Eaton first Tanzanian golf pro!

ONE on East African golf heroines, Angel Eaton has taken a step forward to become the first Tanzania female to join paid rank.

Tanzania Ladies Golf Union (TLGU) President Queen Siraki broke the ice saying: “Golfers! We would like to inform you that Angel (Eaton) has been approved and certified by the official golf associations of Tanzania to be a professional golf player.

“Angel will become the first lady golfer to embrace professional golf! On behalf of golf associations, we congratulate Angel and are proud of this great historic milestone,” she said.

Adding, she said both golf unions would also like to compliment the Tanzania People’s Defence Forces (TPDF) Lugalo Golf Club of Dar es Salaam for its efforts to create, nurture and develop talents in golf, especially in the ladies and juniors categories.

“We ask you to give Angel good cooperation in this important step that will bring productivity to our associations and clubs. Congratulations Angel!”

Joyful Angel said it is thrilling to enter a new chapter in golf career and this makes her dream come true.

Angel said: “I would like to take this opportunity to express my sincere thanks to the leadership of Lugalo Golf Club, Dar es Salaam Gymkhana Golf Club (DGC), TLGU, Tanzania Golf Union (TGU), Tanzania Professional Golfers Association (TPGA).

“I extend my sincere thanks as well to the entire golf community in the country including all the caddies and golfers. I would express my gratitude to all the sponsors for guiding, helping and empowering me to reach here.

“Thank you once again for being my pillar of strength in my work. Together, we have celebrated victories and learned important lessons from failures, and I am excited to share the new challenges and victories that await us,” emphasised Angel.

Adding, she said is very aware of the importance of her new path and the responsibilities that come with it and she promised to do everything she can to contribute to the growth and development of golf in the nation.

“Together, with your guidance and support, I am confident that we can create lasting results for this sport we hold dear to our hearts,” she described.

During her amateur career with the national team, Angel won the East and Central Africa Challenge treble in 2009 and 2019 in Uganda and at Lugalo in 2011. She also helped Tanzania to finish second twice in 2012 and 2018 in the All Africa Challenge Trophy (AACT).

She also earned individual major ladies’ open accolades in Uganda Ladies Open (2017, 2012, 2013), Zambia, Zimbabwe, Kenya and Tanzania Ladies Open.

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