Golf: Rugunda Flags Off Africa Zone Vi Championship

Prime Minister Dr Ruhakana Rugunda has on behalf of President Museveni officially opened the three day Africa zone VI Golf Championship that tees off this Thursday at Uganda Golf Club Kitante.

President Museveni in his message delivered by the Premier on Wednesday during the flag raising ceremony wished team Uganda success and implored them to produce their best at the tournament and make our mother land Uganda very proud.

“I implore you to put up a tight spirited fight in the game with your country at heart, troche focus on your destination and I am sure you will not miss it, more about ” read the President’s message delivered by Dr Rugunda.

President Museveni said “if we could always do our best in life, we could have nothing to regret.”

In his message, he also quoted American football legend Terry Bradshaw saying, “When you have got something to prove, there is nothing greater than a challenge.”

The tournament which starts with singles round before doubles and foursomes has attracted South Africa, Kenya, Botswana, Malawi, Namibia, Zambia, Swaziland, Zimbabwe and host Uganda.

Dr Rugunda in his remarks congratulated the Uganda Golf Union for organising this tournament and showcasing Uganda’s full sporting and tourism potential.

“Let me also thank the members of Uganda Golf Club for maintaining this greenbelt and making good use of the land which as you will all agree is a valuable resource,” said Rugunda.


He also applauded the golfing fraternity for complimenting government efforts of promoting diplomacy and making Africa one, adding that Pan Africanism was one of the cornerstones of the NRM ideology.

Africa Golf Confederation President, Joe Malanji praised Uganda for the high level of preparedness in hosting this event and the commitment of the country’s leadership towards promoting the sport.

Uganda Golf Union President, Kiryowa Kiwanuka wooed the visiting teams to explore Uganda’s vast tourism attractions.

South Africa are the record winners of the championship with 19 victories since 1995.

In attendance were Golf Club captain, Henry Rugamba, Minister of Works and Transport, John Byabagambi, Minister of Information and National Guidance, Jim Muhwezi, Sports State Minister, Charles Bakkabulindi and officials from the Royal and Ancient club of Scotland.

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