Sports News of Friday, 10 May perhaps 2019
Resource: Vodafone Ghana
You can find always a thing exclusive about the formal tee-off that characterises the Asantehene Golfing Open Championship in Kumasi.
Apart from it currently being the most expected ceremony during the golf occasion, it is also the most heavily patronised. Ordinarily most functions kick-off with the official opening just before the essential competitions start out.
Not the Vodafone Asantehene Golfing Championship it takes a distinct change.
The tee-off will usually commence two days just after the commencement of the championship, and it ordinarily happens early in the morning before 7am. The King’s outfit will usually insist that it is done early for the king to get back again to the palace in time for other matters of state great importance.
In the very last three years because Vodafone came aboard as title sponsor, the Asantehene has never failed to impress with his demanding adherence to time and his displays on the study course.
A 12 months ago, but for a well timed intervention, the author of this short article would have been comprehensively humiliated and perhaps, reprimanded for turning up late. This year was no unique. By 6.30am on Friday May possibly 10th, the sirens and fleet of vehicles that generally accompany the Asantehene, were being already at the Kumasi Royal Golf Club. Professor Baiden and Chairman Atta-Antwi hurriedly built their way to the entrance to fulfill the King. He was then led to the golfing course in the corporation of Vodafone’s new Chief Executive, Patricia Obo-Nai and Exterior Affairs Director, Gayheart Mensah, to get started the ceremony.
1st was the hoisting of flags to herald the opening of the party just after which arrived a uncommon cake-slicing ceremony in commemoration of the King’s birthday. Then the hostilities began. Normally the King will play a temporary round of golfing with the Vodafone CEO to spotlight the partnership. About the last two a long time, former Vodafone CEO, Yolanda Cuba was an ever-current playing spouse. This time spherical, new CEO Patricia Obo-Nai was the centre of attention and she was eager to go at full throttle.
It was an unbelievable spectacle to behold as the two slugged it out to the delight and admiration of the mammoth group. Otumfuo asserted his authority early on hitting the ball with his attribute poise and fashion. His hits have been effectively-timed and beautifully in tune with the golf club. Patricia, a newcomer to golf, commenced bit by bit on the other hand, as the video game wore on, she received into her groove and begun hitting with aplomb and to loud applauses from the onlooking group. To Patricia’s credit history, she exhibited no hesitation there had been no jitters she appeared in handle and that could possibly have accounted for her sterling exhibit sooner or later.
The crowd that accompanied the two as they played together with Royal Golfing Club Chairman, Atta Antwi, integrated Athletics Minister Isaac Asiamah, Prof. Baiden from the Royal Golfing club, Senior Executives from the sponsoring corporations which include Vodafone, CAL Financial institution, Stella Artois, SIC and a area of the golfers taking part in the championship.
Once again, Vodafone has staged a championship in good shape for a king a single that he really delights in. On the other hand, it also offered the ideal platform for new CEO Patricia Obo-Nai to endear herself to the external community and what a way to report for responsibility.