‘Play golf’ – Tony Yeboah urges retired footballers
Tony Yeboah, popularly known as Yegoala has reached out to his fellow retired footballers to consider playing golf because of its immense benefits physically, mentally and socially.
In an exclusive interview with The Golfer Online website, the retired Ghanaian international called on other retired footballers to give golf a chance so that they can experience the many gains that come with playing on the greens.
“Golf is a fantastic game, it brings lots of benefits to the human body and is a very good form of exercise,” he said. The swings, the walk, are all forms of exercises that retired footballers can depend on to stay fit,” Yeboah further observed.
The former goal machine confessed to The Golfer Online website that he used to make fun of golf; he would mostly tease that golf is an old man’s game and was hesitant to join in the beginning. However, ever since he started playing, Tony Yeboah says he has discovered that the game is a huge activity and very ideal for people of all ages.
When we enquired from him why many people have such perceptions about golf, he maintained that they do so because it’s usually hard to explain to someone about golf because of the rules and other technical details associated with the game. Recounting the many benefits that he has personally enjoyed from playing golf, Yegoala who is considered one of the most prominent and prolific goal scorers in Ghanaian and African football history, said that playing golf has helped him to stay in shape, enhanced his business success and has exposed him to some of the most influential and prominent people in Ghanaian society.
“The golf society is different, it’s a first-class society,” he stated in a rallying call on other retired footballers to join the golfing fraternity.
Tony Yeboah who made his name by scoring avalanche of goals whilst playing for Eintracht Frankfurt in Germany and later Leeds United in England, owns the Yegoala hotel in Kumasi and mostly offers amazing discounts to golfers during major tournaments in the Garden City.
Meanwhile, Tony is hopeful to win in the Men Division of the 2018 Stanbic – Otumfuo Invitational Golf Tournament which rounds off later today at the Royal Golf Club in Kumasi. The two-time Asantehene Golf winner is confident that his putting accuracy will boost his chances for a win after he birdied hole 10 on Saturday.
The Golfer Online