It’s a new dawn for the Professional Golfers Association of Nigeria (PGAN), whose members have been given reason to enter 2023 with renewed hope.
Over the weekend, the new PGAN executive revealed that they would kick off their tenure with a championship, which will feature over 200 professional and amateur players. As part of the new deal, professional players will battle for N20 million in prize money.
According to PGAN’s executive director, Tony Philmore, who is also a professional golfer, for a week, professionals will participate in a tournament sponsored by the body and with the help of some corporate entities.
“We are celebrating ourselves,” Philmore said, adding: “To the extent that we would welcome any sponsorship to add glamor to this event, however, we will go ahead and pay out of pocket in a situation where it doesn’t show up. no sponsor. This is already a task that must be accomplished.”
Explaining the details of the tournament, PGAN Media Director Susan Cokekotas said the event, which is scheduled to start today and run through Saturday at the Port Harcourt Club 1928 golf section, will be the icing on the cake of the tournament. new board, which, according to her, said, has achieved a lot in its short period in power.
He revealed that part of the activities planned during the championship is the investiture of two of the main sponsors of golf, boss Ikenna Okafor and Dr. Austin Ndubuisi.