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FJC MAKES GOLF HISTORY Politician, woman golfer sets record at Fajara club


Politician and female amateur golfer, Fatoumata Jahumpa Ceesay was the heroine at the Fajara Club last weekend securing a rare feat of a Hole -In One also called, ace, in a special event dubbed Tournament of Friendship.

The event, which spread over three days, was sponsored by Charles Van Domberg and his gold friends Vlaanderen of Belgium and other local partners, and it attracted over 40 amateur and professional golfers. 

FJC, as she is fondly called, also recorded the longest drive in the ladies’ category.

An excited Jahumpa said she dedicated her rare achievement to women at home and internationally, three weeks after the world marked international women’s day. “I also want to be an inspiration for Gambian women to take up golf as a sport,” the former National Assembly Speaker added.

The Gambia’s recent qualification to the Africa Cup of Nations still fresh in her mind, FJC said she also dedicates the achievement of  on the golf course to Assan Ceesay, the author of the goal against Angola and the entire squad.

Ram Mohan, the president of the Fajara Club thanked the sponsors and congratulated FJC for an outstanding feat.

In golf, a hole in one or hole-in-one (also known as an ace, mostly in American English) occurs when a ball hit from a tee to start a hole finishes in the cup.

The feat is so rare that the odds of making a hole in one are 12,500 to 1.  For professional golfers, the odds of making a hole in one drop to 2,500 to 1.

World legendary Golfer Tiger Woods himself has made only 20 holes-in-one over a professional career that spans 23 years, with 82 PGA Tour wins and counting.

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