UGC promote unity with in-house event
Posted Friday, October 4 2013 at 01:00
KAMPALA- Although Entebbe Golf Club (EGC) is the place to be as women fight for honours in the 60th Uganda Ladies Amateur Open, the golfers not involved are looking to make the most of the weekend elsewhere.
Uganda Golf Club (UGC) members are set to continue fostering togetherness amongst their social groups at the club. There are no less than five sub-groups including Gudlife, Wellout, Mulungushi, Malwa and Barclays Bar amongst others at the club and each of them identifies itself with their respective seating positions at the 19th hole of UGC.
The outspoken Gudlife are at the forefront of forging and cementing friendships with the other social groups and are currently taking the lead to organize in-house competitions.
After playing the Dr Martin Aliker-led Mulungushi group in May 2009 and the Joseph Bagabo-led Gudlife AM in February this year, the group are back with what has been dubbed ‘clash of the big boys’ when Gudlife (AM & PM) host Wellout headed by Charles Kareba today.
The event to be played under the four-ball better-ball format will be played at the lavish Palm Valley Golf and Country Club in Kakungulu and is sponsored by Bollore Africa Logistics.
The tee-off times have been set between 11am and 1pm to cater for the travelling members and will also involve professionals that have subscribed to Gudlife Group, who will have a sizeable cash tonic at stake. “It is unfortunate we are clashing with the ladies event,” said Gudlife Secretary Isaac Kisembo.
“But we set our dates earlier and it is unfortunate that the ladies changed date and venue of the Open and did not edit the union calendar, which is a basis on which all events are scheduled.” Tournament director Fabian Rwalinda is optimistic the third get-together tournament will be as memorable as the previous ones with several thrills and spills.
“When we (Gudlife) organise something, we want to offer the very best,” said Rwalinda. “Everything will be top notch and the highlights of the day shall include the pressure group of Gudlife captains AM&PM, Prof. Samuel Sejjaaka and Simon Lugolobi versus captains Wellout Charles Kareba and John Mwalimu.”
The other match-ups to watch out for is 12:50pm tee-off of Trustees of Gudlife Hon. Eng. John Byabagambi and Ferdinand Mugisha versus Wellout Trustees Emmanuel Wamala & Daniel Kalimuzo and 12:40pm tee-off of the Uganda Golf Union (UGU) president Amos Nzeyi and former UGC captain Samuel Okello-Ocero vs Wellout top shots Sabiiti Bageine and Reginald Kafeero.
Also lined up later in the year are Gudlife(AM & PM) against Entebbe, the rematch of Gudlife AM facing off Gudlife PM, hosted by Gudlife AM, the rematch of Gudlife (AM & PM) taking on Wellout, hosted by Wellout and Gudlife(AM & PM) rubbing shoulders with the Expatriate Community.