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.

Zambia’s Madalitso Muthiya
Zambia’s Madalitso Muthiya

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 threats for 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.

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