Vincent is Zambia’s first elected member of the Professional Golfers Association of America. His inspirational Journey to PGA membership has been covered by major golf publications and was recognized in the United States house of congress. In 2020, he was selected to the national PGA leadership development program which is a PGA initiative to identify future industry leaders from diverse backgrounds.
Vincent is a passionate motivational speaker and shares his message of hope, determination and resilience to various audiences. He picked up the game of golf at 9-years-old and didn’t look back. Despite limited resources, he won many tournaments and went on to represent the Zambia National team at international events. His ambitions for a career in golf first took him to England, then St Andrews in Scotland and back to Zambia where he facilitated the countries first Junior golf academy and became national coach at age 23. In 2013 he packed up and moved to America to pursue his ultimate goal of becoming a PGA golf professional. He endured loss of sponsorship and many other setbacks before finally achieving his goal in 2018. He draws his audience to the importance of never giving up, being open minded and living to try one more time after another.
Raised by the World is a 501(c)3 non-profit established in 2017. Its mission is to empower underserved youths in Zambian communities. Through partnerships with students from the University of Zambia and other higher learning institutions, we facilitate access to knowledge and career opportunities. Our mentorship outreach has to date empowered 3000 boys and girls with knowledge about developing and accomplishing a goal.
Through the foundation, we also organize the Albert Kabaso Junior Series which is a junior golf schedule of events across Zambia. Our aim is to increase participation in the game and at the same time, use it to promote core life skills and values amongst all participants. Please consider making a monetary donation and help us increase our outreach. All of your donations will be used to advance our mission.
MY PGA JOURNEY
“We didn’t really have any after school activities so, prior to golf, I was shooting birds and mice with catapults or swimming in a nearby snake and disease-infested stream.”
Senate RecognitionSenate RecognitionThe good thing about membership at Laurel Creek is that they encourage me to play. Every Monday I play in Philadelphia Section PGA assistant tournaments,” said the long-hitting Kabaso. “Laurel Creek is simply the best job I’ve ever had. The leadership at the club has created a great work environment – and it’s a great membership, too. CLICK HERE to watch the video.
Inducted to the Zambia Golf Union Hall of FameZambia Golf Hall of Fame Inducted to the Zambia Golf Union Hall of Fame class of 2019
- Founder of an empowerment nonprofit that provides mentorship programs to less privileged boys and girls outreach of 2000 presently
Founded Raised by the world Foundation
Founded the first junior golf academy in ZambiaFounded the first junior golf academy in Zambia Founded the first junior golf academy in Zambia which has introduced golf to over 500 kids
Vincent Kabaso PGA|| Copperbelt University TourVincent Kabaso PGA|| Copperbelt University Tour01 January 1970 - Current
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What people say about me
Vincent wanted to see the world and make it a better place. His positive attitude and persistence are a true testament to the students in our program and continue to be so today as his story lives on.
“The willingness of Vincent to pay the price to become a PGA Pro is an example for us all that attitude, perseverance, trust, hard work & resilience really can turn anyone’s vision into victory.”
“Challenge, change and commitment flow from Raised by the World. A must-read book for anyone serious about learning some of the best traits possible and taking incredible risks to better their lives.”
The PGA of America has made meaningful advancements in embracing and leveraging inclusion, and this impressive new class of PGA LEAD members represents a diverse group of individuals who are on a pathway to serve as future golf industry leaders