Africa CEO’s are expected to feature in this year’s edition of the Head of State Invitational Golf in Kumasi.
It is anticipated to draw CEO’s from neighbouring countries, including; Togo, Ivory Coast, Nigeria and South Africa.
At the media launch, the president of Ghana Golf Association (GGA), Mike Aggrey said, the whole idea is to bring together decision makers on the continent corporate Ghana, which should lead to interaction and build or create business in the country.
Participants for this year’s event are being expanded from 95 to 150, of which 30 will be ladies.
The event is into two categories; the scratch and handicap events.
Under the ladies division; there are three prizes for the scratch event and two for the handicap event.
In the men division; five prizes are for the scratch event and three for the handicap event.
In addition, there will be prizes for visitors and juniors. In all there are 20 prizes to be given out to winners.
Last year, the event was held in Greater Accra, at the Achimota Golf Club. This year’s event will be in the Ashanti region, Kumasi, at the Royal Golf Club.
Subsequently the event would be held in the Western and Eastern regions of the country.
After this event the GGA is expected to hold a number of golf events including; the Ghana Master in August, which will be the first of its kind, and the Ghana Open in October.
The Association expects to participate in international events, including the World Junior Championship, in July, England and the World Amateur Championship to take place in Ireland in September, among others.
The event is under the sponsorship of MTN and Universal Merchant Bank (UMB).
By Joshua W. Amlanu