A record 167 golfers from across the country participated in the 2021 edition of the CalBank Open Golf Championships, which concluded on Saturday 18th September, 2021 at the Achimota Golf Course.
The number is a significant increase from last year’s, when 152 golfers participated in the event, indicating a positive growth trajectory for the competition which is fast becoming the most prestigious competition in the golf calendar in Ghana.
The Ghanaian-owned bank organised the event as part of its annual strategy of empowering both professional and amateurs in the golf fraternity.
Some of the finest golfers from all the Golf Clubs in the country participated in the 18-hole competition.
“This year’s event has been very special and the numbers have been huge. It tells you the sort of value that people place on this tournament and on CAL Bank also,” Philip Owiredu, Managing Director of CAL Bank said of this year’s competition.
“Our vision is to make this competition the biggest golf competition in this country and we hope that in the future, we will have several other players from within the sub-region coming in to play with us.”
This year’s competition was special with the addition of a Suzuki vehicle as prize for any golfer that made a hole-in-one. The car was provided by CFAO Ghana.
In the end, no golfer made the hole-in-one and the car remains unclaimed.
Yao Dogbe emerged the overall winner of the men’s category with a gross score of 67, while Cynthia Nyantakyi emerged overall winner of the women’s category with a gross score of 83.
Men’s Group A
1st Charles Darkwah (HCP 10, Gross 77, Net 67)
2nd Yao Dogbe (HCP 0, Gross 67, Net 67)
3rd Daniel Asomeni (HCP 5, Gross 72, Net 67)
Women’s Group A
1st Cynthia Nyantakyi (HCP 12, Gross 83, Net 71)
2nd Christine Furler (HCP 15, Gross 87, Net72)
3rd Mercy Werner (HCP 11, Gross 84, Net 73)
Men’s Group B
1st Michael Y. Agbodzah (HCP 20, Gross 84, Net 64)
2nd Dr. Nana Adutwum Mensah (HCP 24, Gross 91, Net 67)
3rd Ricus Turblanche (HCP 16, Gross 84, Net 68)
Women’s Group B
1st Patricia Adusei-Poku (HCP 32, Gross 102, Net 70)
2nd Kunadu Agyemang (HCP 33, Gross 104, Net 71)
3rd Lu Thi Kim Thao (HCP 23, Gross 94, Net 71)
Closest to the pin (Ladies)
Kim Thao Jeffcott
Closest to the pin (men)
Longest Drive (men)
Longest Drive (women)
1st Emos Korblah
2nd EK Osei
3rd L.A. Ayisaah
The Frank Adu Jr Prizes, instituted in honor of the banks former Managing Director, went to Yaw Barnafo (male) and Belinda Oppong (female)