Minj to host golf tourney


MORE than 150 golfers from around Papua New Guinea will compete in the inaugural McRoyal Hotel three-man ambrose tournament this weekend at the Minj Golf Club in Jiwaka.
The two-day tournament starts tomorrow and golfers from Port Moresby, Lae, Madang, Mt Hagen, Goroka and other centres will play at the 18-hole course.
Tournament major sponsor and owner of McRoyal Hotel Lekson Wantaki said the tournament was an opportunity for golfers to exhibit their talent and for Minj golf club to showcase its course, which was upgraded in 2016.
“When I started The McRoyal Hotel in Mt Hagen in 2015, I was committed to giving back to the community as much I was committed to setting a high standard in our local hospitality industry,” Wantaki said.
“And being a local businessman and golfer myself, it was only fitting that I come in as the sponsor to this tournament.”
First place winners of the tournament will win a weekend getaway package, courtesy of The McRoyal Hotel. Prizes: Champions – Each player of the winning team gets a three-night weekend getaway for two inclusive of accommodation with meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) at The McRoyal Hotel worth almost K10,000; Runners-up – The each player gets a two-night weekend getaway for two, inclusive of accommodation plus meals worth close to K7000; Third place – The players get a one-night weekend getaway inclusive of meals and accommodation worth K4,000.
Other prizes in the form of home appliances from and household goods will also be given to the other teams who finish between fourth place and 17th, giving an opportunity to all golfers to walk away with something.
“It’s also great opportunity for our golfers to enjoy the recently upgraded Minj golf course, enjoy the province and for the winning teams to experience a one-of-a-kind stay at The McRoyal,” Wantaki said.

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  • Congratulation for the inauguration of your mt.royal hotel.
    I have lived in minj in the year 1959 and was working for the dept. Of native affaires with the australian government. My home had been oposite of the already existing golf course and tennis court. But almost nobody was playing golf there at that time. I wonder how the places look like today. I am shure my home does not exist any more, it had been a simple house made with bamboo. I would be very pleased if you could send me some photos of the plsce today. I remember also the catholic mission of the steyler missionaries neae minj.
    I have very good memories of my time in minj especially of the very nice people libing there. Mow i am a retired man living in germay ( i am german) and domrtimes thing back of old times and adventurers.
    My email is: [email protected] arcor.de
    Thanks and good luck
    Otto fuchs

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