According to the This DayLive reports, the goal of the West Africa Golf Tour is to be a world-class golf event that allows West African golfing talents to compete and put them on the world stage at international tournaments.
The tournament will also focus its attention on regional talents and to reach a wide audience that will stimulate development of new golf courses and sports facilities, providing better playing, business and career opportunities in West Africa.
According to the This DayLive, after the inaugural West Africa Golf Tour Abuja invitational tournament in December, events will be staged monthly in different tour destinations in Nigeria, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Cameroon, Gabon and Equatorial Guinea.
The media also reported that all tournaments will have a minimum prize purse of $50,000 and for players to be eligible; they must be registered members of the tour.
The tournament format is stroke play with 120 players. The top 50 players and ties will make the cut after 36 holes. The tour will end with a $100,000 championship featuring the top 50 players with the most points playing in at least half the official tournaments.