Six amateur golfers turn professional

By Edna
A. Quansah, GNA

Accra, August 29, GNA – Six amateur golfers
obtained their professional status after two days of intensive golf drills held
at the Damang Golf Club in the Western Region.

Mr. Peter Amenyo of the Tema Country Golf Club,
emerged winner in the Professional Golfers’ Association (PGA) of Ghana
Qualifying School (Q-School) with five others namely William Tawiah from Damang
Golf Club, Emmanuel Ocansey from the Tema Country Golf.

The rest are Atiso Quarshie from the Tafo Golf
Club in Koforidua, Richard Amponsah from Damang and Issah Adams from Obuasi
Golf Club.

The second edition of the PGA Q-School drew
participation from 19 golfers, who went through series of golfing drills,
written test, skills and knowledge in the discipline where the six made the
cut.

Speaking in an interview with the media, an
excited Peter Amenyo said “becoming a professional was a dream come true and I
will do my best to better my game so that I can also compete for Ghana in
international tournaments.”

He commended his colleagues for the challenge
they gave him and urged those who could not qualify not to give up.

Ghana’s topmost professional golfer, Emos
Korblah admonished the newly turned professional golfers to be consistent in
their game to reach the top.

The Director of Golf in Ghana, Mr. Steve
Wilson admitted that the standard of play by the golfers were not up to
expectations but said with determination, they could make it because they have
the potential.

“To be a good golfer, one has to train eight
hours daily for six days. The likes of world champions was not achieved in a
day,” he said.

The PGA of Ghana President, Mr Bliss Ayivor
told the golfers to take a cue from their senior golfers and learn from them to
become great golfers in the future.

Ayivor emphasised that the PGA is a welfare
body for the professional golfers therefore the newly turned inducted should
take advantage of their new status to get busy with golf.

He also acknowledged the support given by
their sponsors including captain of the Damang Golf Club, Mr. Pius Appiah Ayeh
and other senior professionals from the PGA.

The Vice President of the Ghana Golf
Association (GGA), Mr Lee Mensah called on the need for golfers to be
disciplined and urged the PGA to put in measures to curb indiscipline.

This year’s edition of the PGA of Ghana
Q-School was sponsored by Gold Fields Ghana, AllTerrain Services (ATS) Ghana
and ZAFCO International.

GNA

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