Amenyo, 5 others qualify as pro golfers

The six newly turned qualified golfersMr. Peter Amenyo from the Tema Country Golf Club emerged winner in the Professional Golfers’ Association (PGA) of Ghana Qualifying School (Q-School) held at the Damang Golf Club.

He was joined by William Tawiah from Damang Golf Club, Emmanuel Ocansey also from Tema, Atiso Quarshie from the Tafo Golf Club in Koforidua, Richard Amponsah from Damang and Issah Adams from Obuasi Golf Club.

About 19 golfers turned up for this year’s Q-School and after a series of golfing drills including a written test, the aforementioned names made the cut to qualify as professional golfers.

An excited Amenyo said “becoming a pro 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.”

Ghana’s topmost professional golfer, Emos Korblah also advised the newly turned pros to be consistent in their game since that is the surest way to reach the top.

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.

PGA-Ghana President, Mr. BBK Ayivor also told the golfers to take a cue from their senior professionals and learn from them to become great golfers in the future.

He emphasised that the PGA was not an employer but a welfare body for the professional golfers therefore the newly turned pros should take advantage of their new status to get busy with golf.

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

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

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