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11.03.2009 Golf

Torgah 'targets' Tiger Woods

By Kofi Owusu Aduonum - Ghanaian Chronicle

Fast improving pro. Golfer, Vincent Torgah, is 'jealously' aiming to step into the big shoes of golf ace, Tiger Woods. For the 25-year-old golfer and his manager, Kojo Choi, they have purposed to take the African continent and the world by storm in the coming few years.

And as part of efforts to realize that dream, a renowned American golf instructor, David Headbetter from Florida, has been tasked by courtesy of Otunba Olusola Adekanola, a Nigerian philanthropist, to take Torgah through some golf lessons in Abuja mid this year, before the PJ Tour qualifiers (Q-School) with Tiger woods in November.

Arguably, he is one of the finest on the continent, having won three major silverwares in just three months, Tema Lady Captain's Prize, President's Putter and the Captain's Prize. His exploits attracted the international community which qualified him to participate in the Player's Championship Open at Ikoyi, Nigeria, where he lost by just a stroke to Kenya's top notch Dismas Indiza, recording 291 to place second a few days ago.

For his reward, he received $5,000 and other souvenirs and has pledged to go the extra mile in the next few years. Other Ghanaians who joined him in the Ikoyi competition that attracted about 140 high profile golfers from different countries are Emos Cobblah (6th), Stephen Klah (21st), Kojo Bannie (25th) and John Mawuli (32nd).

Torgah dedicated his feat to God and has pledged to throw in much effort to do Ghana and his manager, Choi, proud.