Pros prepare for Independence tourney, Open de Senegal

Friday, May 08, 2015
The Gambia Golf Association (GGA) professional golfers are gearing up for Gambia’s golden jubilee (50 years) Independence Anniversary golf tournament set to take place on 16 and 17 May 2015 at the Fajara Golf Course.

They are also preparing for the Open de Senegal due to take place from 2 to 7 June 2015.

Speaking to this reporter, Pa Famara Jatta, vice-captain of GGA professional golfers, said the professional category of the Independence Anniversary competition is sponsored by Fajara Club Captain.

The Open de Senegal will be the first of its kind this year in terms of prizes, he added, saying 11 professional golfers and a couple of GGA Amateur golfers intend to leave for Dakar on 28 May 2015.

He therefore appealed to companies and individuals for them to better prepare for the tournament as well as raise the nation’s flag high in the competition.

Golf in The Gambia is improving thanks to the efforts of GGA and Fajara Club as well as key partners and stakeholders, JJ, as he is widely referred to, pointed out.

Pa Famara, who is head coach of the Gambia Golf Academy, also said the academy will soon resume training for children between the ages of 10 and 15.

Interested individuals can call on him or GGA President Ebrima Jawara for registration, he added.

He also thanked the GGA, Fajara Club chairman and the captain as well as all those contributing to the development of the sport in the country.

Author: Cherno Omar Bobb
Source: Picture: JJ is a senior GGA professional golfer