Kigo: Absa, parent company to Barclays Bank Uganda, today flagged off the Uganda Golf Open with a sponsorship package of 50 million shillings.
The Open, to be held at the Lake Victoria Serena Golf Resort & Spa over the next four days, has attracted players from over 14 countries including Cameroon, Zambia, Zimbabwe, India and others.
With players teeing off as early as 8 am, the beautiful scenery of Lake Victoria made for an amazing experience for all those present throughout the day.
The players and well-wishers were thereafter hosted to a cocktail evening, with lots of bites and drinks accompanied by the soothing sounds of guitar and sax duo Omega Peter and Michael Kitanda.
Speaking at the Awards ceremony, Barclays Uganda Executive Director Steven Odongo Opio, said, “It gives us great pleasure as a brand to make a contribution towards the growth of golf as a sport, in addition to the development of the players in this country.”
On top of the sponsorship, Absa will additionally award the best Amateur players in the Pro-Am competition with ten (10) tickets to the prestigious Magical Kenya Open, to be held on March 2020.