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Poku, Vetsch Clinch Ecobank Golf

Daily Guide
31 May 2011 | Golf
Poku in a hand shake with JS Addo
Poku in a hand shake with JS Addo

Some of the country's middle-aged golfers last Saturday morning defied the heavy downpour to participate in the annual Ecobank Chairman Seniors Golf tourney at the Achimota Golf Club.

Astute businessman Martin Poku finished first in the men's 55-years and above category after recording a 34 gross score. Ron Pinkings and Y. Assah-Sam followed with 34 gross and 31 to occupy  the second and third positions respectively.

And for their brilliant display, they took home crystal-like trophies and branded Ecobank souvenirs.

The lady's event saw  Beatrice Vetsch-Bempong recording a 30 gross score ahead of Nana Bema-Tackie and famous Ama Morgan, who recorded 29 and 28 scores in that sequence.

It was the men from Tema who dominated the men's 45 to 54 years category. E.T. Mensah, playing on a single handicap of seven, returned a 39 gross score. His  fellow and the former club captain Leonard Kwaku Okyere  beat ex-Achimota club captain Mike Aggrey on count back with a 28 gross score.


Female golf ace, Mona Myers-Lamptey , with a single handicap of seven, won the lady's 45 to 54-years supporting  event with a 27 gross score. Light skinned Margaret  Anderson finished second  with 26 gross score, while Gambrah Sampene placed third with a gross score of 18.

The chairman of Ecobank  Van Lare Dosoo suggested that the competition's name-Ecobank Chairman Seniors  Golf tourney should be reverted to 'J.S. Addo championship'.

He presented ¢5,000 cash to the club for its upkeep, and promised his company's continued support.

Club captain, Rene Gameli-Kwame thanked the sponsors, Ecobank , for its support and urged the senior player to encourage the youth to take up the sport.

By Kofi Owusu Aduonum

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