Arusha set to host Tanzania Open 2019 golf tourney

11Nov 2019
By Guardian Reporter
The Guardian
Arusha set to host Tanzania Open 2019 golf tourney

THE Tanzania Open 2019 golf tournament will be held at the Kili Golf Wildlife course in Arusha from November 29 to December 1.

Dar es Salaam’s Lugalo Golf Club’s Angel Eaton battles it out in a recent competition in Uganda.

The competition, organized by the Tanzania Golf Union (TGU) in cooperation with VERGE AFRICA, an Event Management and Marketing Agency in Tanzania, brings together golfers within and outside the country

According to TGU chairman, Chris Martin, the main event is a gross event to be contested by men in Division A category having club certified handicaps between 0 and 9.

He pointed out there will also be subsidiary categories involving men in Division B having club certified handicaps between 10 and 18, senior golfers above 60 years having club certified handicaps between 0 and 18 and professional golfers.

The subsidiary events shall be contested and won on net score.

According to Martin, the registration is open until 4pm on November 22.

“Registration of participants should come through their respective golf clubs within Tanzania,” he insisted.

“International participants can send their names and details directly to TGU.”

In another development, about 90 golfers, over the weekend, took part at a golf tournament organized by Lions Club of Dar es Salaam Mzizima and took place in the city to raise money for eye camps in Tanzania.

Lions Club of Dar es Salaam Mzizima’s member, Ragib Hassanali, told journalists in the city yesterday his club has been assisting the community in different areas including health-related issues.

He urged companies and organizations to support the initiative, saying the event is aimed at alleviating the suffering of many rural people in the country.

He disclosed the initiative, moreover, gears towards complementing government’s efforts to provide good health service to citizens.

The tournament’s coordinator, Shanti Shah, commended sponsors who partnered with his club to make the event a success.

He said that the tournament climaxed with presentation ceremony, which saw golfers that excelled in the competition receive prizes.

Lions Club of Dar es Salaam Mzizima’s Chairman, Shabir Khanbhai, said that the outfit has been organizing free-eye screening camps four times a year across the country.

Services provided in the camps, he noted, include free eye screening, providing spectacles, medicines and eye surgeries when needed.

He urged the community to regularly check eye health and particularly when the club announces free screening camps.

In 2016, the club organized a similar event at the Dar es Salaam Gymkhana Club (DGC), whereby over 60 golfers registered for and took part in the charity golf tournament.

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