Ghana’s first ever Minigolf League is set to tee off this Sunday at the Marvels Sports Club at Dzorwulu in Accra.
The League, which is expected to span a period of four weeks will see participants from across the country compete for honors in two major categories.
Explaining the modalities for the competition, a Press Release signed by President of the Federation, Mr. Talal Fattal, noted that, “just like what pertains in football, the Minigolf League will feature four main stages, comprising the Group, Quarter, Semi-final and Finals”.
The Release further noted that Players will be divided into two distinct groups, namely, Singles and Doubles, made up of both men and women.
Successful Players from both the Singles and Doubles categories who are able to advance through the various stages of the competition will then face off in the final tee off which will see the crowning of champions from both sides.
At stake is a fully paid trip including free air ticket and accommodation for the overall winner to compete in the World Cup series which will take place in Europe this year. There will also be attractive prizes for the runners up in both the Singles and Doubles competitions.
The final 24 Players will also be granted the honor of representing Ghana at the World Cup Minigolf series in July.
In an interview with Mr. Talal Fattal, who sounded optimistic about the success of the League, he encouraged both patrons and the general public to give all their support to it “as we seek to grow this beautiful sports”.
Mr. Fattal also stressed that membership of the Federation was still open. He noted that interested persons may register online at www.ghanaminigolf.com.
This Sunday’s League follows a successful rehearsals and training session that organizers put together last December to afford both players and amateurs hands-on experience of the sport.
The Ghana Minigolf Federation was launched in Accra under the auspices of the Ministry of Youth and Sports. The Federation is being run by a President and four-member Executive committee.