Celebrity loses 61/2 – 71/2 to Royal Golf in a Special Match Play at Celebrity Golf Club
It was a morning of friendship and competitiveness as 14 pairs and golfers from Celebrity and Royal Golf teed off in a special match play competition on Sunday 2nd September 2018.
A contingent of Golfers from Royal Golf had travelled to Celebrity Golf Club to take part in the Turkish Airlines World Golf Cup Qualifier on Saturday 1st September and decided to use their time there to initiate an inter-club match play competition.
The initiative is expected to establish a reciprocal green fees arrangement between the clubs.
Golfers from both club, who had put down their names for the event turned out and had breakfast together from 7am to 8am courtesy the host.
The pairing was done by both leaders nominating players. Pairing was based on matching handicaps as close as possible to ensure level playing field. The competition proceeded in a shotgun format at 8:45am to enable golfers from RGCK travel back in good time.
The Celebrity team was led by Victor Oyango (9) and included Akwasi Poku (6), Mark Pervert (13), Franky Botha (14), Stephan (8), Aziz Amankwa (15), John Coblavie (16) Ozwald Amuzu (16), Hans Veckert (18), Brian Cox (19), Choo Peng Wee (20) Modecai Quarshie (22), David Renner (23) and Isaac Amoako.
The RGCK team had Bernard Baiden (10) as the leader with Awudu Holler (Pro), Maxwell Owusu-Bonsu (Pro-Trainee), Daniel Ntim (4), Isaac Simpson (7), Samuel Frimpong (10), Kwaku Okyere (10), Ernest Kojo Bonsu (15), Mark Asiamah (20), Jacob Plange Rhule (22), Richmond Aboagye (24), Betty Bonsu (36) and youngsters Francis (13) and Kwaku Duah (15) as members.
Results started trickling in as early as 12noon and it was clear from the onset that it was going to be very close. By 1pm all the results had been collated and the host, Celebrity Golf Club lost narrowly to Royal Golf Club.
1 match was halved and RGCK won 7 as against 6 by Celebrity. The atmosphere was more of friendship than otherwise. A return match is expected as soon as plans are concretized by both clubs. As a mark of courtesy, golfers from RGCK were served lunch after the ladies before the golfers from the host club took their turn.
Source: Prof. Bernard Baiden
Royal Golf Club