32 Pros Vie For Gold Fields PGA Honours

Dignitaries addressing the media at the event


Over 32 professional golfers comprising of 24 Ghanaians and eight foreign golfers would battle for honours in this year’s Gold Fields Professional Golfers Association (PGA) tournament at the Damang Golf Club.

This year’s event, which is the ninth edition of the tournament, is expected to tee-off from Wednesday, November 30 to Saturday, December 3.

Over the years, the Gold Fields PGA Championship has been the final tournament to end the PGA calendar year.

President of PGA, Mark Coffie, explained that the 24 Ghanaians were the top ranked players during a four mini tournament played within the year while the foreign golfers would be from Nigeria, Cote d’Ivoire, Togo, Zimbabwe, Senegal, and Gabon.

He added that 16 senior golfers would also play at the championship.

The president mentioned that the regular pros would play for four days but would be cut to 24 after the first two days, while the senior pros would also play for three days but would also be cut to eight after the second day.

Joshua Mortoti, Executive Vice President and Head of Gold Fields West Africa, commended PGA for showing commitment which has led to nine successive events.

He stated that the winning prize for the regular pros was GH¢50,000 and GH¢20,000 for the senior pros, making the total prize money of GH¢267,000 for the regular pros and GH¢69,000 for the senior pros.

“The grand total for the prize money for this year’s tournament is GH¢336,500 and as you would notice, the total prize money has increased significantly from last year, which was GH¢172,000,” he noted.

He pointed out that Covid restrictions had been lifted at the golf course, and would be expecting a full participation and a keen competition.

Hans De-Beer, Chairman of the Organising Committee, also added that the course was in good shape and ready for the tournament.

He said they hosted the Ghana Open about two weeks ago and according to him, there were lots of positive compliments from the players, and described the Damang Golf Course as the best golf course in the country.

From The Sports Desk