Emir canvasses support for aspiring pro-golfers
THE Emir of Birnin Gwari, Alhaji Zubair Jibril, has called for support for the Professional Golfers Association of Nigeria’s Qualifying School, saying the event is significant to national development.
According to him, “Whatever is being done to ameliorate the unemployment situation of the country should be supported and I see a couple of youth being economically liberated through this event.”
Ninety-three players who had relinquished their amateur status will be competing to join the elite professional class after a one-week test at Kaduna Golf Club.
Director of Operations of the Professional Golfers Association of Nigeria (PGAN), Dominic Andrew, explained that some of the players that would be tested at the event are already in Kaduna to familiarise themselves with the golf facility.
“The Q-School is a very keenly contested event and it has grown tougher over the years. With the standard in place, the quality of the players that has been admitted are better than before,” Andrew said
The aspiring professional would be subjected to four rounds of golf, test on rules and ethics of the game, pro-shop management, and golf club repairs among other things.
The event would be rounded off with a Pro-Am that will feature the eventual qualifiers and members of the host club tomorrow (Saturday January 17).