Promoters of West Africa Golf Tour (WAGTour) have moved into the next phase of its programme as it introduces for the first time the Qualifying School; an admission process whereby would-be professional golfer goes through the mandatory test of skill before becoming eligible to play and earn money on the Tour, even as the promoters set to launch the African Tour.
To be eligible to play in the maiden Q-school, the candidate is expected to pay an entry fee of $50.
Golf Nigeria also learnt that the first Q-school to be organised by WAGTour will tees off at the Ibrahim Babangida Golf and Country Club this month (December), while the second batch will hold at the same venue on February 10, 2019.
It was also gathered that the top 25 from the 2018 West Africa Golf Tour Order of Merit will gain automatic entry to the new African Tour to be launched in 2019, while others will have to go through qualifying school to earn their place on the tour.
To eventually be offered an admission, the player must not shoot above the cut-off point of 78.
Meanwhile, the launch of Africa Tour is also high on the card of the promoters of WAGTour in 2019 as the first sets of graduate of the Q-School to being planned would be admitted to the proposed African Tour.