Following a successful second edition at the Achimota Golf Club on Friday March 2, the Nxt Gen Group is planning to invite amateur golfers from the UK and USA in the next Hackers Tournament.
This year, the Hackers Golf Tournament saw over 60 Nigerian golfers taking part but it was Michael Agbodzah, playing off handicap 28, who emerged tops after recording 66 net beating off competition from over 160 golfers. Isaac Asante (71) beat Michael Darko (75) by four strokes to finish second.
The Hackers Tournament is a Nxt Gen Group event meant for beginners who want to be golfers where members of Nxt Gen invite friends, family and business executives to play golf, have fun and network.
Captain of the Next Gent group Michael Darko speaking exclusively to Starr FM Sports said “the objective of the group is to provide platform for young businessmen in Ghana and globally who are passionate about golf.
“We are up to about 20 members. We have Nigeria here and we want to bring people from UK and the USA.
“We look forward to growing the numbers and we want to grow the membership of Achimota Golf Club. We want more young people to join the club,” he added.
Michael Darko also confirmed that “proceeds from this year’s tournament will be donated to a charity home called Asaid Foundation in Gomoa in the Central Region.”
The well-patronized competition received sponsorship support from Cal Bank, First Atlantic Bank, Unibank, NSIA, Hollard, Star Assurance, Ace Medical Insurance, Signature Resort, Kwese TV, Direct Savings and Loans, 3SIL, Continental Tyres and Hennessy.
The Next Generation Group is made up of Ben Barth, Kofi Agyei, Ofori Boateng, Ben Adu-Owusu, Eric Appiah, Kojo Ansah, Kwaku Ofosuhene, Yaw Yeboah, Kwadwo Ampomah, John Aidoo, Isaac Asante, Nii Odotei, Muyiwa Oluseyi and Michael Darko.
By Philip Otuo