All Set For The 2017 Uganda Golf Open

The 2017 Uganda Golf Open tournament will tee-off on Thursday, 7th, September, 2017 at the Uganda Golf club.

This year’s edition will be the 75th and with the tournament improving in every edition, the stake holders are more than optimistic.

Uganda Breweries Limited, through its flagship premium beer Tusker Malt Lager, completed the preparations for this year’s Open by handing over the sponsorship kits to the Uganda Golf Union on Tuesday,8thSeptmber,2017 at Uganda Golf Club. The sponsorship kits include; golf apparel, other media, merchandise, and logistical elements for prize giving.

Led by the Uganda Breweries Limited Head of Beers, Estella Muzito, Tusker Malt Lager handed over the sponsorship kits to the Uganda Golf Union President, Johnson Omolo and the Uganda Ladies Golf Union President, Maxi Byenkya.

The ceremony was also graced by other tournament sponsors such as; MAC East Africa, NTV Uganda, UAP Old Mutual, Case medcare, HTC, Capital FM, Ekspresso.

Speaking at the press conference, the Uganda Golf Union President, Johnson Omolo affirmed that; “We are ready for this year’s Tusker Malt Uganda Open tee off. All the players who registered and confirmed attendance will be teeing off as planned. This year as well, we have players coming in from all over Africa and we believe this is going to be an exciting Open.”

“The Tusker Malt Uganda Amateur Open is the biggest event on Uganda’s golf calendar and this year, we hope to even make it bigger.” He added.

Teeing off on Thursday the 7th September, will be the Ladies Open category that is hosting over 160 players from across Africa.

Also, Tusker Malt Lager has injected over UGX 500 million into this year’s tournament as assurance

to show its support for the development of the game golf in Uganda. There has been an increase in the cash sponsorship from UGX 230 million to UGX 250 million.

Last year’s winners

Ronald Otile – Amateur

Joshua Seale – pro

Flavia Namakula – Lady winner (but has now turned into pro)

2017 Uganda Golf Open Schedule

7th-9th Sept – Uganda Ladies Open

13th-16th Sept – 7th Uganda Amateurs Open

25th Sept – pro Arm

27th-30th Sept – Professionals

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