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GGA president thanks President Jammeh for once again accepting to be Chief Patron of Gambia Open and Pro-AM

Jun 13, 2014, 11:20 AM | Article By: Cherno Omar Bobb

Ebrima Jawara, Gambia Golf Association (GGA) president, has thanked the President of the Republic of the Gambia for once again accepting to be the Chief Patron of the Gambia Open and Pro-AM golf competition.

Mr Jawara, who was speaking on Wednesday at the Fajara Club during the draw for the Gambia Open and Pro-AM golf tournament,added that golf has been in The Gambia for almost a century and has moved in phases over the last 5 years with both the moral and financial support of the President of the Republic of The Gambia.

It has also gone to higher heights with his support, he went on, saying they hope that will be maintained and sustained.

The tournament falls on the 20th Anniversary of the July 22nd Revolution and forms part of events commemorating the event, he also said.

The GGA President also took time to thank the organising committee made up of GGA committee members and Fajara Club Golf Committee members, their sponsors, their regular players for supporting the tournament with their usual good turnout.

“GGA will be 5 years in July and this is our fourth major tournament,” he stated, saying: “As usual fair play; let’s enjoy the game; and let’s remember that golf is a gentle game played by gentle people.”

Mrs Val Brooker, Chairperson Fajara Club, in her welcoming remarks on behalf of the Fajara Club, welcomed everyone to the draw.

Madam Brooker also thanked the organisers of the tournament for their extreme hard work in putting the tournament together.

She as well thanked their ‘very generous’ sponsors and all players (both amateurs and professionals) who are to be with them for the next few days.

“I would like to give special thanks to the visiting professionals who have travelled some distances to participate in what we all believe will be a special event”, she added, while wishing every player an enjoyable tournament as well as good luck.

The draw for the professional golfers was conducted by Lady Njameh Jawara, Fatoumata Jahumpa Ceesay, former speaker of the National Assembly and Val Brooker chairperson of the Fajara Club.

Ebrima Jawara, GGA President, Anthony Tabbal, GGA Treasurer and conducted the draw for the amateur golfers.