Tournament Of Champions
His Royal Majesty Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, on Saturday added a royal touch to the 5th GCB Bank Tournament of Champions at the Royal Golf Club in Kumasi. The Asantehene, an avid golfer performed the ceremonial Tee-Off with GCB Bank’s Board chairman Jude Arthur to usher in the shotgun 18-hole event.
The Asantehene praised the established bank for its continued support for golf in the country. The Managing Director of GCB Bank PLC Kofi Adomakoh said, “Golf is a sport, and keeps people healthy.
“A bank like GCB looks after the nation and to develop our country properly, we need healthy people. Golf is one of the sports we at GCB have decided to support.
“It is a tournament for champions, and you know GCB we are champions, we associate ourselves with excellence. It is not only a tournament for champions, but also a tournament the Otumfuo himself and Asanteman support. “We will continue to stand by our clients through these challenging times.”
Head of operations at the Royal Golf Club, Prof. Bernard K. Baiden commended GCB Bank highly for supporting the sport. He reported that the tournament continues to attract top ranked golfers every year and the 5th edition has assumed a higher dimension with the support of His Royal Majesty and the banks top hierarchy.
Scratch player Daniel Ntim finished first with a 70 net score in the 18-hole shotgun competition. The single handicapper (5) beat Felicity Okyei-Gyeabour (71) by just a stroke, who also beat George Antwi by one stroke (72). Other golfers joined the 32 champions as supporting players to make the event epochal.
The GCB Tournament of Champions is reserved for only the winners of all competitions that took place at the club in the year.
In a related competition, The GCB Golfer of The Year, Bismark Dapaah, improved from his second position last year to pick up the ultimate prize as the overall male golfer of the year, while Constance Awuni picked the ladies’ version.