47 year-old Golfer and member of the Achimota Golf Club, Alain Vignard, last Sunday beat competition from 24 strong contenders to emerge the overall winner of the maiden edition of the Ghana Minigolf League which took place at the Marvels Sports Club in Accra.
The Golfer, scored 44-points in the final round of the eighteen-hole competition to become the winner.
Mr. Vignard, who was presented with a championship trophy, will as part of the prize package, also receive a fully paid trip to represent Ghana at the World Minigolf series to be held in Croatia this year.
Following in the second position was Businessman, Ibrahim Usmaba, while Augustine Hohoayi, also earned the Lowest Score of 40 for the Singles. They both received trophies along with Doubles competition winners and Runner up.
The well attended event, which burned with lot of fun and excitement, was also graced by two high profile personalities; Mr. Aho Pasi, Sports Director, World Minigolf Sports Federation and Mr. Wycliffe Ngoya, President, Africa Minigolf Federation/Kenya Minigolf Federation.
“I am particularly highly impressed that Ghana, with a rather teething Minigolf sport industry, has braced the odds to achieve this historic feat by being the first country in Africa to organize a Minigolf League. This accomplishment alone is sufficient testimony to the bright future that lies ahead for the development of Minigolf in Ghana and Africa. I’m also happy to announce that the first Africa minigolf championships, will be held in Accra next year”, said Mr. Pasi.
Mr. Ngoya, congratulated executives of the Ghana Minigolf Federation, organizers of the League, for putting together what he described as a “beautiful league” and commended its President, Mr. Talal Fattal, for being a brave visionary and an inspiration to Africa Minigolf.
An elated Mr. Talal Fattal on his part, thanked all the League’s participants, as well as its various patrons and partners, including owner of the Marvels Sports Club, Mr. Edward Villars, for being part of the beginning of a ‘promising Minigolf story” in the country.
“With what we have all witnessed here today, I can tell you that Minigolf, will become a shining star of Ghana sports”, said Mr. Fattal.
Mr. Fattal also hinted that the Federation had plans to organize many more events including corporate leagues, schools’ competitions, and other tournaments, all geared towards the development of the sport.