Golf News Mon, 6 May 2019

Ghana Lady Golfers make nation proud at West and Central African Challenge Trophy

Five pretty Ghanaian lady golfers left good footprint in this year’s West & Central African Challenge Trophy, WCACT, at Ikeja in Nigeria recently.

The golfers comprising Margaret Oduro (Northern Zone), Felicity Okyei-Gyeabour (Royal Golf Club, Kumasi) Constance Awuni (Royal Golf Club) and Leticia Amponsah-Mensah (Celebrity Golf Club) and Esther Amedzro (Achimota Golf Club), produced a spirited performance to finish second, behind the host, Nigeria, in the prestigious competition.

The Leader of Ghana’s delegation, Madam Esther Amedzro, who is also the President of the Ghana Ladies Golf Union, (GLGU) drawing positives from the competition said “Besides the high level of competitiveness, the event further strengthened the already healthy relationship existing between the two countries.

“We hope to return home next time after the 2021 WCACT with the ultimate prize. We thank all who made the trip possible, particularly the Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, (owner of the Royal Golf Club) and his wife, Lady Julia (Life Patron of the Ghana Ladies Golf Union for their continued support for Team Ghana Lady Golfers,” said Madam Esther.

Just last year, Ghana hosted the All African Challenge Trophy. AACT, a biennial prestigious tournament of lady golfers in Africa in August 2018 for the first time, and 18 African countries from across the length and breadth of the continent participated.

Otumfuo Osei Tutu II and his wife Lady Julia donated handsomely towards the event.

Ghana placed sixth in the 2018 All African Challenge Trophy, while Nigeria finished ninth.

The next AACT will be held in Namibia in 2020.

"We are hopeful Ghana would secure the necessary sponsorship for the event, " she added.

AACT and WCACT are the two African international events Ghana Lady golfers participate in.

Other executives of GLGU include Essie Cobbina-vice president, Nana Bema Tackie- secretary, Mona Myers Captan - treasurer, Elizabeth Aku Yabah- handicap member.

Meanwhile, GLGU has congratulated the Asantehene on his 20th anniversary on the throne and happy and blessed 69th birthday anniversary which falls today.

Source: dailyguidenetwork.com