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Khisa rediscovers himself through golf

By Michael Nsubuga

Added 31st May 2016 09:10 PM

Khisa was part of the Sky Jammers team that won the national league basketball in the 90’s

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Khisa was part of the Sky Jammers team that won the national league basketball in the 90’s

After a successful basketball career spanning over 20 years, former Sky Jammers star Godwin Khisa has decided to rebrand the sportsman in him through another sport, golf.

Having joining the sport a month ago Khisa (handicap 28) competed in his first tournament, the Eskom Golf Open, at Jinja Club over the weekend, returning 84 nett which he believes was a good score for a rookie of his caliber.

“Give me two months and I will be okay. The only hindrance is I work in Kampala and yet have to train and play in Jinja but I’m hitting them very far and it is only my short game that I have to work on,” Khisa said.

“I’m very passionate about the game and it is the sport I would cherish to play and would recommend to anyone; it is fun hitting and lifting that ball. It is a mental game which requires technique and game reading so I have to ensure I practice the right things,” Khisa stated.

“Even when I’m not on the course I now visualize a lot about the game; it is one sport you can sleep and dream about and be eager to hit the course the following day,” Khisa who is determined to quickly make an impact in the sport noted.

And his trainer Jinja Golf Club pro Brian Toolit is optimistic Khisa will make a good golfer.

“He has the composure and likes the game but he has to work hard to get where he wants to be,” Toolit advised.

Khisa who has played basketball since 1994 was part of the Sky Jammers team that won the national league in the 90’s and only quit competitive basketball last year after featuring for Ndejje University.

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