The environmental impacts of the golf industry have been identified and if improperly managed poses a threat to the environment. Understanding this, the West African Golf Tour (WAGT) has partnered with EnvironFocus Limited to help reduce its carbon footprint in communities they tour. WAGT will be doing the following:
- Eliminate single-use plastic bottled water used by Golfers during its tournaments and provide safe and clean drinking water using the LifeStraw Community and LifeStraw Go. For more information on these products click here.
- Provide environmental friendly golf courses within their educational program run by its Foundation.
Created in 2016 to develop and promote the game of golf in Nigeria and Africa, the West Africa Golf Tour (WAGT) is a developmental Tour aimed at providing players more opportunities to build their careers as professional golfers and compete internationally.
By providing a regular tournament schedule, the Tour offers an alternative to teaching for aspiring golf professionals who want to make a career competing and provides a platform to showcase their talent.
The West Africa Golf Tour has since organized 15 tournaments in different locations in Nigeria gathering players from ten different countries, Senegal, Nigeria, Ghana, Cameroon, Spain, Trinidad Tobago, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Equatorial Guinea and Gabon.
The 2018 West Africa Golf Tour is the third season and consist of ten tournaments held in different locations around Nigeria, namely IBB International Golf and Country Club in Abuja, Arsenal Golf and Country Club in Owerri, Port Harcourt Golf Club in Port Harcourt, Kaduna Golf Club and Lakowe Lakes Golf Club in Lagos. See the promotional video for the Memorare below.
All tournaments are covered by Supersport, the official broadcast partner of the West Africa Golf Tour, marking the first time ever that the full schedule of golf tournaments staged in Nigeria is shown on Africa´s biggest satellite TV, alongside other world golf Tours. See the promotional video for the Port Harcourt Classic below.
Further to the organization of international golf tournaments, the Foundation aims at growing the game and inspire future generations a love for golf. Click here to see the tournament schedules for 2018.
Golf is unique from other sports because in golf as in life, players experience the bad and good and the ups and downs of the game. Through the acquisition of its inherent golf values, such as integrity, confidence, honesty and responsibility, young people will learn life skills that can be vital for their development.
With that objective, the West Africa Golf Tour Foundation offers golf education programmes to children and youngsters in elementary and secondary schools in order to introduce and encourage the practice of the game among children and youngsters. See pictures from the WAGT Foundation School Training Program below.
Click here for more information about the educational programme.
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