With Kofi O. Aduonum
Diamond Jubilee captain, Mike Aggrey of the Achimota Golf Club crowned his successful reign in style, when he towered above all in the 4th Nana Wereko Ampen II Golf competition at the golf club last Monday.
Recording the best score of the day in the gun short format 18-hole competition, Mr. Aggrey, playing on handicap 12, recorded 41 stable ford points to lift the ultimate silverware. His feat, thus improves his handicap, and will now be playing on handicap 10.7.
He received two giant trophies and a souvenir donated by the sponsors (the late Nana Wereko Ampem’s family) of the well patronized and organized competition.
B. Owusu Akyew, playing on handicap 23, placed second recording stable ford points of 39, beating 12-year-old Daniel List on count back.
B. Ernie, 38 points, B. Ayivor 38 points, Frimpong Tekorang 36 points and Eric Asare followed in that order.
It was evergreen Mona Myers Lamptey that reigned supreme in the ladies category, playing on handicap 7, and will now be playing on a new handicap of 6, recorded a 40 stable ford point to lift the ultimate trophy.
Esther Amedzro 35 stable ford points, Suzy Abaloo Kumassah 35 points, Peace Akwei 33 points, Margaret Owusu -Baah 30 points and famous Ama Morgan 28 points, placed second, third, fourth fifth and sixth respectively.
The pros category top most prize went to Emos Koblah and Patrick Nukunu after recording a tie gross score of 73. Anthony Gbenyo finished second with 71 points, while Godwin Sai picked the third prize after recording a 68gross score. The four winners took home special cash prizes for their efforts.
Nana Ata Nyamekye, 13 stable ford points grabbed the men’s seniors 9-holers event with G. Asamoah Wilson emerging tops in the ladies category.
The auxiliary prizes went to Margaret Owusu-Baah (Longest Drive) in the ladies event, while Vincent Coffie won the men’s category. Mona won a personal second in the ladies’ closest to-the-pin with Teye Mantey winning the men’s category.
Club captain Mr. Aggrey and the President of the club, Capt. Rtd. Kojo Butah, in separate words praised the sponsors of the tourney, Nana Wreko Ampem II family, especially the wife, Leticia Omaboe, for their continued support, and appealed that they do more in the coming years.
The Akyenpem hene of Amonokrom, Nana Nortey Omaboe, expressed profound thanks to the golfers for honouring the invitation, and pledged the Omaboe family’s continued support for the competition.
The Akyempem hene presented a boogey, an equipment designed for the Course, on behalf of the late Oyeeman to the Club. Prez. Butah thanked the donors for the gesture and promised to put it to good use.