All SET FOR COCA-COLA OPEN AFRICA MINIGOLF CHAMPIONHIP

All is set for the commencement of the 2018 Coca-Cola Open African Minigolf Championship slated for 25th to 29th July 2018.

An estimated 200 minigolfers from 16 different countries will slug it out at the Sports City Arena for the ultimate prize.

Over the weekend, the minigolfers finalised their preparations for the tournament. Over 80 players present at the Sports City Arena improved their skills around the obstacles of the brand new 18-hole Minigolf championship course.

There was also a meeting between the General Secretary of Africa Minigolf Federation Mr Talal Fattal and the African players. He took them through rules and guidelines which was followed by fruitful Q&A on the championships.

The World Minigolf Federation team have arrived in Accra and will be represented by Mr Pasi Aho who will be the tournament’s director and will stand in for World MiniGolf Federation president at the opening, closing and award ceremonies.

It’s worth mentioning that the foundation of minigolf kidz represented by its ambassador Mrs Alice Kobisc, has also arrived in Ghana and will be launching a completed borehole project at Ofankor township on Wed July 25th in a colourful ribbon cutting ceremony with chiefs and elders of the community.

Testing of the minigolf digital mobile scoring Wifi live system is ongoing, as it’s the first time this advanced technology is being used in Africa golf scoring system.

Most of the African minigolf players have arrived and as at now 90 out of the 100 senior players are in, with the 50 youth Ghanaian players also gearing up for their Coca-Cola Knockout Cup competition slated for Sunday, July 29th.

Rehearsals have also been completed for the Coca-Cola African entertainment night variety show of music by Ackah blah band, dance acrobat, stand-up comedy & exclusive fashion show by Elikem “The Tailor.”

The African Minigolf Championships is brought to you by GMF, coca cola, in support with MTN, Telefonika and the Major Series of Putting (MSOP)U.S.A.

 

The African Minigolf Championships is brought to you by GMF, Coca Cola, in support with MTN, Telefonika and the Major Series of Putting (MSOP) U.S.A.

 

COUNTDOWN BEGINS FOR OPEN AFRICA MINIGOLF CHAMPIONSHIP

Training continued this past weekend at the Sports City Arena at Ridge with attendance of over 80 minigolfers who improved their skills around the obstacles of the brand new 18-hole Minigolf championship course.

There was also a meeting with Secretary General of Africa Minigolf Federation Mr. Talal Fattal with the African players on OAMC rules & guidelines which was followed by fruitful Q&A on the Minigolf championships.

The schedule for OAMC was also released indicating final training days will be Tuesday & Wed July 24-25th with Tee off of the tournament on Friday July 27th at 9am and attention highlighted for prompt punctual start of each player round, that in default, will attract penalties or disqualification.

The World Minigolf Federation team have arrived in Accra and will be represented by Mr. Pasi Aho who will be the tournament director and will stand in for WMF president at the opening, closing & award ceremonies.

It’s worthy to mention that the foundation of MiniGolf Kidz represented by its ambassador Mrs. Alice Kobisc, has also arrived in Ghana and will be launching a completed borehole project at Ofankor township on Wed July 25th in a colorful ribbon cutting ceremony with chiefs and elders of the community.

Testing of the minigolf digital mobile scoring Wifi live system is ongoing; it’s the first time this advanced technology is being used in Africa golf scoring system. Most of the African minigolf players have arrived and as at now 90 out of the 100 senior players are in, with the 50 youth Ghanaian players also gearing up for their Coca-Cola Knockout Cup competition slated for Sunday July 29th.

Rehearsals have also been completed for the Coca-Cola African entertainment night variety show of music by the Ackah Blah band, dance acrobat, stand-up comedy & exclusive fashion show by Elikem “The Tailor.”

200 FOR COCA-COLA OPEN AFRICA MINIGOLF CHAMPIOPNSHIP

An estimated 200 players from 16 African countries have registered to participate in the 2018 Coca-Cola Open African Minigolf Championships, which comes off at the Sports City Arena in Accra from July 25 to 29.

Players from Ghana and countries such as Angola, Benin, Burkina Faso, Chad, Central African Republic, Congo, Cote d’Ivoire, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Sudan and Togo will compete for prizes and the enviable title of Africa’s best individual and mixed pair minigolfers.

 

The five-day competition takes place at Sports City Arena (formerly MTN Soccer Academy House) at Ridge and is being organised by the Ghana Minigolf Federation and with endorsement by the World Minigolf Federation.

At the launch of the competition at the weekend, the Minister for Youth and Sports, Isaac Asiamah, said he was hopeful that the maiden Coca-Cola Open African Minigolf Championships would provide a springboard for the rapid growth of the sport in the country.

He said the ministry was ready to partner the Ghana Minigolf Federation and its president, Talal Fattal, to construct minigolf courses across the country in line with the government’s policy to develop sporting infrastructure to boost the growth and promotion of sports in Ghana.

For the minister, minigolf was not only a welcome addition to the nation’s sporting calendar but also provided many economic and social benefits, including its ability to help active players such as schoolchildren to improve their concentration, geometry and problem-solving skills.

“My ministry is ready to partner the Ghana Minigolf Federation to ensure greater penetration of the sport in the country, to ensure that each region gets such a facility to promote sports,” Asiamah said at the programme attended by dignitaries including Dr Emmanuel Owusu-Ansah (technical adviser to the minister), Mike Aggrey, president of Ghana Golf Association; Yaw Konadu of the Ghana Deaf Minigolf Association and Ibrahima Kaba of the Francophone association in Ghana.

GMF president, Talal Fattal, revealed that four automatic slots would be at stake at the Ghana competition for winners to compete for the $50,000 winning purse at the MSOP World Team Minigolf Finals on October 27 in Las Vagas, USA.

The Championship will be played in two strokes (individual stroke and mixed pairs stroke) for both males and females segments in the Youth (nine to 16 years) and General Class (17 – 65 years).

Both male and female players will compete over two days in five rounds of 18-hole Minigolf with the final 16 best score players competing again on Saturday, July 28 to decide the ultimate winners.

The Knockout Cup comes off on Sunday, July 29th and will feature the best 32 players from the championships who will compete for the trophy at stake.