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PGA of America parleys Nigeria

By Richard Animam
The Professional Golfers Association (PGA) of America has knocked on the doors of its Nigerian counterpart for a possible working relationship.

The newly elected executive members of the PGA of Nigeria met last week for the first time after the March AGM (Annual General Meeting) that brought them to power and one of the key features on their
discussion list was the proposal from their American counterpart.

Femi Olagbenro, an executive member of the PGA of Nigeria, informed that the development would be taken with every inch of seriousness adding that the opening portends a lot of benefits from the two bodies and ; “it would be a real pleasure to have the Nigerian PGA court such a big player in the golfing industry” he added.

The relationship, the PGA official informed, includes an invite by the Nigerian counterpart to be part of the on-going US Masters   at Augusta in Georgia this weekend where world number one, Tiger Woods is expected to make a comeback after a crisis inflicted layoff from the game since November 27, 2009.

“A prominent board member of the PGA has been forwarded the invite and Nigeria was going to be represented  at one of the dinners that flagsoff the event”, he further said. “As a body we believe the development is not only an historic one but one that can be the pivot for some other development plans that the new body has outlined  to work with in the next couple of year”


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