The three-day Q-School will be held at the Damang Golf Club from Friday, August 26, to Sunday, August 28, 2016.
According to a statement from the PGA of Ghana and copied to the GNA Sports,‘‘golfers who wish to become professionals must be at least 18 years, must be resident in Ghana, have attained a Basic Education Certificate qualification and a full member of a Ghana Golf Association (GGA) member club’’.
The applicant must also have a current Council of National Golf Union (CONGU) handicap of 0 – 9 and must submit a handwritten letter explaining why he or she wants to turn a professional golfer.
It added that, the applicant must also submit a birth certificate or any other Ghana ID approved by the PGA of Ghana executive board, together with two passport sized photographs and a current CONGU handicap certificate from the applicant’s club.
A letter of recommendation from the Captain of the applicant’s club must also be added to the submissions alongside a letter from a reputable sponsor of the applicant.
The statement said the assessment, during the two day Q-School for qualification to become a PGA Member, will include; the applicant’s playing competency, rules of golf, golf etiquette and a basic knowledge of the history of golf.
Qualification, according to the PGA of Ghana, will be limited to the first five in playing competency, where applicants will play 54 holes, 36 on Friday and 18 on Saturday. A written test will be taken before the 18 holes on Saturday.
The statement said “those who make the cut will be expected to score a minimum of half marks in the Rules and Etiquette papers, otherwise they will be deferred and given the opportunity to take the written paper again, to be organised by the PGA. A pass will be required before PGA membership is bestowed”.
The lucky five will stay on and play in a local competition to be organised on Sunday. Applicants who are unsuccessful in obtaining their Players’ Card will need to re-apply for the next Q-School.
Source: GNA/News Ghana