Golf is a sport envisaged by many as urban, for the rich and only for a certain category of people. In Uganda, majority of the competitions either take place at Kitante Golf Course or at Entebbe Golf Course.
However, there is chance to demystify the belilefs with the introduction of the Tusker Malt Golf Series expected to traverse the entire country.
While launching the inaugural edition on Monday morning at Uganda golf club, Juliana Kaggwa, the Uganda Breweries Limited Managing Director indicated that the biggest objective of this tournament is to spread the game to the rest of the country.
” We have been part of the Uganda Golf Open in the previous years but we believe this is a big platform for the sport. It is a chance to spread the game across the country and also help golfers feature regularly.” She said.
The series will see both seasoned and new golfers play across seven golf courses with a chance for golfers from within the region also feature.
The inaugural edition will tee off on 12th October at the Uganda golf club before moving to Tooro club in Fort Portal and Mbarara Sports Club on 10th and 24th November respectively.
The fourth and final event this year will be in Jinja on 8th December before the series continue at Entebbe golf club, Lake Victoria Serena-Kigo and the final round at Uganda golf club.
Players will contest in teams of two or as individuals with over 100 million shillings up for grabs in cash prize. The overall winners in both the ladies and men categories will have an all expenses paid trip to Pattaya in Thailand.
The series will run for 17 weeks from 12th October 2018 to 23rd February 2019. The championship comes along with several sponsors including Tusker Malt Lager, MTN, Pepsi, Kenya Ports Authority, Shell Vivo Energy, CBA Bank Uganda and Serena Hotels and Ethiopian Airlines.
Dates and Venues
12th October 2018- Golf Course Club
10th November 2018- Tooro Golf Club
24th November 2018- Mbarara Sports Club
8th December 2018 – Jinja Golf club
26th January 2019- Entebbe Golf club
2nd February 2019- Lake Victoria Serena Kigo
23rd February 2019- Golf Course Club.