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Fakebba Drammeh - gambian Tiger Wood speaks out

Jan 15, 2010, 3:17 PM | Article By: Cherno O. Bobb

In an interview with Pointsport on Wednesday 13th January 2010, at the Fajara Golf Course, Fakebba Drammeh, a Gambian professional golfer commonly known as the Gambian Tiger Wood, has expressed willingness to uplift golf in The Gambia.

Fakebba Drammeh revealed that he has won very outstanding trophies, both nationally and internationally, such as The Gambia Open Golf Competition in 2004. He also won one of the biggest tournaments in the United States of America, where he went for a three-hole play off after the 36 holes because the first place was too tight.

He also disclosed that he has also competed in almost half a dozen tournaments in Senegal and won three of the competitions in 1998 and 2000, and in 1998 he finished with a margin of five strokes lead and also won the Belgian trophy in Senegal in 2000 and later went to Ivory Coast on the same year to take part in the group stages, finishing 16th out of 100. 

Gambian Tiger Wood has also taken part in other American tournaments, such as the one in 2005, sponsored by President Jammeh.

Drammeh who thought prudent to come back to the country to be here with the new golf association and to also play a few tournaments to make sure the game of golf moves forward, said the way forward for golf in The Gambia is to have a proper standard green grass Golf Course which is probably the biggest achievement.

He further revealed that "we should have a standard green grass Golf Course to be hosting international golf competitions which is going to bring income to the country."

"We have very young talented caddies who can become professionals in the near feature," he said.

Gambian Tiger Wood also urged the Gambia Golf Association with the help of the professional golfers to introduce golf in schools and local communities to produce grassroots talents.

He finally urged companies to help the professional golfers and not to see golf as an isolated sport since it's their game, life and source of income.