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Golfers fight for sh10m in CBA Captain's Prize tournament

By Michael Nsubuga

Added 17th April 2018 04:05 PM

The sh70m sponsored tournament is expected to attract over 200 golfers.

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CBA Bank's Executive Director Joseph Mahugu (center) opens the door of the Hole-in One KIA Sorento as they pose with other bank staff Anthony Ndegwa (4th right) and Peter Kabba (right) alongside KIA Motors Acting General Manager Aitham Sultan (3rd right) at Kitante. PHOTO: Michael Nsubuga

The sh70m sponsored tournament is expected to attract over 200 golfers.

Stiff competition is expected as Uganda professional golfers fight for a share of sh10m during the Commercial Bank of Africa (cba) Captain’s Prize golf tournament that starts, April 18-21.

The sh70m sponsored tournament is expected to attract over 200 golfers.

An opportunity to win the over a sh200m brand new KIA Sorento for a hole-in-one on hole No. 9 is open to all golfers, after an offer of the car once again from KIA Motors.

“This is our first competition this year and every one of us is looking forward to it. Each of us needs the money because we haven’t had any competition this year. All the 25 professionals have been training hard for the tournament, so I expect stiff competition,” Uganda Professional Golfers Association captain Deo Akope said after receiving the prize money cheque from CBA Bank's Executive Director Joseph Mahugu at Kitante on Tuesday. 

Mahugu said this was the first of many engagements the bank was going to undertake, both as a way of growing the sport and giving back to their customers.

“Having been in Uganda for five years now, we feel obliged to give back to our customers for the support they have extended to us in this short time and golf has the right avenue to start with,” Mahugu said.

“We are driven by the desire to create highly efficient channels that in turn avail our customers with the possibility of doing more with their time and we believe sports and golf in particular is one way people often spend their time, so we thought it right to come and identify with the people’s passion,” Mahugu stated.

Other bank staff Anthony Ndegwa, Peter Kabba alongside KIA Motors Acting General Manager Aitham Sultan UPGA captain Deo Akope and UGC club Secretary Paul Nuwagaba attended the launch.

Nuwagaba said the golf club was excited and lauded CBA for including the professionals in the sponsorship.

The tournament starts with a Pro-Am tournament on Wednesday before the professionals take on the course on Thursday and Friday ahead of the amateurs’ main event on Saturday.

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