Tusker Malt Lager increases its sponsorship into this year’s edition of the Uganda Golf Open.


 

… Ladies Open added to the Tusker Malt Uganda Open category……..

 

 

 

Uganda Breweries Limited, through its premium brand Tusker Malt Lager, has today announced sponsorship of the 75th edition of the annual Tusker Malt Uganda Open Golf Tournament scheduled for the 7th September, 2017 – 30th September, 2017 at the prestigious and historic Uganda Golf Club.

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.

In a bid to further raise the profile of the Tusker Malt Uganda Golf Open within the region and sub-Saharan Africa, as well as attract notable professional players from across the globe, Tusker Malt Lager has amplified its cash sponsorship of this year’s tournament.

Joseph Bagabo Captain of the Uganda Golf Club speaks during the launch of the Uganda Golf Open 2017

The Uganda Breweries Limited marketing director, Juliana Kaggwa, made the announcement during a press conference to communicate the upcoming tournament dates.

“Our partnership with the Uganda Golf Union from 2010 has yielded tremendous results. Our ultimate aim is to work closely with the Union to turn the Tusker Malt Uganda Golf Open into one of the biggest and most sought after tournaments in Africa.” She said.

Set to be played over 18 holes on one of the toughest courses in Uganda, the Tusker Malt Uganda Golf Open will attract over 500 amateurs, pros, seasoned pros and unseeded local players for the ladies, amateur and professional ranks tee off, in what is expected to be one of the most competitive and exciting tournaments in recent history.

According to the Uganda Golf Union, this year’s Open will have three parts of the tournament. The ladies will be playing from 7th September – 9th September, 2017, the amateurs will play from 13th September – 16th September, 2017, while the professionals will play from 27th September – 30th September, 2017.

Juliana Kagwa, Uganda Breweries Ltd Marketing Director speaks during the launch of the 2017 Uganda Golf Open as Johnson Omolo and Joseph Bagabo look on

“The game of golf has steadily grown in Uganda and we have seen a rise in the number of club memberships across the country, both by male and female golfers, young and old. The Uganda Open offers golfers a chance to shine at the big stage, and to showcase Uganda to international golf tournaments as well as generate revenue for the country.” said the Uganda Golf Union President, Mr. Johnson Omolo.

“Golf is fast becoming a lifestyle preference for a considerable number of Ugandans and Tusker Malt Lager will continue with the sponsorship of premier golf events such as the Uganda Open which allow us to support the development of the game, as well as connect with customers by sharing their passion and interests.” concluded Ms. Juliana Kagwa

Tusker Malt Lager embodies the spirit of the game of golf. Tusker Malt lager is slow brewed with an ingredient base of 100% malt giving it that unmistakably rich, smooth premium taste that is widely recognized and that consumers have grown to love.

Ronald Otile retains his Tusker Malt Uganda Open trophy in style.


 

Ronald Otile successfully defended his Tusker Malt Uganda Open trophy after a four day play at the Kitante Golf Course.

Ronald Otile led his group by five shots as he posted a score of 74 on day four of the Tusker Malt Uganda Open. He posted an overall score of 291 (74, 69, 74, 74) to defend his title.

Uganda Breweries Managing Director presents the Tusker Malt Uganda Open trophy to Ronald OtileAdolf Muhumuza who gave Otile a run for his money, came in second with a score of 296. He had led on day one of the Open but was unable to maintain his lead throughout the tournament. Although Muhumuza was playing in his last tournament as an amateur, he was all praises for having faced a formidable opponent in Ronald Otile.

Kenya’s Muchangi Paul was the third runner up with a score of 301 whereas Zambia’s Aaron Simfukwe came in fourth with a score of 304. Seasoned golfer Basabose John was fifth after posting 304 and Rwanda’s Nsabimana Alloys finished in sixth place on 304 as well.

Speaking to the champion Ronald Otile, he said; “I trained so hard with my partner to be able to retain this trophy. I worked so hard and you can see that my game has improved tremendously. I thank everyone who has supported me and I hope to be back next year to defend my title.”

The Tusker Malt Uganda Open is in its 6th year and the partnership that Uganda Breweries Limited through its flagship premium beer Tusker Malt lager enjoy, is ever growing stronger.

During the awards ceremony hosted by Johnnie Walker, the Uganda Breweries Limited Managing Director, Mark Ocitti said; “We increased our contribution to the Uganda Open because of the success that we have witnessed over the years. Last year, we witnessed Otile set a record by winning both the amateur and pros tournaments. He has been outstanding this year as he has showed us that the investment made to take him to a golf academy is already paying off. Well done.”

