Amponsah (M) in a pose with captain of the Society, Dr Boateng (right) and the President of the Society, Pius Ayeh Appiah
Defending champion of the Captain One Golf Society Invitational Tournament, Prince Amponsah, from the Obuasi Golf Club made history by retaining the trophy of the annual competition.
The pro-golfer returned a net score of 113 after playing 27-holes in the competition held at the Ankobra Golf and Country Club in Bogoso to retain his trophy and the $2,000 prize money.
Ernest Oboh finished second, losing on count back with James Akwaboah finishing third with a net score of 115. They both took home a trophy and cash prizes.
In the guests category of the event held on the theme; ‘Taking golf to the less privileged’, Peter Brakoh, with a net score of 118 emerged the winner and also took home a trophy and a cash prize.
Achimota’s Stephen Klah won the longest drive prize of GH₵100, while Sampson Gyasi also won the closest to the pin prize of GH₵100.
James Akwaboah and E.K Osei were identified as the mystery partners with a total score of 233 and took home $250 each and a trophy.
The overall winner of the Founder’s Monthly Medal went to James Akwaboah followed by Prince Amponsah and Nafiu Abubakar. They were rewarded with medals and trophies.
Amponsah said although he was a professional, he faced a stiff competition from the amateurs but was determined to defend the trophy so he managed to change his game in the last nine holes and that made the difference for him.
Founder and President of Captain One Golf Society, Pius Appiah Ayeh was overwhelmed with the response from the golfers and was also impressed with the positive feedbacks he got from the stakeholders of golf in the country.
He, however, noted that pitting amateurs and professionals together was the best because it brought the good from both sides and that would be the trend in subsequent editions.
The competition was supported by Servaco PPS, MOSPACKA Group Limited, Mosak Photos, Flo Design Services, IPS, Nyamewoho Enterprise, Western Transport Services and Ankobra Golf and Country Club with media support from Medeama FM.