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With a joyous heart, we announce that our Association, the PGA of Nigeria will be 50 years old in August 2019. A remarkable weeklong programme is being put together to celebrate this milestone in the life of the Association, starting from 19th – 25th August 2019.
To ensure a successful programme, a seasoned sports marketing and event planners firm – “Seventh Sports International Network Limited” has been engaged to be the official marketer and planner of the PGA of Nigeria @ 50.
In view of this, Invitation is hereby extended to your PGA to join us in this celebration by providing a maximum of two professionals to compete with others from selected African countries and our members in the PGA of Nigeria. The field size shall be around 120 players. The event is scheduled to come up at Ibom Hotel and Golf Resort, Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria.
GENERAL INFORMATION AND GUIDELINES
- Saturday, 17th August – Arrival Day
- Sunday, 18th August – Official Practice Day
- Monday, 19th August – Seminar (Compulsory for all Players) and cocktails at 7 p.m to welcome all players. The dressing is formal.
- Tuesday 20th – Friday 23rd August – Main event for pros with Cut after the first 2 Days at 50th position and ties therein.
- Saturday 24th – Sunday 25th August – Amateurs, comprising of sponsors and invited guests.
- Sunday 25th August – Gala Night, Presentation of Prizes and Closing
This event is opened to members of the PGA of Nigeria and a maximum of two players from the invited countries. All entries must be confirmed, registered and entry fees paid online on or before 10th of July 2019. Entries from invited countries must be citizens of the countries sending their entries and such entries must be confirmed by the respective PGAs. PLEASE, NO LATE ENTRY.
Each registered player shall be provided with four T-Shirts free. One to be worn each day as it would be specified to match a pair of trousers with the following colours-
Day 1 (Tuesday) – Black
Day 2 (Wednesday) – Ash
Day 3 (Thursday) – Navy Blue
Day 4 (Friday) – White
REFRESHMENT, MEALS AND DINNER
Course meal will be served to all players with soft drinks and water at specific locations on the course.
There will be DINNER with local music at the Anniversary Village every day (7.00pm – 10.00pm)
TOURNAMENT PRIZE MONEY (WINNING PURSE)
The winning purse is Sixteen million naira (Approx. $46,000.US Dollars). Prize Money Breakdown is hereby attached.
ENTRY FEE – $60 (US Dollars)
CADDIE FEE – N3,500. (Nigerian Naira) per round
FORM OF PLAY
Stroke-play over 72 holes shall be played from Tuesday 20th – Friday 23rd of August 2019. There shall be cut at the 50th position and ties therein, at the end of the first two rounds.
FORM OF PLAY FOR AMATEURS
DAY 1 (SATURDAY) – Team event (Stableford)
DAY 2 (SUNDAY) – Individual event (Strokeplay)
RULES OF PLAY
The tournament shall be played in accordance with the Rules of Golf as approved by the R & A and the Local Rules of Ibom Hotels and Golf Resort, without neglecting the Bye-Laws on Etiquette and Tournament conditions as may be put down by the PGA of Nigeria.
Deadline for Entry – Wednesday, 10th July 2019. Late entry shall not be accepted.
Entries should be done online at
The Tournament Committee shall have the sole right to decide when the course is unplayable and suspend the game until the reason for the suspension is no longer there, In the event of inclement weather, the event may be decided over 54 holes. In addition, decisions of the Tournament Committee shall be final and bidding on any dispute.
TIE FOR FIRST POSITION
In the event of a tie for the first position, the winner shall be decided by play-off over two or three selected holes until a winner emerges.
Tee time for each day shall be made and displayed on the notice board of the Club. Players should check their tee time and report to the Starter ten (10) minutes before their starting time. If a player reports later than the stipulated time but within 5 minutes of his tee-off time and ready to play, the player shall be penalized 2-stroke. A player who reports late beyond 5 minutes of his tee-off time shall be disqualified.
TRANSPORT AND ACCOMMODATION
All players are to be responsible for their travelling, lodging and other expenses while in Nigeria.
Contacts: Jide +2348033564150