The Uganda Golf Union has introduced a new regulation whereby the top ten winners of the amateur Open are allowed to play in the pros tournament of the Tusker Malt Uganda Open. This means that we shall have an opportunity to watch these youngsters take on the pros come August 31st.

The Tusker Malt Uganda Open will return on the 31st August as the professional golfers take to the green to battle it out.

 

Zambian Star Golfer Aaron Simfukwe JR enters this year’s Tusker Malt Lager Uganda Open Amateur stroke play championship.


 

Celebrated Zambian star golfer Aaron Simfukwe has confirmed his participation in the 82nd edition of the Tusker Malt Uganda Open Amateur stroke play championship and will be jetting into the country on Monday 8th, August.

The 24 year old comes to Uganda on back of a recent success at the Windhoek Lager Africa Jacket golf tournament in Windhoek, Namibia, where he completed the 54-hole A division and carding an unmatched score of 217 after rounds of 71, 73 and 73.

Aaron Simfukwe (with trophy) will be taking part in this years Tusker Malt Uganda Golf Open starting 10th AugustSimfukwe is one of Zambia’s top young golfers and last year won the Roan Open for the third year in a row including the Mazabuka Open. He will be featuring at this year’s Sunshine Tour in South Africa as Zambia’s flag bearer for the amateurs.

Aaron Simfukwe Junior has been applauded as the rising star of Zambia’s sport of golf as he seeks to take in the footsteps of national hero Madalitso Muthiya, who will also be coming to Uganda to compete in the Pros tournament.

Zambia Golf Union President, Jason Kazilimani confirmed this to his Ugandan counterpart Mr. Johnson Omolo, the president of the Uganda Golf Union.

Omolo confirmed that there is a steady interest in the Uganda Open across the sub-Saharan Africa and the Open continues to get better and bigger as we approach the event.

“The entry of the talented youthful star will improve the quality of the event and offer local players a chance to prove themselves in this year’s open. Zambia remains a close ally of the Uganda Golf Union with Ambassador Joe Malanje being the President of Africa Golf Confederation, and the Vice President being Uganda’s president J.Omolo. As his Vice President, we have established a strong collaboration between the two countries and Africa in general.” Johnson said. We shall reciprocate this gesture from ZGU

Although Simfukwe is a star golfer with a vast experience from all the prized tournaments he has participated in, he will not be having an easy win as Uganda’s golfers have also studied and mastered his art of play. Adolf Muhumuza, the Uganda National golf captain has pointed out that despite Simfukwe being well experienced, he also has a poor start of his game and they will be looking to capitalize on this as they tee off on the 10th of August.

Title sponsors, Tusker Malt Lager injected into this year’s tournament, UGX 500 million shillings, whereby UGX 230 million shillings was in  cash  up from Ugx 200m in 2015.

Tusker Malt Lager embodies the spirit of the game of golf. Tusker Malt lager is slow brewed with an ingredient base of 100% malt giving it that unmistakably rich, smooth premium taste that is widely recognized and that consumers have grown to love.

Uganda’s top Amateur Golfers promise to tussle it out at the Tusker Malt Uganda Golf Open.


 

Adolf Muhumuza, the Uganda National golf captain has come out guns blazing as the team prepares for the upcoming Tusker Malt Uganda Golf Open set to tee off on the 10th – 13th August for the amateur players.

Playing in his last year as an amateur Golfer, he has warned that there is everything to play for at this year’s Golf Open. Adolf whose home course is the Toro Golf Course said that he has been making major preparations from the way he trains to the way he eats.

“I am on a special diet of less Carbohydrates and more Proteins as I finalize my preparations for the upcoming tournament. I have been perfecting my drive and Wedge selection. I have also put in some good practice time at the Kitante Golf Course.” he commented.

Adolf who started out as a Caddie, has been playing golf for 9 years. His most recent performance was at the Mehta Open where he came in second after recording a level par result.

Speaking about the upcoming Open, Adolf said; “It is always very challenging. It gathers local and International acts. I am looking forward to seeing and playing alongside Ronald Otile and some major opponents such as; the Kenyan captain – Bo Ciera and Zambia’s Aaron Simfukwe.”

Aaron Simfukwe will be one of the main threatsfor the Ugandans. He has just won the Windhoek Lager Africa Jacket title.

Adolf won’t be the only player to look out for at this year’s Tusker Malt Uganda Open. He will be accompanied by other equally talented players such as; Grace Kasango, Isma Mahmoud, Ronald Rugumayo and Ashraf Bagalana.

