The home of golf in East Africa Entebbe Club and the oldest club will have reason to celebrate the rich heritage of golf when they host the Castle Lite Golf Open that will be held on 6-8 November at the par 71 course.
The club received a major boost to host the three day tournament from Nile Breweries who sunk 70 million into the tournament with professionals playing for the first time and will be battling for 5 million over one day.
The chairman Entebbe Golf Club Innocent Kihika was grateful for the fruitful mutual partnership between the club and Castle-Lite that has spanned a number of years.
“This year tournament is more than just a tournament. It is a celebration of the rich heritage of this club that has been in existence for 113 years and for golf in Uganda as a whole. This year we are remembering the forerunners that laid the foundation, the monumental feats witnessed on this course over the years plus the men and women that have stood shoulders above the rest,” said Mr. Kihika.
The Nile Breweries sponsorships manager Isaac Sekasi commended the Entebbe Club executive past and present for the work in developing the game especially by maintaining the course and ensuring the club remains vibrant.
“Entebbe Club is the most progressive club around as can be seen from the drastic changes on the course and club made over the last 8 years. The course has hosted a number of significant events in recent times of which we supported quite a number. So the Open is only a continuation of the relationship that has been nurtured over years,” said Mr. Sekasi.
This year’s event will be changed in a couple of aspects. The first being that it will be the first ever Union event to be hosted by Entebbe Club, secondly, it will be played for three days and four rounds meaning that players of the main event will play 72 holes for the main event and 18 holes for the subsidiary event.
This year’s Castle Lite Entebbe Golf Open will be a celebration of the heritage of golf in Uganda. Entebbe Club being the oldest club in East and Central Africa will be celebrating 113 years of Golf this November.