The Celebrity Golf Club, host of the 80 th MTN Ghana Golf Open, has launched the event with a cocktail party at the Holiday Inn Hotel in Accra.
The launch, preceding the five-day golf event, which is the biggest in the country's golf calendar, attracted some of the country's brilliant golfers like Mike Aggrey, Rene Gameli Kwame, Mona Mayers-Lamptey Captan, Margaret Owusu-Baah, Dr Felix K. Frempong, president of the Ghana Golf Association, among others.
Host club captain Perre Coussey at the launch on Tuesday evening promised an exciting golf fiesta and thanked sponsors particularly MTN, Gold Fields Ghana and Interplast for rallying behind the competition financially.
He revealed that the 90-hole event, which began on Wednesday September 19, and will end on Sunday, is expected to capture the theme of the event which is 'The spirit of the game'.
'The event is not about Celebrity, Achimota, Tafo, Damang , Bok-Nam Kim: It is about the spirit of the game, which is having fun in a healthy competition. Come let's have fun and play to support a good cause,' said Coussey.
He mentioned that the course is in its best shape (green) for the event, courtesy Interplast, one of the major sponsors.
The Chief Executive of MTN, title sponsors, Michael Ipkoki described their association with the event as an opportunity to connect to their numerous customers, saying, 'We considered sponsoring the flagship tournament as irresistible and a great opportunity to connect to our customers.
'We are passionate about this game. We have seen a lot of development in the game and we would continue to support it,' he added.
The ladies' qualifying registration began yesterday, while the pros take their turn today and begin their search for honours with a tee-off tomorrow.
The amateurs and juniors will take their turn on Saturday, which is the final day for the ladies' event. The competition will end on Sunday with tee-offs from all categories except the ladies.
By Kofi Owusu Aduonum