Over 40 Professionals participate in 2023 Stanbic Entebbe Golf Open

The opening round for the professionals of the 2023 Stanbic Entebbe Golf Open kicked off on November 1, at the par-71 lake side golfing facility in Entebbe. 

A total of 43 professionals from Uganda, Zimbabwe, Kenya, and Malawi featured in 72-hole action that kicked off and is running for four days.

Several professionals are the home-based players with Kenya having three professionals, Zimbabwe (three), and Malawi having one.

According to Collins Nuwagira one of the tournament organizers, this year’s edition has attracted more players across Africa including Kenya, Rwanda, Namibia, Malawi, Tanzania, and Zimbabwe among others.

Ronald Otire one of the Ugandan players when approached after the first day, said the first round was good with favourable weather though had ups and downs but he is still looking forward to the best position.  

Dickson Lagulo one of the tournament starters highlighted that this year’s edition is the first event sponsored by Stanbic Bank.

The headline sponsor is Stanbic Bank with an investment of Shs100,000,000 of which Shs 36,000,000 will go straight to the professionals’ docket.

There is a hole-in-one prize (brand new car) on par-3 hole-10, fully insured by Jubilee Insurance Limited.

Liberty Gumisa a professional player from Zimbabwe noted that his only goal is to win the tournament and he is looking forward to fulfilling his dream.

When asked about the hole-in-one prize, Gumisa said that it will be very interesting and his sponsor will be very impressed as well. “If i win the brand new car I know am covered because my sponsor is a fuel company so i just need a car to put fuel in,” he added.

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