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Singleton Golf Challenge returns with a bang at Entebbe Club

By Michael Nsubuga

Added 9th January 2020 10:16 PM

Round one of the match play competition starts in February with those who miss out on the qualifiers playing in the subsidiary event every month.

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Entebbe Club Captain Edwin Tumusiime (2nd left) addresses the press flanked by Singleton's Annette Nakiyaga (left), Marvin Kagoro and Serena's Allen Ampaire (right) during the launch of this year's tournament at Serena on Tuesday. Photos by Michael Nsubuga

Round one of the match play competition starts in February with those who miss out on the qualifiers playing in the subsidiary event every month.

GOLF    SINGLETON CHALLENGE

Uganda’s most exciting golf tournament-the Singleton Challenge is back with Season Four teeing off at Entebbe Club on Saturday.

Over 250 golfers have subscribed for Saturday's round which is the qualifier to the main event of the four-ball-better match play tournament that will run for seven consecutive months.

Each pair will be required to take part in the qualifying round which will be played on a medal format of play, with the best 60 pairs’ joining the defending champions and another three pairs (wild cards) picked by the sponsors making the final 64 pairs from the qualifying round.

 kspressos ohn atto center addresses the press flanked by cosponsors representatives ennis awalya left race atima 2nd left nthony degwa and van ugisha during the launch at erena anuary 7 2020 Ekspresso's John Katto (center) addresses the press flanked by co-sponsors representatives Dennis Kawalya (left), Grace Katima (2nd left), Anthony Ndegwa and Ivan Mugisha during the launch at Serena, January 7, 2020.

 


The winning team this year will again enjoy a fully paid golfing trip to watch the OMEGA Dubai Desert Classic in January 2021.

There will also be business class return air tickets courtesy of Rwanda Air that is providing 12 tickets to different destinations in the world other than London, Mumbai and China.

A brand new Mitsubishi Pajero 2020 model for a hole-in-one on any of the par-3’s on the Entebbe course is one of the main attractions as the 4th edition starts.

There are also other monthly prizes that include monthly subscription packages on DStv, golf accessories and HTC goodies on top of golfing experiences at the Lake Victoria Serena Golf Resort.

 olfers model and dance during last years allwhite 19thhole experience Golfers model and dance during last year's all-white 19th-hole experience.

 


As is the Singleton's routine to provide immediate pleasure in its entirety, the fourth season will continue the tradition of exciting and fun-filled 19th-hole experiences. And to get things in motion this weekend is an all-white party.

The co-sponsors of the event include RwandAir, Ekspresso, Mitsubishi Motors, DStv, Pinnacle Security, cba Bank, Serena Hotel, HTC hub and Street Club who back to support the event alongside new entrants MARSH Insurance and Golf Bycentrics.

Last year’s winning pair of Richard Lutwama and Robert Busingye will soon enjoy a fully paid golfing trip to watch the Omega Dubai Desert Classic in Dubai, January 20-27.

 


“I want to thank all our sponsors; this is an unbreakable bond and we are going to keep it and ensure our partners get value for their money,” Nakiyaga said.

“Singleton has changed the game of golf and it has added lifestyle and fresh air and opened it up to more people and they love the game and it has created experiences, and they are enjoying themselves.

“The tournament is now by far the biggest tournament in East Africa and it will soon become a regional event. We have invested over sh700m in this year’s tournament and it keeps growing and getting better each year,” Nakiyaga stated.

Round one of the match play competition starts in February with those who miss out on the qualifiers playing in the subsidiary event every month.

 

 


Sponsors speak about the Singleton

Annet Nakiyaga (UBL) – Golfers have tested a 12-year old for three years but this year they are going to test a 15-year old and an 18-year old whisky.

 John Katto (CEO Ekspresso) - We are proud to be co-sponsors and we shall be refreshing golfers on and off the course. Ekspresso is committed to serving you in the best way possible.

Anthony Ndegwa (CEO cba Bank) – As a bank we are proud to be co-sponsors for the second year running. Last year was very exciting and as a brand we have seen value in this partnership.

Singleton has grown with the game and we hope this year is going to be much better and we hope more sponsors can join to enhance the experience. We believe that golf in Uganda can take this country forward. We want to promote the game in the country so that our players can be able to participate in the regional events and nurture local talent.

Ivan Mugisha (RwandAir) – We’ve created a bond with this tournament and we will continue sponsoring year in year out and we always look towards another exciting event. We shall be offering 12 air tickets to both players in the main and subsidiary events and the Grand Finale.

Dennis Kawalya (Golf Bycentrics) - This is our fourth year and we have been the visual partners of this event and through the Singleton the golfers have appreciated the value of the various media and we shall continue to bring the game to life through the lens with more visual productions.

Allen Ampaire (Serena Hotels) – This tournament is very important for us because we are trying to grow golf tourism in Uganda. We equally have a very beautiful course, so Singleton lays a foundation for the growth of golf and that is very important for us. We thank all our partners that have kept with us in this tournament.

Every course is different for the golfers so we welcome all the golfers to the best course in East and Central Africa.

 olfers who stood out pose with their trophies after the ingleton quarter finals at ntebbe lub ay 12 2019 Golfers who stood out pose with their trophies after the Singleton quarter-finals at Entebbe Club, May 12, 2019.

 

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