Ayesu, Hurtubise win GCB 70th anniversary golf tournament
Philip Ayesu became the surprise winner of the GC B 70th anniversary golf tournament played at the Achimota Golf Club last Saturday.
Playing with a handicap of 12, the golfer recorded a net score of 44 points to claim the enviable title ahead of Ayoub Ghandour who returned a net score of 36 points with a handicap of five.
Likewise, in the ladies’ category, Floria Hurtubise, demonstrated she was a strong force in the game when she returned a net score of 39 points with a handicap of 12 to win the event.
Surprisingly, Hurtubise who was highly tipped to win the ladies event lived by her pre-competition hype as she took each stroke with seriousness on the course until her final put into the hole.
With a very focused attitude on the course, Georgina Andoh displayed some determination towards the ultimate trophy but her final score of 37 points with a handicap of 12 left her trailing behind the eventual winner, Hurtubise.
Emmanuel Odartey Lamptey, GCB Bank’s deputy Managing Director of Operations said activities such as health walk and screening had been undertaking to mark the anniversary.
He explained that the rational for organising the golf tournament was to meet and network with clients and key stakeholders and added that golf was chosen because of shared qualities between the game and the bank.
“The game of golf is about resilience and for the past 7 decades, GCB has demonstrated remarkable resilience.
Adjoba Kyiamah, the Executive Director of the UK-Ghana Chamber of Commerce (UKGCC), said UKGCC was pleased to partner GCB in the organisation of the event.
“At the UKGCC, we offer a platform for companies to network and build connections for business growth and success. Sports, and especially golf, which brings people together, is the ideal platform to facilitate this endeavour.
We were, therefore, happy to do this together with GCB Bank PLC, a platinum member of the UKGCC, and support the celebration of a proud Ghanaian institution”, she said.