The 73rd edition of the Tusker Malt Uganda Golf Open will have five tournaments in one hosted at the Uganda Golf Club, Kitante.
Uganda’s most prestigious tournament will be played over 16 days from July 15-August 1 with the Uganda Ladies Open, Uganda Open, Seniors’, Professionals, Pro-Am and a Junior tournament.
“The dates for the professional open coincide with the slack period of the Sunshine Tour (in Mombasa) members,” Kiryowa Kiwanuka, the Uganda Golf Union president said.
“The Union wish and is pushing to have all the regions’ best golfer participate in the Uganda Open to give it competitiveness” he added.
Action will start with the Uganda Ladies Open from July 15-18 a subsidiary event for the ladies will also be held on July 17 with those making the cut after the first day playing in the second round alongside the players in the main draw on July 18.
The seniors Open will follow thereafter on July 19-20 before the main amateur open that will be played over 72 holes from July 21 with a practice round, followed by competition over four days.
The professionals will yet again tussle it out for a share of 100 million at stake however that amount of money could increase ahead of the tournament with just only a month to go.
“The Union has sent out invites to professionals from North Africa and Middle East” Herbert Rwamibazi, the tournament director said.
The Pro-Am will be held from July 28 while the Professionals will tee off from July 29- August 1 with projected cut to be determined after two rounds of action.
“Uganda Breweries will continue to pledges pattern with the Golf Union to promote and facilitate the sport,” Grace Nsehemeire Gwaku, the Uganda Breweries Marketing Director emphasized during the Launch.
For the first time the Uganda Golf Union has incorporated every golfer in one tournament right from the gross players to the senior golfers, the ladies and the junior players at a later stage.
Entebbe Club’s Kitata Willy clinched last year’s Open title; Flavia Namakula won the Ladies’ unanimously decorated as Uganda’s golf queen, wining her third Uganda Ladies Open title.