LET’S PROFESSIONALISE GOLF, SAYS PGA AFRICA SECRETARY
The Professional Golfers Association of Africa is advocating for the transformation of the golf within the African continent.
The continental mother body, through its Secretary Patrigje Nthlakamva, is challenging its entire member associations to professionalise the sport.
“We first need to work together and put proper structures that would ensure that all our members take part in PGA tournaments. We further need to lobby for corporate support within our countries and further demonstrate transparency, something that has helped other African continents to be sucessful in golf,” he said.
Meanwhile, local professional golfer Meshack Zwane appealed for support from the entire nation. “We need the support of all sectors of the country including government and sponsors in order to improve the sport in the continent. Golfers need financial assistance in order to compete effectively during international competitions.
“We hope to do better during the 2019 edition of the Warm Heart Proffessional tour but we will need financial stability in order to achieve the main goal,” he said.
The local trio of Meshack Zwane, James Pannington and Peter Dlamini secured a top 20 finish during the recently ended Warm Hearts Professional Golf tournament held two weeks ago in Malawi.