Gold Fields Ghana Limited has presented a cheque for GH¢35,000 to Kojo Barnni, winner of the 2018 Professional Golfers Association (PGA) competition at a ceremony at the Movenpick Ambassador Hotel in Accra yesterday.
The amount was the prize money for the four-day golf competition which ended at the Damang golf course in Tarkwa last Saturday.
Barnni, who is also a staff of Gold Fields Ghana, became the first golfer to successfully defend the PGA trophy since it was introduced five years ago.
Making the presentation in the presence of other board members of the company, the Executive Vice President and head of Gold Fields West Africa , Mr Alfred Baku, said he was proud of the feat chalked up by the golfer, describing it as an effort worth celebrating.
He said Bernni displayed exceptional skill and his persistent effort in the game paid off which was evident in the handicap 9 he scored.
“Kojo works for Gold Fields and we are proud he won the tournament, the effort he put in paid off, the nine score he put in was incredible,” Mr Baku noted.
Barnni, who started his career as a caddie, expressed gratitude to the company for the gesture and later told the Daily Graphic that the victory was the beginning of bigger things to come, having previously won competitions such as the Abidjan, Gabon, Asantehene, Ghana and Tema Opens.