Kasozi, who won last year, is part of the professionals who are fighting for a prize kitty of sh7m.
Phillip Kasozi is looking to defend his title in the 10th edition of the Entebbe Chairman’s cup golf tournament that tees off Thursday at Entebbe Club.
Kasozi, who won last year, is part of the professionals who are fighting for a prize kitty of sh7m, in a 36-hole contest before the main event on Saturday where over 200 amateur golfers will be in contention.
Addressing the press during the launch of this year’s stable ford full handicap format tournament, Afrisafe Chairman Kwame Ejalu unveiled a sh80m sponsorship and three co-sponsors for the unique event, where each player picks their best four clubs which they use throughout the 18-hole round.
This year’s tournament has two brand new cars; an $88,000 (sh325m) Jeep Cherokee and a Fiat fullback Pick Up worth 42,600 euros (sh184m) as Hole-in-One prize.
“We have decided to make this year’s edition special and we have been joined by Commercial Bank of Africa, Uganda Breweries and Marasa Africa Group. Entebbe has a long heritage spanning over 100 years and it is that heritage that we saw and liked and wanted to attach ourselves to,” Kwame said.
“We staked a Cherokee the last time and no one won it, so it has given birth to another car which can both be won on two different holes,”
Entebbe Captain Edwin Tumusiime thanked the sponsors and said the golfers will try their luck on winning the two cars on the short par threes; hole-No. 6 and 12 and that the course was in pristine condition.
Cba’s Anthony Ndegwa said golf was an important sport in the country and that their desire as sponsors was to see the game grow and putting Uganda’s golf on the global map and supporting youngsters so that they can represent Uganda and promote tourism.
Annette Nakiyaga said they were looking to Saturday’s action because the sport continues to grow each passing day.