THERE was excitement at the closing ceremony of the Nile Golf Cup when the Kyabazinga of Busoga, His Majesty William Gabula Nadiope, IV chose to Tee.
Flanked by the Kingdom Premier, Owek. Dr. Joseph Muvawala Nsekere, Chief Prince Samuel Menha Kakaire Zirabamuzaale Nkuutu and the Club President,Charles Kalumuna, Kyabazinga also planted a memorable tree at the club.
In his speech,Owek. Dr. Muvawala encouraged able members of society to join Golf.
“We should embrace this sporting activity since its cross cutting. The Kyabazinga’s presence here today is a clear manifestation that he’s ready and determined to identify and develop Golf and other sporting activities in his Kingdom and the surrounding areas”, the Premier argued.
On his part, Charles Kalumuna noted that part of their land was encroached upon reducing their holes to nine instead of eighteen.
He asked for the return of the same to enable development of the game.
He also revealed that Jinja Golf Club is the oldest one in the country having been established in 1952 during the construction of the Owen Falls Dam.
The Queen of England swum in their pool during her visit to commission the dam.
Several companies participated that included Bank of Uganda, Civil Aviation Authority, Eskom Uganda Limited, Jinja Ladies, National Forestry Authority among others with Jinja Ladies emerging as the overall winner taking home a trophy and a mattress while Civil Aviation Authority emerged as 1st runners up bagging a trophy and crates of beer plus Rwenzori mineral water.
The event organized by Busoga Kingdom in partnership with Lock Events was sponsored by Century Bottling Company,Bank of Uganda,Eskom,Civil Aviation Authority,National Forestry Authority,Castle Lite,Basoga Baino among others.