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PGA Pro-Captain Challenge heads to Africa

One of The PGA’s most popular tournaments, the Pro-Captain Challenge, is set to break new ground by holding the final in Africa for the first time.

Hundreds of pairs comprising a PGA Professional and his or her club captain will compete in the tournament’s qualifiers aiming to book one of 10 places available in this year’s final in Morocco at the luxurious Mazagan Beach and Golf Resort, El Jadida. They will also be battling for a considerable prize fund put up by SkyCaddie, the tournament’s title sponsors, and associate sponsors Golfplan.

The par-72 course at Mazagan was designed by nine times major winner Gary Player, the African continent’s most renowned golfer who was Open champion three times. That affinity with links venues is reflected in the course at Mazagan that, running alongside the beach, follows the contours of the dunes and natural features of the land.

Mazagan is one of 11 outstanding courses that will stage this year’s tournament: the 10 regional finals will be contested on some of the finest in the UK and Ireland and provide a challenging test.

Robert Maxfield, The PGA’s chief executive, added: “The Pro-Captain Challenge was first contested in 1993 and has gone from strength to strength since then. This latest line up of sponsors plus a prestigious and ground-breaking venue for the final at Mazagan Beach and Golf Resort in Morocco is evidence of that.

“SkyCaddie and Golfplan are longstanding PGA Partners and we’re delighted those relationships are set to continue for the next two years. Similarly, we’re delighted to begin one with the Mazagan Beach and Golf Resort and hope that extends beyond this year and the hosting of what we expect to be a memorable final.”

Image of Mazagan Beach and Golf Resort free to use courtesy of Mazagan Beach and Golf Resort.