Uganda Golf Club readies itself for Cross Country

Friday November 22 2019

Different Challenge. (L-R) CEO of Trackers

Different Challenge. (L-R) CEO of Trackers Safari Lodge Moses Turyatemba, Lady Captain Abeja, Competitions Secretary Ladies Section Peace Muyege and Kenya Ports Authority’s Mohammed Jezan at the launch on Wednesday. PHOTO: JB SSENKUBUGE 

By INNOCENT NDAWULA

A field of 200 golfers is readying to play in tomorrow’s Cross Country Golf Challenge at the challenging par-72 Uganda Golf Club (UGC), Kitante course.

The exciting competition, however, is not your everyday golf tournament.

The event, organised by the Ladies Section of UGC, is one where the course outlay is redesigned to give a player a different experience. This particular tournament, according to Lady Captain Anne Abeja, will be played over 16 holes rather than the traditional 18 holes.

“One of the holes will have golfers teeing from the tee-box of hole No.10 for the greens of hole No.8,” Abeja observed yesterday.

“There is also a par-6 that starts from the tee-box of hole No.3 and concludes at the greens of hole No.4,” she added.

The other par-6 of the competition will run from the tee-box of hole No.14 for the greens of hole No.16.

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The overall wines in the ladies and men’s categories shall, among other things, receive three nights of accommodation courtesy of Trackers Safari Lodge in Bwindi, a 5-star and world class venue, and one air-ticket each to the impenetrable forest provided by Aerolink.

Trophies shall be presented to 26 winners including guests, seniors and juniors on an evening that will be crowned with engaging activity.

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