, Mosat Photography, Industrial Procurement Services and Flo Polo Designs for supporting the event.

Vice captain of the club, Richard Boateng, was upbeat about this year’s event following very competitive monthly medals ahead of the major competition.

“Everyone is determined to put in a fight and the Royal Golf Club is set to host one of the most competitive events in the country,” he said.

He said the society was committed to developing golf in the country especially among people from less privileged communities, hence their mantra, “Golf for all.”