The 84th edition of the Airtel Ghana Golf Open will be held at the Celebrity Golf and Country Club from 6th – 9thOctober, 2016.
The field is expected to be filled to capacity with some 60 professionals looking to participate for the first time in 4 years. Players from as far as Sweden, Great Britain, Senegal, Nigeria, Togo and the Ivory Coast numbering over 200 are billed to take part in the flagship tournament of the Ghana golfing calendar.
The tournament is headlined for the third year running by Airtel Business – Ghana’s leading provider of end-to-end Communications, Connectivity and Collaborative solutions for Small, Medium and Large enterprises.
Speaking to newsmen in Accra, the President of the Ghana Golf Association Mr. Mike Aggrey stated that the event promises to be very exciting with a possible hole-in-one prize of a brand new BMW X1 2017 model sponsored by Mechanical Lloyd, and a couple of return Business Class tickets to any destination in the world are up for grabs. This will be in addition to the Giant Winner’s Trophy and many other juicy prizes.
Speaking about Airtel Ghana’s involvement in the competition over the years, Richard Adiase, Head of Airtel Business said “ We have been part of this prestigious tournament over the last three years as headline sponsors and we have no doubt this year’s competition will be the most exciting and rewarding for both professional and amateur golfers.
Our partnership with the Ghana Golf Association enables us to support the development of golf in Ghana and offers a platform for our Premier and Business customers to participate in the prestigious competition. This platform enables us to extend the benefits of Airtel Business’ consummate enterprise solutions to participating golfers from different sectors of the economy. The networking opportunities this competition provides is second to none and we will be there to engage and provide patrons a truly memorable experience as well as make available our suite of Communication, Connectivity and Collaborative solutions to drive their dreams and businesses”.
The tournament is supported by the following sponsors: Awake Mineral Water, City Investment Ltd, Citi Fm, Emirates, Garmin Ghana Ltd., Groupe Ideal, Holiday Inn, Huawei, Johnny Walker, KEK Insurance Brokers, Mechanical Lloyd, Mobus Ghana, Oak Plaza, Rendevour, Royal Sweet Ltd, Sahel Sahara, Samsung, Stanbic Bank, Tang Palace, TV3, Vanguard Assurance, and Waterstone Realty.
Meanwhile the Celebrity Golf and Country Club is undergoing major refurbishment on both the course and club house in anticipation of the competition.
The event will also for the first time play host to over 500 non-paying spectators who will be entertained and given lessons in rudiments of golf whilst watching golfing talents unfold in Ghana.