Frank Gyasi and Nana Yaw Kaitoo win Founder’s Day Greensome Medal as Michael Eshun takes the CalBank 9-hole Special.
Frank Gyasi and Nana Yaw Kaitoo stormed through a field of 36 golfers and returned a combined net score of 72, off handicap 19, to win in the third of the series of Greensome competitions at the Royal Golf Club, Kumasi sponsored by golfers at the club.
The format of scoring for the competition was medal while play was based on shotgun. Kwabena Poku and Margaret Oduro returned a combined net score of 76 (handicap 9) to beat Maxwell Owusu-Bonsu and Mark Asiamah (handicap 8) on countback.
Greensome is fast gaining grounds at the Royal Golf Club as golfers continue to sponsor the event as a means of getting to know each other better.
Winners of the event voluntarily agree to sponsor the next event and the third of such was held today, 21st September 2018 to ensure continuity of the event.
Bernard Baiden and George Ackorful, winners of the last Greensome on stableford format, had a busy day on the golf course as they managed a combined net score of 97 off handicap 17.
In a related event, staff of CalBank who are currently training at the club, battled it out over 9-holes with their Professional coaches as partners.
Michael Eshun, playing with James Larry (Pro) returned a combined gross score of 52 to win the day.
Derek Nyarko and Effah Poku (Pro) came second with a gross score of 54 followed by Audrey Agyekum and Paul Nyarko (Pro) with 56.
The club intends to shift its focus from Greensome to Partners (combined net score) competition on Saturday 10th November 2018.
A number of golfers have expressed interest in sponsoring the non-handicap qualifier event. The Management of the club believes that the development is good and would be encouraged.
Arrangements are also advanced to play Obuasi Golf Club on Match Play. All these are aimed at exposing golfers to different formats of play in addition to improving relationships among golfers.
Source: Prof. Bernard Baiden, Royal Golf Club, Kumasi