Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu II this morning did the ceremonial tee-off of the 60th Asantehene Open Golf Championship with the Managing Director of Vodafone Ghana Yolanda Zoleka Cuba and Kwasi Atta-Antwi at the Royal Golf Club in Kumasi after a colourful opening flag hoisting ceremony.
The four day 72-hole event has attracted top amateur and professional golfers across the country and beyond. Other high powered dignitaries present were the Sports Minister Isaac Asiamah and the Ashanti Regional Minister, Simon Osei Mensah
The Championship got underway after the ceremonial tee-off with the professionals and scratch players (Men) starting the competition and will play for the next four days.
On Friday, the Support (men and women) players will take their turn and this will be crowned with a cocktail at the Royal Golf Club that evening.
The peak of the competition will be on Saturday when the Handicap (Men & Ladies) and Scratch (Ladies) players join the Professional and Scratch (men) players.
The day will be crowned with a special dinner dance hosted by His Majesty for golfers and sponsors at Manhyia Palace with attendance strictly by invitation and compliance with dress code.
The final day of the championship will be on Sunday followed later in the afternoon by the presentation of prizes, closing ceremony and lowering of flag.
Ahead of the tournament, Senior Executive Team of Vodafone Ghana, led by CEO, Yolanda Zoleka Cuba, called on the Asantehene, at the Manhyia Palace in Kumasi to officially inform the King about the company’s headline sponsorship of the 60th Asantehene Open Golf Championship.
The Asantehene Open Golf championship is an annual golf tournament organised by the Royal Golf Club in Kumasi in honour of their Patron and King of the Asante Kingdom, Otumfou Osei Tutu II.
Source: Ghana/Ultimatefmonline.com/106.9FM/Benjamin Yamoah