Ghana’s major golfing event will be held at the Damang Study course from November 25 to 28.
30 golfers drawn from many golfing clubs in Ghana along with two Ghanaians who performed in the United Kingdom Qualifiers will be competing for the coveted title in the seventh edition of the Gold Fields/PGA Championship.
For the very first time considering the fact that the event commenced in 2014, golfers competed in qualifiers thanks to the restricted slots accessible. The qualifiers, which arrived off amongst September 14 and 24 captivated around 58 professional golfers across the state.
The successful money prize sits at GHS 40,000 for the regulars and GHS 9,000 for the seniors, exact same as last year’s event. The full cash prize to be awarded is GHS 167,000.
This year’s Gold Fields/PGA Championship will not be held with the typical funfair due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Nonetheless, Alfred Baku, Govt Vice President and Head of Goldfields West Africa, certain participants of their protection during the event.
“Gold Fields has two operations a single in Tarkwa and the other at Damang the place the tournament will be performed. We have COVID-19 isolation centres at both of those functions. If anybody tests optimistic, we will rapidly get them there. We also have our clinical workers who will go to to these persons”. Mr Baku discovered in the course of Wednesday’s media briefing.
Final yr, about 14 expert golfers from Nigeria, Ivory Coastline, Togo, Zimbabwe, Senegal and Gabon competed in the event. Regrettably, Christopher Francis, the 2019 champion from Nigeria will not be in a position to protect his title due to the fact this year’s occasion is open to Ghanaian golfers only.