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Golf association targets N300m fund to boost golf

Professional Golfers’ Association (PGA)

The Professional Golfers’ Association (PGA) said it would establish a N300 million fund to enable it organise regular tournaments in the country and develop players.

This was contained in a statement by Tony Philmoore, the Executive Director of the PGA of Nigeria, made in Lagos.

He said the N300 million fund would enable the association prosecute at least one tournament every month, and a mega event that would attract global participation from the US PGA; European Tour among others in the year 2022.

“The association believes that with regular and quality tournaments, its players would have the opportunity of improving their games and ranking, playing among the bests of the world in golf.

“With this initiative, the PGA of Nigeria believes it will enable and attract bigger and better sponsorship/partnership deals even as it promised to make probity, transparency and accountability its watch word from the funds generated.

“Furthermore, amateur golf will feature in the Tour and youth will have the attention of the Tour for the development of the game,” Philmoore said.

He stated that the association hoped to raise the N300 fund at gala night, come Nov.19, at the Federal Palace Hotels & Casino, Victoria Island, Lagos.

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He said the highlight of the occasion would be the conferment of former President, Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, as the Grand Patron of the association as well as the unveiling of the Nigeria Tour logo.

Dignitaries expected at the occasion include Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, Vice President, Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State; other governors, elder statesmen, industrialists, among others.

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