Lake Victoria Serena Golf Course hosts inaugural members and guests tourney

1st Lake Victoria Serena members and guests Golf Tourney:

Overall Winners:

  • Anne Abeja (Women) -H/C 11 –  30 Points (Count-back)
  • Jadu Patel (Men) – H/C 12 – 34 Points (Count-back)

Member Winner:

  • Moses Matisko – H/C 06 – 34 Points
KAWOWO SPORTS
Lake Victoria Serena Golf Course

Golf remains one of those perfect sporting disciplines that provide the excellent platform for networking, healthy competition and exercising opportunity as well.

A round of golf or two guarantees the golfer that lee way to walk, slope and climb yards on the course with the after game postmortem and other business usually discussed with soothing refreshments preferably a glass of Johnnie Walker Blue Label.

Arguably regarded as the most scenic golf course in Uganda, the Lake Victoria Serena Golf Resort and Spa is a must attend facility.

Located along the shores of Lake Victoria in the tranquil Kigo Township, 8km off the Kampala – Entebbe Highway, Lake Victoria Serena Golf Resort and Spa should be every golfers’ intended destiny for its picturesque appearance, amazing fair-ways and state of art well maintained greens.

During the Janani Luwum public holiday, the facility hosted at least 60 golfers for the first members and guests invitational tournament.

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A golfer chips to the 9th pin towards the Club House at the serene Lake Victoria Serena Golf facility

As early as 7:00 a.m, the first set of golfers teed off under the morning and chilly breeze from Lake Victoria, Africa’s largest fresh water body.

By 5:00 p.m, the last golfers had already returned to the club house with their score cards ready to be sorted as they refreshed in the locker rooms ready for the 19th hole experience with the official prize giving ceremony, dinner, drinks and partying till late.

At exactly 7:00 p.m, MC John Kato ushered in the guests and golfers for the prize giving ceremony on the veranda of the club house overlooking Lake Victoria.

Anne Abeja playing off handicap 11 returned 30 points to win on count back against the chasing pack of Liu Min Shu and Irene Nakalembe.

Abeja earned herself a shopping voucher courtesy of Serena Hotel and a glittering trophy.

L-R: Liu Min Shu, Maxi Byenkya and Ian Parker before tee off

In the Men’s category where 48 golfers took part, Jadu Patel, handicap 12 scored 34 points to win on count back over Moses Matisko and Manesh Tailor for the overall men trophy, a shopping voucher and a bottle of Johnnie Walker Blue Label.

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Overall men winner Jadu Patel (right) receives his trophy

The special prize was reserved for the member winner, Matisko who out staged the 24 registered members who took part.

House of Walker
Moses Matisko, the M.D of Pinnacle Security as he addresses the guests shortly after collecting his trophy and Johnnie Walker Blue label as the best Club member

Matisko congratulated the other players on the day as he called upon the rest of the golfers to subscribe for membership at the wonder golf course.

Manesh Tailor smiled with a Johnnie Walker Platinum bottle for finishing as the overall runners up gentleman.

Side Bets:

Longest Drive and Nearest to the pin contests:

Former Uganda Golf Union president Kiroywa Kiwanuka took home a fire blanket courtesy of Pinnacle Security for winning the nearest to the pin male courtesy.

Anne Abeja won the ladies version for the same prize.

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Anne Abeja, the overall women winner and the champion of the nearest to the pin contest

Faiz Alam and Irene Nakalembe won the men and women respective longest drive contests to return home with Fire Blankets too.

Membership at the Lake Victoria Serena Golf and Spa course goes for $6000 with an annual subscription of $1500.

Some of the country’s senior citizens as ministers, Members of Parliament, lawyers and businessmen graced the tourney.

Some of these included John Byabagambi (Minister of State for Karamoja Affairs), John Nasasira, Amos Nzeyi, Kiryowa Kiwanuka, Johnson Omolo (President Uganda Golf Union) and many others.

“We welcome you to this fantastic and best course in Uganda. We are here to inspire and celebrate the legacy of Johnnie Walker. I encourage many of you to join the bandwagon and become members of this golf course,” Amos Nzeyi noted in a brief address.

A golfer chips towards the greens

Similar tournaments will be held throughout the year, albeit, on invitational basis as the course continues to undergo the 18 holes metamorphosis and other up-grades.

List of winners:

Women:

Winner: Anne Abeja H/C 11 – 30 Points (CountBack)

Others:
Irene Nakalembe H/C 5 – 30 Points

Liu Min Shu H/C 21 – 30 Points

Aggie Konde H/C 13 – 25 Points

Maxi Byenkya H/C 16 – 22 Points

Men:

Overall Winner: Jadu Patel H/C 12 – 34 Points (Count Back)

Runners up: Manesh Tailor H/C 21 – 34 Points

Member Winner:  Moses Matisko H/C 06 – 34 Points

Others:

Gen. Gier Choang H/C 28 – 33 Points

Amos Nzeyi H/C 17 – 33 Points

Sam Byaruhanga H/C 10 – 33 Points

Kiryowa Kiwanuka H/C 16 – 32 Points

Michale Tumusiime H/C 5 – 32 Points

Faiz Alam – 32 Points

Brian Rwabogo H/C 7 – 30 Points

Dr. K. Ssebaale H/C 15 – 30 Points

D. Kajungu H/C 23 – 30 Points

John Muchiri H/C 14 – 30 Points

Hon. John Byabagambi H/C 10 – 27 Points

Side Bets:

Longest Drive: Faiz Alam (Men) and Irene Nakalembe (Women)

Nearest to the pin: Kiryowa Kiwanuka (Men) and Anne Abeja (Women)