The President of the Ghana Golf Association (GGA) Mike Aggrey has said the 2017 Youth Golf Championship would be a platform to select the best five (5) to form the national youth team.
He said just like the top golfer for the championship produced a representative for the country last year, they are optimistic that this year will not be an exception.
The event is scheduled to take place at Nsuta on April 22, 2017 and in answering why that location, Mr. Aggrey said,'' the choice of Nsuta was strategic and the youth tournament in the Western Region is well developed and ''we felt that we should take it to them so they can participate in their numbers.
He expressed strong optimism that another event could be organized because ‘’we have made preparations for another one which is likely to be staged in Accra.’’
He revealed, about 47 youth golfers with good handicap are expected to participate in the one day 18 hole event.
‘’This is not just any 47 youth golfers as use to witness in Ashanti Hemaa’s Ecobank event but players with appreciable handicaps. It is a handicap tournament and expected to be a keenly contested game and it must involves such caliber.
The charismatic golf buff, who has youth golf development dear to his heart since he took over the presidency of the association also hinted that, his outfit will also organised flagship championships like head of state invitational in June, Ghana Masters open in July, Ghana open in September, Seniors open in November and Ghana Golf awards will be in first week in December 2017.
In throwing more light into first ever Ghana Masters open championship sated for July, he explained, everyone who won any tournament including monthly medals and a runner-up, is qualified to play the masters.