The president of the Professional Golfers Association of Ghana (PGA) has revealed that the PGA will be rolling out an elaborate support system that will position the sports media to report effectively and efficiently on golf activities in the country.
According to Mr Tony Kwame Mintah, it’s long overdue for the gap to be bridged between the actors on the course and the viewing or listening public who are clueless about some of the jargons or the terminologies associated with the sport.
He indicated that it behoves the Professional Body to build the capacity of sports journalists to bring to the listener or viewer up to speed on the developments related to golf. For the media to be relevant in the scheme of things, he said they must possess a substantial knowledge that enables one to maintain the distinct hallmark of their profession, adding that “this is a project we will go all lengths to see out.”
He stressed: “Already we have a symbiotic relationship with the sporting press through the good works of our media manager, Nana Prempeh and you can attest to how the PGA and the sporting press have built a rock-solid relationship over the relatively short period of time that I have been the driver in the seat as the chief executive officer and strategists in the realm of golf at the professional front.”
Mr Mintah mentioned that the professional body will make good its promise to host the Sunshine major, which is the biggest golf event on the continent, in the country next year.
The Sunshine Major always attracts top PGA golfers from America, Britain and other parts of Europe.
Currently, it is hosted by South Africa every year.