Gambia Open golf tournament underway

Friday, February 22, 2019

The 2019 Gambia Golf Association (GGA) Open golf tournament yesterday, kicked-off at the Fajara golf course. The 10th edition of The Gambia Open brought together golfers from Gambia, Senegal, England and Sweden. The professional golfer will play three rounds before a winner will be named.

Speaking to journalist shortly after the draws held at Dandimayo hotel on Wednesday, Alhaji Drammeh, a Gambian professional golfer said every national golfer will like to be crown champion at the end of the tournament.

He pointed out that all golfers have their moments and has to make use of it when it present itself, noting that as senior professionals, they are under no pressure as the game is never finished until the end.

Drammeh highlighted that all Gambian golfers are ready for the championship as they have been practicing for months.

Amadou Manneh, a Gambian professional golfer based in UK said he has not played on The Gambia golf course for nearly fifteen years but still have the professional experience and is fully ready to have a good tournament.

Bakary Samateh, first Gambian professional golfer now based in Senegal observed that the tournament is well-organised.

Abdul Waan, a Senegalese professional golfer said they will win the championship, saying that they will not make it easy for Gambians.

Edi Jammeh, also a Gambian professional golfer said pressure is part of the game but depends on how one handles it. Skinny, as he is fondly called remarked that without pain, there will be no gain and as such he is ready to give it all for the tournament.

Dodou Kassama, defending champion of the tournament appealed to sponsors to support the championship. Campo, as he is called by friends, lifted the last two editions of the tournament. 

Author: Cherno Omar Bobb