Golf tournament to commemorate 20 years of July 22nd Revolution

By IAfrica
In Gambia
May 28th, 2014

The Gambia Golf Association (GGA) is set to organise a four-day Pro-Am golf championship in June as part of events marking 20 years of the July 22nd Revolution. The championship according to the organisers would be dubbed the Gambia Open and Pro-Am.

The tournament that will be held from the 12th to 15th June at the country’s main course in Fajara is co-organised by the country’s supreme golf body and the Fajara Club. As reported by Point Sports in its Tuesday edition, there will be prizes for both amateurs and professionals at the end of the tournament.

The competitions are sponsored by the Gambia Tourism Board, Binter Canarias S. A., Lady Njaimeh Jawara, Multi-Trade (Gambia) Ltd., Green Mamba Restaurant, GreenTech Environmental Solutions and Ebrima Jawara, president of the GGA.

In the amateurs’ category, the winner of the men’s’ competition will be given a trophy and a roundtrip air ticket from Banjul to Gran-Canaria and back to Banjul. The second and third place winners will both be given a trophy as well. The same treatment will be given to the winner of the women’s competition while the second place individual will also go home with a trophy.

In the professionals category, the winner of the competition will be given a prize money of GMD40,000 (forty-thousand dalasi) an equivalent US$1,000 (one thousand dollars) while the second and third place winners will pocket home GMD20,000 (twenty-thousand dalasi) and GMD12,000 (twelve thousand dalasi), an equivalent of US$500 (five hundred dollars) and US$ 300 (three hundred dollars) respectively.

The fourth place winner in the professionals category will also receive a prize money of GMD4,000 (four thousand dalasi) or US$100 (one hundred dollars) while the fifth position will attract an amount of GMD2,000 (two thousand dalasi), an equivalent if US$50 (fifty dollars). There will be prizes for the men’s longest drive competition. The organisers further added that Pro-Am teams will comprise one professional and one amateur.

The tournament Point Sports quoted officials of the GGA will be played in accordance with the Rules of Golf as established by The R&A and the Local Rules as approved by the Fajara Club Golf Committee. It added that the professionals’ stage of the tournament will be medal over three rounds of 18 holes (a total of 54 holes), to be played over two days – 36 holes on Thursday 12 June 2014 and 18 holes on Friday 13 June 2014.

In the event of a tie, a sudden death playoff for first place will be held immediately following the completion of the final round. This will be held on the first hole of the Fajara Golf Course, while the playoff will continue on this same hole until a winner is declared. “If weather or daylight halts the playoff at any time (to be determined by the head rules official), the players will be deemed co-champions and share the prize monies accordingly.”

The Amateurs will play one round of stableford on Saturday 14 June 2014. Ties in any category will be decided on the highest stableford points for the back nine, but if a tie still arises, the scores will be decided on the last 6, or 3 or 1, while the specimen conditions in the Rules of Golf are in effect regarding Conforming Driver Heads, Golf Balls, Time of Starting and Slow Play. In the event of play being either delayed or declared null and void for any round, additional play will be at the discretion of the head rules official.

GGA added that they will arrange a publicity before and during the Gambia Open and Pro Am in all forms of the media to ensure that each competitor that entered the tournament and by agreeing to these terms and conditions assigned to GGA the right in perpetuity throughout the world to make, use, exhibit and reproduce in any way known or hereafter devised (and to authorize others to do so) for commercial and other purposes from time to time and at their discretion, motion pictures, still pictures, live, taped or filmed television, sound recordings, and any other reproductions of any description of the competitor made during or in connection with the Tournament (including, without limitation, during practice and play) without compensation for the competitor or the heirs, successors, executors, administrators or assignees of the competitor.

The competitor also assigns the rights to use and reproduce the competitor’s name, voice, likeness and biographical material in any way now known or hereafter devised by GGA for the purpose of promoting the Gambia Open and Pro Am without compensation for the competitor or the heirs, successors, executors, administrators or assignees of the competitor including in circumstances where it may include the logo of a third party or of a sponsor or patron of the Gambia Open and Pro Am.

Notwithstanding the foregoing grant of rights, the GGA and its assignees and licensees agree that, other than as permitted above, they will not authorize any company contractually associated with GGA to use the competitor’s name, voice, likeness and biographical material five in a way which constitutes the endorsement of a product or service, without first requiring such associated company to obtain the competitor’s consent.

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