KAMPALA. Anne Abeja has described the August 17-18 inaugural Uganda Golf Club Ladies Open at Kitante as a “landmark event” for the game.
The tournament will start with a caddies’ open set to attract over 100 participants on August 13 while there will also be a subsidiary event for the men, of handicap 28 and below, on the final day.
A field of 250 players, from all golf clubs in the country, is projected to feature with some invited from Nigeria’s IBB and Rwanda’s Kigali golf clubs. Players from Kenya’s Muthaiga, Limuru, Vetlab and Thika are also invited to grace this event. Ladies of handicap 24 and below will take part in the medal category while those between handicap 25 to 36 will battle in the Stableford class like their male colleagues.
“This a landmark event for us because it provides a larger platform to celebrate ladies golf and promote tourism,” Abeja said ahead of the event sponsored by Uganda Breweries’ Baileys brand, JonConnect, Uganda Communications Commission, Expresso, Commercial Bank of Africa, La Cedri Forex Bureau and Century Bottling Company.
“With this kind of arrangement in place annually, we shall have an extra championship to compete in.”
Unfortunately, the event might have no professionals’ event if the organizers cannot tie down support for a kitty.
“We have all intentions to have this event because there are about 40 pros that can take part but we need more support because they play for a kitty.”