200-man field for UGC Lady Captain’s Prize - Daily Monitor

200-man field for UGC Lady Captain’s Prize

Friday March 15 2019

By DARREN ALLAN KYEYUNE

KAMPALA. Anne Abeja will celebrate a successful year as Uganda Golf Club (UGC) lady captain this weekend.
This will be at a customary ‘Thank You’ event - the UGC Lady Captain’s Prize - at the par-72 course in Kitante on Saturday.
“This has always been the biggest tournament on our calendar,” stated Abeja during the press conference at UGC yesterday. A field of 240 players is set to take part with representation from UGC, Entebbe, Palm Valley, Arua, Serena, Mbale and 25 golfers who will be coming in from Nyahururu Golf Club in Kenya.
Abeja, who took over from Dr. Mary Ochieng last year, says the 29th edition of this showpiece is a unique one. “First, we have new partners and that depicts the value they derive from partnering with us,” she said.
South Africa Airways remain the tournament flagship sponsors. The flight company has doubled tickets to four for the two overall winners from the men and women’s side to either Johannesburg, Cape Town or Durban.
“It gives us pleasure to be partnering with UGC Ladies for the fourth time in a row,” South African Airways Country Manager Yogi Birigwa said.
“That doesn’t mean that because I am a lady, that’s why I am sponsoring. No. South Africa is one of the best golf destinations and we are in partnership to develop golf tourism beyond the destinations we fly to.”
New partners include Inspirations World of Beauty and Uganda Breweries with their brand Tusker Malt, joining the list that has Pinnacle, Stanbic Bank, Marsh Uganda and Crown Beverages.
“March is a month to celebrate Women’s Day achievements,” said UBL’s representative Kelvin Gumisiriza. “We are committed to golf as a sport as seen with the just concluded Tusker Malt Golf Series.”
“Regarding the game, our Hole No.4 has been under renovation and will be re-opened. There is a water feature ahead of it and it plays long and short a times which will be a challenge for many,” remarked Abeja.

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