June 3, 2022 | Tano Malentin meets with Koffi Bertin, Director of Sports of Ivory Coast to share SYGA vision.

I am almost at the end of my 30-day trip and today I met with the Director of Sports of Ivory Coast to share SYGA vision. He is the second highest sports authority in the country. We happened to have attended the same high school and college. Needless to say it was a very fruitful conversation and we remembered each other. We received his full endorsement. I also offered him and the minister some golf polos, hats and sweaters.


June 2, 2022 | Tano Malentin Speaks to children in the Ivory Coast about the game of golf

This is what Sankofa Youth Golf Association was created for. EVERY CHILD should have access to golf.


June 2, 2022 | Tano Malentin Speaks at all girls school about the game of golf

Had the opportunity to speak at an all girls school from kindergarten to High School about the game of golf. The girls learned a lot about golf and asked many questions. It was very interactive. I was taken back when the girls stormed the stage and asked for my autographs. We are hoping to use them as a pilot school for SYGA. Golf will be one of the elective for after school programs.


May 26th, 2022 | Tano Malentin to Coach Romaric Djezou | Number one golfer in Ivory Coast

Tano Malentin, Golf Coach and President of SYGA has agreed to be the Golf Coach of Romaric Djezou the number one golfer in Ivory Coast. His father Jean Claude, a Golf Professional himself and his first coach and friend of Tano during their amateurs years in Ivory Coast believe Coach Tano can take his son to the next level. After  following him during the Open of Ivory Coast Tano was very impressed with Romaric. With an average drive of 330 yards and a clubhead speed of 155 mph Romaric hit seventeen greens in regulation during the second round. After the Open they spent some time together working on his short game. At 26 years old Romaric has tremendous potentials to win a lot of professional events both in Africa and in the USA.

We wish Coach Tano and Romaric the best of luck as they team up together to conquer the world.


May 10th, 2022 | Meeting with Group Vivendi Africa

Today our meeting was a very productive one. We met with Mr. Stephane FAURES General Manager of Group Vivendi Africa (GVA). He loved SYGA vison and showed his full support. He would love the opportunity to be a partner but also reach out to other foreign based companies to share the vision. He was very impressed by the audacity of SYGA and believes this can be a model for the rest of Africa. We look forward to fostering the relationship.


May 7, 2022 | Golf Equipment Delivery 

Sankofa Youth Golf Association (SYGA) delivered some golf equipment to Jean Romaric Kouassi the number one Professional Golfer in Côte d’Ivoire as he prepares for the National Open next week. Equipment includes a Taylor Made golf bag, a set of Taylor Made P790 irons, some Taylor Made wedges, a Dz of Taylor Made golf balls and 2 Taylor Made gloves. I look forward to watching him play for the first time next week.

Past winners include Gary Player who won the inaugural event in 1980, Vijay Singh in 1989 and Ian Poulter in 1999.