The first season of the African Tour builds on the achievements of the West African Golf Tour and offers members more playing opportunities, incorporating new tournaments and new host venues to the 2019 schedule. A total of 16 tournaments will be staged in 8 golf courses in Nigeria.
The 2019 African Tour season started with the first qualifying school last December in Abuja where 6 players made the cut to get the 2019 Tour membership card.
The second qualifying school will take place on 18 February in Lagos, preceding the first tournament of the season, Eko Challenge Cup, at the prestigious Lakowe Lakes and Country Estate.
The Tour will feature players from different countries around Africa, Ghana, Cameroon, Equatorial Guinee, Gabon, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Nigeria as well as Spain and Germany.
We are committed to grow the game of golf in Africa and offer professional players a platform to showcase their talent, said the President of the African Tour, Emeka Okatta, The African Tour will also give women the opportunity to play all tournaments alongside with men and compete for the same purse.
This shall not be the only innovation introduced by the AFRICAN Tour, new formats are incorporated to the 2019 schedule such as the Shoot out golf tournament as well as new major events such as the African Cup Championship and new host venues in addition to the existing ones, namely Shagamu and Abeokuta Golf Clubs in Nigeria.
Meanwhile, the Tour will pursue its aspiration to stage tournaments in other African countries and eventually co-sanction events with other professional golf tours around the world.
The major tournaments of the 2019 season will be The Masters and the African Cup Championship which will attract 2 professional players from different countries in Africa.