Madam Cathy Afeku poses with Okyenhene and ladies Scratch second-placed winner Mona Captan Lamptey
Tourism Minister Catherine Afeku has challenged members of the golfing fraternity to make the sport more sexy.
And by that statement, she meant the leadership of the various golf Clubs in the country must make conscious effort to rope in the younger folks, particularly ladies as members.
She told golfers in the recently-held maiden Head of State Invitational golf tourney at the Achimota Golf Club that getting young ladies on board will make the sport more popular and appeal to the youth.
“Make golf more sexy, encourage the youth, particularly the ladies to play, that will certainly make it more popular in this part of our world.
“I am impressed with the large attendance and from what I have seen here, it is a top notch game, no doubt but make it more appealing to the youth by engaging them.”
Ghana Golf Association (GGA) president Mike Aggrey gave an assurance saying, “The GGA has a keen interest in growing the game of golf and also creating the awareness that the game of golf is environmentally friendly, promotes good health and is a unifying sport.
“Golf as a sport is self refereeing and has the basic tenets of integrity, discipline and team work as its cornerstone. In this vein, the game promotes and develops the youth as good future leaders in the community, and we fully support this.”
He added that golf all over the world has been used to foster business relations and high decision making, and has been known to have world leaders take it as a sport to enhance their governance.
The shot-gun play, which drew golfers across the country, was part of activities marking the Ghana @ 60 Years on anniversary celebrations as well as was in honour of president Akufo-Addo.
By Kofi Owusu Aduonum