The amateur players are being coached by Amos Kamya at various Golf Courses in the country. The National Team coach said; “It is going to be a hugely competitive tournament. Little known talent and even already known names will get to show off their skills. The players are mentally and physically ready. But they will also get the opportunity to watch the Pros playing which will be a blessing for them as they will get to interact with them and discuss tips of the game.”

Tusker Malt Lager has increased this year’s cash sponsorship of the Uganda Golf Open from UGX 200 million shillings to UGX 230 million shillings. An additional UGX 270 million shillings as none cash sponsorship has also been injected into the tournament, taking the total sponsorship kit up to UGX 500 million shillings. The sponsorship kits include: media, player uniforms, merchandise, and logistical elements for prize giving dinners among others.

After the amateurs, we shall have a thriller as the professionals will take to the greens from 31st August – 3rd September, 2016.

Tusker Malt Lager embodies the spirit of the game of golf. Tusker Malt lager is slow brewed with an ingredient base of 100% malt giving it that unmistakably rich, smooth premium taste that is widely recognized and that consumers have grown to love.

Tusker Malt Lager increases its cash sponsorship for the 82ndedition of the Uganda Golf Open.


 

Uganda Breweries Limited, through its flagship premium beer Tusker Malt Lager, for the 6th year in a row, has been unveiled as the title sponsor of the Uganda Golf Open that is set to tee off on the 10th of August, 2016.

Following the tremendous success of last year’s Uganda Golf Open, Tusker Malt Lager has moved to augment its commitment to the game of Golf by further increasing its cash sponsorship of this year’s Open. Mr. Nyimpini Mabunda, the Uganda Breweries Limited Managing Director, made the announcement at a press conference held at the Uganda Golf Club – Kitante. Tusker Malt Lager has increased the cash sponsorship to the Uganda Golf Open from UGX 200 million shillings to UGX 230 million shillings.

UBL Manging Director Mr. Nyimpini Mabunda hands over the dummy cheque to...

An additional UGX 270 million shillings as none cash sponsorship has also been injected into the tournament, taking the total sponsorship kit up to UGX 500 million shillings. The sponsorship kits include: media, player uniforms, merchandise, and logistical elements for prize giving dinners among others.

“We have increased our sponsorship to resonate with the status that the game of golf has attaining. The Tusker Malt Uganda Open provides an opportunity for renewal and development of golfing skills in Uganda, and initiation of new acquaintances while renewing old ones. As all true sports lovers know, the beauty of the whole exercise is not just in winning but in participating.” Said; Mr. Nyimpini Mabunda, the Uganda Breweries Limited Managing Director

The Uganda Golf Club Course, which is considered to be one of the toughest courses in the country, will be awash with over 500 amateurs, pros and seasoned pros as they try their hand at not only outsmarting their competition and being bestowed upon the title of 2016 Winner of Uganda Golf Open.

According to the Uganda Golf Union, there will be two parts of the tournament. The armatures will be playing from 10th – 13th August, 2016 while the professionals will play from 31st August – 3rdSeptember, 2016.

Mr. Johnson Omolo, the President of the Uganda Golf Union explained that in order to attract a sizeable field from the Sunshine Tour and MENA (Middle East and North Africa) regions, the dates for this year’s Uganda Open had been chosen to suit their schedule.

“We had consultations with the Sunshine Tour team and we set our dates for this year’s Golf Open, so that we could have the participants from the tour also participate in Uganda. We are also hoping to attract players from the MENA (Middle East and North Africa) tour. The course at the Uganda Golf Club has been prepared to match the highest global standards. All tests that have been carried out on these luscious grounds have proved that the club has the capacity to handle a tournament of this magnitude.” Reiterated Mr. Johnson.

So far, Uganda Golf Union has received confirmation of 15 national team entrants from Kenya led by Captain Bo Ciera for the Amateur event. Other entrants are from Zambia, Tanzania, Rwanda and Burundi.

This year, Tusker Malt Lager has staked out a prize award of UGX 110 million shillings for the professionals.

Johnson Omolo the President of the Uganda Golf Union receives  dummy che...

Restating their support, UBL Managing Director Mr. Nyimpini concluded; “Our ultimate aim is to work closely with the union to turn the Tusker Malt Uganda Golf Open into one of the biggest and most sought after tournaments in Africa. To the Ugandan golf professionals and amateurs who will participate this year, we wish them the best of luck as the fans will be awaiting for yet another local champion.”

Tusker Malt Lager embodies the spirit of the game of golf. Tusker Malt lager is slow brewed with an ingredient base of 100% malt giving it that unmistakably rich, smooth premium taste that is widely recognized and that consumers have grown to love.