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By MUKWIMA CHILALA THE Professional Golfers Association of Zambia (PGAZ) says 2021 has been a success despite disruptions due to the elections and Covid-19 pandemic. And the association is next month set to hold its last PGAZ tournament of the year.

PGAZ board member and top golfer Madalitso Muthiya said the Covid-19 has had ripple effect on the association but that it has so far managed to hold five tournaments compared to last year’s season which was almost shut down.

Muthiya added that staging tournaments during the year has given so much exposure to amateur and junior golfers and is confident that it would give more confidence for more corporate partners to come on board. “This year has been very good but we had disruptions and the ripple effects of Covid-19 with uncertainity on whether companies would continue supporting us.

We’ve been fortunateenough companies came on board to help us hold five events and they were a success,” Muthiya said. “We are hopeful that next year would be more positive as the Covid rate reduces and hopefully it brings more confidence from the sponsors’ stand point to begin to see the benefits of associating to PGAZ.”

Muthiya hailed sponsors who have made it possible for the PGAZ to have a successful year which gave amateur and juniorgolfers the needed exposure to develop

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