The Professional Golfers Association of Nigeria (PGAN) has advanced into the global space by its affiliation with the European PGAs, which took effect from March 2018.

The development was made known at the 2018 Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the association, which held recently in Dutse, Jigawa State capital.

Samson Lawal, Director of the PGA of Nigeria delivering his annual report at the occasion also added that efforts are in top gear towards ensuring that the PGAN becomes a member of the World PGA Alliance in no distant time.

The Director in this regard said, “This is just a bit of what will be happening in PGAN from now; people should just watch out.”

On what to be expected aside the affiliations he said, “We are going to have more tournaments than what we have now and that means the welfare of the members will improve interestingly.”

Ekanem Ekwueme, President of Ladies Golf Association of Nigeria (LGAN) meanwhile, has commended the efforts of PGA of Nigeria in ensuring the landmark development.

According to Ekwueme, “This development is long overdue; I’m very happy it has finally been achieved.

She advised, “PGAN should not go to sleep; this a call for more work which will benefit all us – the NGF, LGAN all the players.”

As part of the membership benefits, Nigeria has been invited and requested to send two representatives for a coaching course holding in South Africa by August 2018.

In the same vein, the election, which was conducted for new executive saw Samson Lawal returned for the second term as the director of the association.

The election for the office of Director of Tournament saw Uche Eze defeated Martin Odoh by 36 – 18 votes; Segun Obamuwe got the position of Director of Finance; while Sunday Odegha and Aminu Usman were elected first and second exco members.

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