Edna A. Quansah, GNA
Accra, Aug. 26, GNA – About 20 golfers have
begun the quest to turn professional golfers at this year’s Professional
Golfers’ Association (PGA) of Ghana’s Qualifying School (Q-School), underway at
the Damang Golf Club, in the Western Region.
The second edition of the Q-school is aimed
at giving golfers an opportunity to realise their dream of being a professional
Addressing the golfers at the opening
ceremony, the General Manager at the Abosso Gold Fields, Mr Stephen Osei Bempah
commended the ‘wannabes’ for taking up the challenge.
He urged them to put up a good show of
sportsmanship since the game of golf is a gentleman’s game.
He mentioned that the Q-School is in line
with Damang’s vision of unearthing young talented golfers in the community and
wished all the golfers well in their drive to become professional.
“In any competition, some will be successful
while others will not. To those who will emerge victors, know that this is the
beginning of your career and those who will not qualify, don’t give up but
challenge yourself for next year,” Mr Osei Bempah noted.
President of the PGA of Ghana, Mr. Bliss
Ayivor also advised the golfers to adhere to the rules governing the sport and
also commended the sponsors of the event, Gold Fields Ghana, ATS and ZAFCO
International for supporting them.
Captain of Damang Golf Club, Mr. Pius Appiah
Ayeh also added that his club was pleased to host this year’s edition of the
competition and assured them of their support in future tournaments.
The golfers came from about six golf clubs
in the country namely; Tema Country Golf Club, Celebrity Golf Club (Sakumono),
Achimota Golf Club, Royal Golf Club (Kumasi), Damang Golf Club and Nsuta Golf
They will be assessed based on their playing
competency, the Rules of Golf, Golf Etiquette and a basic knowledge of the
history of golf. After the three day drills, five golfers will be selected to join
the PGA of Ghana.