Absa Bank Uganda has today announced its sponsorship of the 2021 edition of the Captain’s Bell Tournament at the Uganda Golf Club to the tune of UGX 30 million.

The Captain’s Bell Tournament is an annual event hosted by the Uganda Golf Club, where the newly elected Captain hosts members to a tournament and unveils his new committee at the beginning of his term in office.

The new Captain of the Club is Patrick Billy, who will be ushering in a committee comprising his Vice-Captain/Course Secretary – Dr Alex Coutinho, Treasurer – Patrick Kagoro and others.

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Speaking at a press conference to announce the sponsorship, Mumba Kalifungwa, Absa Bank Uganda’s Managing Director, said, “Absa Bank Uganda has been a long-term partner of the Uganda Golf Club in driving growth and development of the game of golf in Uganda. We take great pride in having the opportunity to be on board for the Captain’s Bell Tournament, which is an occasion and tournament that holds special significance to both the Uganda Golf Club and to us.”

The Captain’s Bell Tournament 2021 will take place from 20 – 22 May at the Uganda Golf Club, located on John Babiiha Road in Kololo, and will see the professionals play for prize money of UGX 8 million, while the amateurs in different categories and seniors will win a range of prizes.

Incoming Captain, Patrick Billy, who has previously served as Club Treasurer, said, “I appreciate Absa Bank Uganda’s strong commitment to the Uganda Golf Club. The Club and I are doubly excited to tee off my tenure with them as a partner. I believe that with dedicated partners like this on board, we are going to achieve great things for the Club.”

Absa Bank Uganda has been a prominent fixture in the Uganda Golf Club with a permanent presence at the club’s terrace where players can relax and socialize between rounds on the 18-hole course.

While giving his concluding remarks, Kalifungwa stated, “Absa believes in the power of sport to unite, uplift, encourage teamwork and community spirit and our association with the Preimier League is another way in which Absa seeks to do this. Absa Group is the official banking partner of the English Premier League in Africa, which is a perfect alignment for our vibrant new brand and our business imperatives. We are committed to ongoing support for local sports clubs and look forward to deepening our ties with the fraternity of the Uganda Golf Club through more engagements like this in the future and help bring possibility to life for our customers and communities.”

Other tournament partners include Johnnie Walker, Pepsi and Wine To Be.