Golf | Other Sports

Tigo Tema Golf Open Underway

The highly anticipated Tigo Tema Golf Open has finally started at the Tema Golf Club, as it enters it decade of unparalleled success since Tigo got onboard in 1992.

A statement from Tigo said both the professional and amateur tournaments, took off on 28th August, 2012 at the Tema Golf Club, and would end on 2nd September, 2012.

The professional event of 72 Holes ends today, Friday 31st August, 2012, whiles the amateur event ends Sunday, 2nd September, 2012.

“Players who are 18 years and below and handicapped, qualify to play in the main event but will play off 14 holes while handicapped golfers who are between the ages of 19 to 28 years will have an 18-hole play in the Special Group,” the statement said.

It said all competitors are to report to the official starter not later than 5 minutes before the starting time, adding that in the event of a player reporting later than the stipulated time but within 5 minutes of his starting time and ready to play, the player shall incur a penalty of 2 strokes.

“A competitor shall incur outright disqualification if his or her group has completed Hole 1 by the time he/she reports,” the statement said.

Commenting on the tournament, Tenu Awoonor, Head of Marketing said, “Tigo is delighted to continue its decade old partnership with the Tema Golf open, which brings together most of Ghana’s corporate bodies and treats them to a fun weekend to network, socialize and play golf with likeminded people”.

He said the tournament would also serve as a good platform for all to experience the Tigo brand through the power of sports.

Tenu Awoonor also encouraged all Golf lovers, both professionals and amateurs, to partake in the Tigo Tema Golf Open and stand the chance of winning prizes worth GHC20, 000.

The Tigo Tema Golf Open gained prominence when the premier telecommunications giant entered into a partnership with the Tema Golf Club in 1992.