Strong field grace 9th Entebbe Chairman’s Golf tourney

9th Entebbe Chairman’s Golf Cup

Overall Winners

  • Men: Khemis Lutajjani (40 Stable ford points)
  • Women: Wendy Angudeyo (47 Stable ford points)
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Overall winners Khemis ‘Kemo’ Lutajjani and Weny Angudeyo with their prizes

Two hundred forty three golfers across the region gathered at the lake side 1901 founded Entebbe Golf Club course to play, socialize and network on Saturday.

Using four clubs only, the golfers had a round of 18 holes throughout the sunny day.

Of these 216 were amateur golfers and the others professionals, including one from horn of Africa nation, Ethiopia.

Of course, for obvious reasons, the overwhelming number is greatly attributed to the $88,000 Jeep that the sponsors staked for that lucky golfer who would sink in a hole-in-one on hole 13.

The main focus was therefore on hole 13, although no golfer was successful on the par 4.

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A golfer chips from the bunker at Entebbe Golf Course

Surprise Winners

Mehta Club golfer Lutajjani Khemis and Uganda Golf Club’s Wendy Angudeyo smiled home with the overall men and women prizes.

Handicap 36 lady golfer Angudeyo testified to the fully packed gallery that her major aim on the day among others was to win a brand new Jeep Grand Cherokee worth $88,000 that was staked for a successful player with a hole in one shot on hole 13.

An excited Angudeyo, who posted 20 stable ford points on the front 9 before returning 27 on the 9 to amass a total of 47 points said;

I left my car in Kampala and boarded to Entebbe for the round of golf with a friend. I wanted to win the Jeep but becoming the overall winner is good enough.

The male overall winner Lutajjani, a comedian playing off handicap 22 tallied 40 points and dedicated the victory to the mother.

When I left home, I told mum, I am going to play golf and there is a prize of  a car to be won.

Winning the overall men prize is as well good. I dedicate this trophy to my mother

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UPDF golfer, Timothy Okwi, handicap 7 scored 38 stable ford points to finish as runners up in group A behind winner Collins ‘Stamina’ Ajidra

Other top performers

Ritah Akot Apell smiled to the podium with the Group A top prize as Peace Kabweske took Group B .

Patrick Kagoro, Suubi Kiwanuka and Collins ‘Stamina’ Ajidra won the respective men’s Group A, B and C.

Uganda Golf Club professional Phillip Kasozi recovered from an boggy start on day one when he posted 76 gross to a level par score line and beat 26 other pros including Ethiopia’s Haile.

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Professional Winner Phillip Kasozi recieves the Shs.10M total kitty from Kwame Ejalu, the chairperson of Afrisafe Risk Consultants

Kasozi thus took the largest share of the Shs.10M total kitty staked by the tournament sponsors, Afrisafe who vowed to finance the tournament for ages.

Perfect approach chip onto the greens from Rita Apell

The tournament has been now held for 9 consecutive years.

Golfers used the tourney to perfect their swing, approach and putting ahead of the prestigious Uganda Open that tees off on 9th September with the ladies open.

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Golfers used the tourney to harness their skills ahead of the prestigious 75th Uganda Open

The guests and golfers wined and dined till late at the famous 19th hole with the ever vibrant Entebbe Choir dictating terms in the wee hours of night.