Entebbe seeks to unseat West Nile on Uganda Golf Tour

Saturday August 10 2019

Out to win. Irene Nakalembe is one of Entebbe’s

Out to win. Irene Nakalembe is one of Entebbe’s players to watch.PHOTO BY EDDIE CHICCO  


Despite being a rather quiet team, Entebbe Club is one of the five clubs to win at least a leg on the Uganda Golf Tour (UGT).
Entebbe, arguably the most vocal side, won the Jinja leg on June 15 and are currently third on the standings with 120 collated points.
There are two rounds left on the Tour and Entebbe will hope to maximise home advantage when they host a 200-man field at the par-71 course today.
“We host events right from January so we are always ready to host 220 golfers from the whole of Uganda,” said Entebbe Club captain Edwin Tumusiime.
“About 100 are from Entebbe and we are looking forward to receiving and beating our visitors on our tuff,” he said.
Entebbe is currently 148 points behind leaders West Nile but they hope to unseat them by the time today’s round and next weekend’s leg at Kitante are done.
“We are not only planning to reduce it, we are slashing it off in the final two events starting this Saturday (today) at home,” a confident Tumusiime stated.
West Nile Club based in Arua has won three legs in Mbale, their own and at Namulonge. Entebbe aims to become the fourth club to win its home leg after West Nile, Tooro and Mbarara.
On the Tour, Patrick Mugisha, John Muchiri and Robert Sempebwa have been Entebbe’s best players in the respective men’s groups.
But most points have come from ladies’ who have trekked the country; Melon Kyomugisha, Resty Nalutaaya and Diana Nambalirwa.
Tumusiime will need those to star again plus the bandwagon led by Uganda Golf Union head Innocent Kihika Elly Mukasa, Kiryowa Kiwanuka, Michael Monne and ladies like Irene Nakalembe. Irrespective, leaders West Nile have mastered the art of collecting points across the board through players like Hussein Alemiga, Siraj Onzima, Godfrey Obitre-Gama, Wendy Angudeyo and Patricia Nakuya. Uganda Golf Club and Tooro players are as well keen to spoil Entebbe’s party.