Accra, Nov. 12, GNA – The Ghana Golf Association, (GGA), has taken delivery of a completed Golf Academy at Achimota in Accra.
The academy, estimated at $1.5 million, which was unveiled at the Achimota Golf Course last Friday, was provided by Tullow Oil Ghana Limited.
The project seeks to deliver world class facilities and to promote the game of golf in Ghana through youth.
According to the GGA, Tullow Oil will provide technical equipment and training to two more golf clubs in the country, namely the Tema and Royal Kumasi Golf Club.
In addition, GGA and Tullow will partner to provide similar golf academies in Tema and Kumasi which will consist of driving ranges and coaching as well as training facilities.
Clement Kofi Humado, Minister of Youth and Sports, who unveiled the facility, pledged government’s support in improving the standard of the game in the country and announcing plans for selected schools to have golf as part of the physical education curricula.
“We are excited by initiatives such as these, which can only be immensely beneficial to the people of Ghana, at a time that our kids need variety and exposure in their play”. He noted.
“Golf is a sport that we have long been interested in and I am delighted that we are working with all these stakeholders to improve access in Ghana.” Dai Jones, President and General Manager of Tullow Oil Ghana.