Just a day to the highly anticipated Tusker Malt 2017 Uganda golf open, everything seems set and ready to get the tournament underway.
From the organisers to sponsors, golfers, cuddies, host ground (Kitante Golf Course) to the enthusiastic golf fans, the anticipation is high.
On Tuesday morning, the Ladies open which will be the first category of the tournament was officially launched at Uganda golf course, Kitante in Kampala.
Uganda Golf Union President, Johnson Omolo indicated that everything is set to have a great tournament which will run for close to a month.
“As Uganda Golf Union, we are fully set for the open, the course is ready, the organisation has been massive and we are all gearing up for the challenge and competition across all the categories,” he said.
At the same event, lead sponsor, Uganda Breweries Limited through their flagship brand Tusker Malt Lager proved their commitment.
Head of beer at Uganda Breweries Limited, Estella Muzito unveiled the kit that the golfers will don during the tournament and she also pledged support and commitment.
“We are proud to continue our partnership with the game of golf and in particular the Uganda open. We are looking forward to a great experience, the prizes at stake are high and everything seems better than before,” she noted.
A couple of other sponsors have come on board including MAC East Africa the suppliers of ISUZU who have offered cash sponsorship of Shs15 million.
The others include Case Clinic, Ekspresso, and NTV among others.
The tournament officially tees off on Thursday September 7, with the Ladies Open category that is hosting over 160 players from across Africa.
This will be played up to September 9 with the main event carrying Handicap 0-18 while the subsidiary event starts from handicap 19-36.
With defending champion Flavia Namakula turning Professional, there will definitely be a new champion this time.
The amateurs will play from September 13–16 after a week of recess while the professionals will play from September 27-30.
Tusker Malt have injected Shs500 million into this year’s open with half of it being cash prize while the other half in kind.