The Professional Golfers’ Association of Nigeria has completed plans to test 93 applicants that have applied for professional golf’s license from January 12 to 18, 2015 at the Kaduna Golf Club.
Festus Makelemi, head of the Nigeria professional golfers says he and his team of the current executives of the body have a responsibility to admit the most qualified.
According to him; “the professionals still remain the core of the game and the Qualifying School is our biggest platform determine the future of the game. It is so important that all the paraphernalia of the PGA is always focused of the event for the period it is holding.”
At the week-long qualifying series in Kaduna, Makelemi says the will be subjected to 4 rounds of golf, test on rules and ethics of the game, pro-shop management, golf club repairs among others.
The 2015 PGA Qualifying School by HRH Ameer of Birnin Gwari, Maigwari II, Alhaji Zubair Jibril.
PGA Tournament Director, Martin Odoh also added that the event would be rounded up with a one day Pro-Am on Sunday January 18, between newly licensed pros and host club members.
“We have prepared to stage a smooth process and we hope it will throw up the best players that will steer the standard of the game and the PGA in the right direction.”
Odoh maintained that the Nigeria PGA is one of the biggest on the continent and houses a lot of other African players and, as such, process like the Qualifying School is always a very key.
“What we are doing in Kaduna has a bigger implication for professional golf in Africa and by extension across the globe” he said.