Tullow Ghana hands over refurbished Course to Achimota Golf Club

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first_imgOil exploration firm, Tullow Ghana Limited has handed over a $3 million refurbished Course to the Achimota Golf Club.The renovation of the 18-hole Golf Course to an internationally accepted standard means it is now ready to host PGA tournaments after it was upgraded with sponsorship from the Oil giants.The renovation exercise lasted twelve months.Speaking at an inspection tour, the Communications and Investor Relations Manager of Tullow, Bernice Natue said the sponsorship was inspired by the desire to re-invest in society. “Sponsoring or partnering with Achimota Golf Club to do this is just one of the means by which we bring the vision to create shared prosperity wherever Tullow goes”.“It’s looking significantly different and it is beautiful,” she added. Meanwhile, Paul Kelly the Grow-in Manager of the Paul Mcginley Golf Design who undertook the reconstruction confirmed that it was the first of its standard in West Africa and the first in Ghana. “I have been working on Courses for over 17 years now and this every bit as good as any I have worked on. All tee boxes have been built to USGA specifications,” he told Joy Sports the  tour.According to Kelly, a type of Riviera Bermuda grass from Spain was planted on the tees and fairways, while the roughs have another strain of Bermuda from the US. “They are all warm season grasses and obviously because of the warm climate in Africa we also had to get drought tolerant grasses.” He addedThe contractor also confirmed that he and three other greenkeepers are training the local groundsmen of the Achimota Golf Course in the processes and practices in maintenance of the course.  With this, Achimota Golf Club is set to attract at least one PGA tournament by next year.last_img

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