ATS, ZAFCO to support PGA of Ghana Qualifying School

By Edna A. Quansah, GNA

Accra, August 15,
GNA – The Professional Golfers Association (PGA) of Ghana received a boost
after Allterrian Services Group (ATS) and ZAFCO confirmed their commitment to
support this year’s Qualifying School (Q-School) fixed for Friday August 26 –
28 at the Damang Golf Club, Western Region.

Both the ATS, which
is known for their catering services and ZAFCO International, a leading
manufacturer in the automobile industry agreed to support the event to make it
a memorable one.

The event seeks to
admit aspiring professional golfers into the Association.

The PGA of Ghana
President, Mr Bliss B. Ayivor expressed his appreciation to the companies and
called on other corporate companies to support the development of golf in the
country.

The Captain of the
host club, Damang Golf Club, Mr Pius Ayeh Appiah said his club is ready to host
this year’s edition of the Q-School and will be looking forward to see some
good display from the ‘wannabes’.

He said his club
has been supporting the PGA of Ghana by hosting the annual PGA Championship and
also the Q-School.

Qualification,
according to the PGA of Ghana will be limited to the first five in playing
competency, where applicants will play 54 holes, 36 on Friday and 18 on
Saturday. A written test will be taken before the 18 holes on Saturday.

According to the
PGA of Ghana, they currently have over 70 members, though many have seen their
better days and need more young members.

As a result of
this, the Association has put together a standard qualifying process called the
Q-School.  The two-day event is the
climax of this Apprenticeship period and candidates are assessed based on the
syllabus.

At the end of the
assessment, the successful qualifiers would join the ranks of the Professional
Golfers of Ghana.

The previous
edition saw Kwame Ligbidi, Owusu Bonsu, Kronzu Kwame, Joseph Klah, and Amponsah
Prince Quaning going through a series of tests to join the Association.

GNA

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