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UGU golfers to test South African golf courses

By Michael Nsubuga

Added 8th August 2017 10:27 AM

The two-night golf package the golfers are going to enjoy is worth sh6.8m for each pair

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South African High Commissioner to Uganda, Lekoa Solly Mollo (2nd R), congratulates Geoffrey Katooro (L) as he receives his ticket to South Africa from Jennifer Beattie ( 2nd L), group manager Africa sales and marketing director Sun City Golf Resort and South African Airways country manager Yogi Birigwa (R) after the Ladies Night Golf Tournament at Kitante. Photo by Michael Nsubuga

The two-night golf package the golfers are going to enjoy is worth sh6.8m for each pair

Three Uganda Golf Club golfers will live to remember last Friday’s Ladies Night tournament after their golf round won them a trip of a lifetime to South Africa.

What is usually a quiet competition attracted a record 160 players following a partnership by the ladies section with Sun International Group of South Africa.

All were in pursuit of the all-expenses paid trip to South Africa, which was the ultimate prize for the day's winner. But it was Geofrey Katoro who returned 45 stable ford points that will enjoy the fully paid trip for two to Johannesburg, stay at the Sun City Resort Palace for two nights and play a round of golf at the Gary Player or Lost City Country Clubs with halfway house vouchers.

Katoro will be joined by Patrick Kabonero and Lydia Mutesi who won from a raffle draw made after the tournament. The two will also enjoy similar privileges at the Cascades and Soho hotels.

The two-night golf package the golfers are going to enjoy is worth sh6.8m for each pair including air fare and taxes in economy class, airport transfers, luxury twin room accommodation, full English breakfast and two rounds of golf at the Gary Player or the Lost City golf clubs.

Jennifer Beattie Group Manager Africa Sales and Marketing Director Sun City Resort and South African ambassador to Uganda Lekoa Solly Mollo and South Africa Airways Country Manager-Uganda presided over the prize ceremony.

ydia utesi  receives his ticket to outh frica irways tella asibante and erald wachi hoto by ichael subugaLydia Mutesi (C) receives his ticket to South Africa Airways’ Stella Kasibante and Gerald Owachi. Photo by Michael Nsubuga

Lady vice-captain Anne Abeja said the exciting sponsorship followed their continuous engagement with their sponsors all intended to promote the game of golf in the country.

"We gave this offer because we want Ugandan golfers to experience South Africa and Sun City and enjoy some of South Africa phenomenal golf courses but Uganda is also an important market for Sun International," Beattie said.

Birigwa said they will continue sponsoring the ladies section tournaments every quarter. 

Results

Overall winner

Geofrey Katoro 45pts

Group A

Kate Kabenge 20pts

Peace Kabasweka 18

Group B

Esther Okullo 18

Margaret Turya 17

Group C

Shamim Juma 18

Popart Bharti 17

Men Group A

John Waigo 22

Ivan Koreta 21

Group B

James Sekajugo 25

David Ssekitoleko 23

Group C

Benson Katema 24

Mebs Juma 22

Guest winner: Harry Hakiza 30

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