All is set for the Africa Greek Week 2020 Spinal Awareness Open Golf Championship scheduled for Saturday, May 23, at the Celebrity Golf Course at Sakumono, near Tema.
About 150 golfers are expected to participate in the one-day 18 Hole Stable-ford event. The event, which is played in accordance with the regulations of the world's golf governing body, has Handicap 18 as the entry requirement. The Spinal Awareness Golf Classic is an avenue to shed some light on promoting the importance of taking care of your spine and nervous system through Chiropractic and a healthy lifestyle.
The organizers have lined up many great prizes for deserving winners in all the categories.
Among the cooperative sponsors are Kustom Looks, Remy Martin, Stallion, Smoothys, Allianz, Imperial Peking Chinese Restaurant, The Golfer Online and Central Hotel.
Africa Greek Week 2019 saw the rebirth of Spinal Awareness Golf Classic at the Celebrity Golf Course in Sakumono. The event, which was hosted by Spinal Clinic Limited, featured over 120 golfers from Ghana, USA and other parts of the world. Spinal Clinic Limited began the charity event in 2009, and after a hiatus of a few years, it relaunched the tournament this year in conjunction with African Greek Week to educate the general public on the importance of the spine in everyday health.
The Founder and CEO of Spinal Clinic Limited, and fellow Greek, Dr. Bryan Cox, gave a health talk and explained that the event will continue every year to help bring awareness to the spine and health issues as part of his NGO (Chiropractic Around the World).
Participants enjoyed stretches from the clinic staff while the winners received prizes such as trophies, gift baskets, cell phones, dinner vouchers, hotel vouchers, the coveted Championship Blazer and many more.
When the day glided to a close, Thompson Kobladzei surged ahead in the Mens Group A for a defining victory and also earned the Championship Orange Blazer. Thompson closed with 39 points after edging out second position, Yang Fuhai who finished at 37 points.
Charles Asante ended the day at 36 points for the third place while Theodore Asampong carded 35 points for the fourth place with Francis Akwasi Opoku at the same 35 points but was separated on countback for the fifth position.
In the Mens Group B, Forster Siedu delivered 42 points to clinch the first spot while Nash Antwi stayed four points away to finish second at 38 points. Abed N. Botchway recorded 37 points for the third place and Benigno Mimis returned the same 37 points but was separated on countback for the fourth place.
In the Ladies Group A, Mercy Werner was the diamond on the course when she closed her campaign at 38 points; two points ahead of her closest contender, Bernice Esi Dzitowoko who completed the day at 36 points. Leticia Amponsah-Mensah stayed in the mix for third place with 34 points while Floria Hurtubise finished at 33 points for the fourth spot.
Meanwhile, Gladys Awuni maintained her poise to finish atop the Ladies Group B with 32 points. Alberta Lomofio followed in the second position at 30 points while Vastie Amoafo-Yeboah ended at 29 points for the third position.
In the Seniors’ Group, Philippe Ayivor worked the greens to close at 39 points for the first position while Joseph Dadson finished in the second place spot with 34 points.
Helen Appah won in the Ladies Senior Group with an impressive 36 points. A wonderful time was had by all as they filled up on great food and Remy Martin throughout the day!