The Royal Golf Club, Kumasi witnessed a special golf event over the weekend to climax the Centenary celebration of the club. The 2-Day RGCK Centenary Cup (match play format) featured two teams of 24 amateur golfers from Southern Ghana clubs (Achimota, CRIG, Celebrity, Centre of the World and Bok Nam Kim) captained by Mr. Theodore Asampong and another 24 from the Northern Ghana clubs (RGCK, Obuasi, Nsuta, Tarkwa and Damang), captained led by Prof. Bernard Baiden.
The tournament started on Friday 26th November 2021 with the ceremonial tee off by His Royal Majesty Otumfuo Osei Tutu II assisted by Mr. Kwasi Attah-Antwi (RGCK Management Chairman), Mr. Peter Fiagbe (Honourary Life Member) and Brig-Gen Joseph Aphour (GOC and Honourary Member). The occasion was also witnessed by several Past Captains (Nana Akwasi Bawuah, Prince Adu Agyemang, Bill Bismark Appiah, Martin Poku and Prof. Bernard Baiden) and Presidents (Prof. John Owusu-Addo, George Boateng and Frankie Osei-Asibey) of the club. Mr. Sam K. Appiah, arguably the best golfer of the Century at the club, was also present at the ceremony.
The first day of competition comprised 12 teams in a four-ball best ball match play format. The day ended with a landslide victory of 11-01 to the Northern Team. The next and final featured 23 single matches. The first 2 matches were won by the Southern Team and that brought a lot of hope of recovery. This was however short lived as the Northern Team started winning match after match. In the end, the Northern Team won comfortably by 14½ to 8½. This brought the total scores to 25½ to 9½.
His Royal Majesty called for close collaboration between the past executives and the current management. He charged both parties to work towards the common good of the club. He also expressed his appreciation for the current excellent playing condition of the golf course. He thanked all the sponsors for their support and encouraged other corporate institutions to do same. He finally pledged his support in the efforts towards the construction of a new clubhouse that befits a 100-year-old golf club.