G lfer                 TRUE                ISSUE 13 /JANUARY - FEBRUARY 2011 /UGX 8.000                                   ...
Distance running is               Ethiopian Airlines will be the rst airline in Africa to operatesynonymous with the      ...
Life’s a Journey! Introducing the    All-New 2010 Dodge Journey.         7 Seats And Innovative Comfort Features For Both ...
Fuelling Africa’s dream. As an oil company founded in Africa, Engen is providing theengergy for her growth and renewal. Th...
ECONOMY CLASS                5
CONTENTS                                             THE STARTER                                          8               ...
JANUARY - FEBRUARY 2011    TG CHATROOM                                                 50   TG Chats with Haider Somani   ...
TEE-OFF                                    Dear Reader,                                 Celebrating                       ...
20THE STARTER TG 13 • JAN - FEB 2011   9
ASK TG DOCTOR   Dr. Sebbaale, what           course is good for the mind.      cut out of balance, the backrelationship is...
A WORLD AWAY FROM THE CITY       Just 15 Kilometres from Kampala and 35 Kilometres from Entebbe, on the shores of lake vic...
TG NOTES   GOLF BECOMES CORPORATE LEAGUE GAME                                                                    “With the...
FROM AROUND THE...                                                                  al Golf Federation. He is an  INZI SHO...
ENJOY GOLF IN YOUR  GOLDEN YEARS!    BY PROFESSOR                                  ing off the seniors tee box       recti...
some light weight lifting will    sure you always warm up by        it be for old guys like us. Golfhelp you to sustain st...
NAMAKULA STANDSALONE IN EAST AFRICA!   BY TG REPORTER   When she went in ma-ternity leave shortly afterfailing to defend h...
Uganda Ladies Open title to     hole No. 18 during the La-     Michelle Wie as her roleher one-year-old daughter,      die...
crossing to professional          behind, or is it infont of, you       Professional Golfers Asso-ranks. You know you have...
my golf career. My profile    army was recruiting sports        back in shape. My baby ishas improved tremendously     per...
Is golf money bigenough to live on?    Elsewhere in the world,   NAMAKULA FACT FILEgolfers earn big money        Handicap ...
OPTICIANS                                      EYE           CARE CENTRE                                                  ...
SULLIVAN MUTHUGIA   BY TG TOUR PRO                   when I ventured into the   Despite his poor finish          GOTY seri...
IS THE GOTY CHAMP!    He jumped onto the top       it was not because I was not      is now the resident profes-of the GOT...
DICIPLINE & HARD WORK PAYS FOR   MUNDANYI!    BY TG TOUR PRO             aiga Golf Club captain Dr.        in the annual O...
Nelson Mudanyi left for Or-                                  lando Florida on December                                  26...
APPRECIATION                                          his career in Eldoret, where                                  “My br...
THE GAME TG 13 • JAN - FEB 2011   27
KASUKU PROMISES2011 KCB FIREWORKS!   BY TG TOUR PRO                 try Club in Mombasa’s main    five years ago has agree...
at Muthaiga and at Nakuru         ranks this year. But back to    Snow, Ganeev Giddie andwhere he played most of his      ...
TAKING STOCKTHREE YEARS OF MTN MUGS   BY TG REPORTER                                go to fine tune their skills.   and Br...
Top: Vincent Byamukama takes his final putt at the 18th hole during the MTN Mug of Mugs.                     Bottom: Lt. G...
Top: Whose swing is best? Vincent Byamukama (left), Silver Opio (middle) and Herman Mutaawe                  (right). Bott...
MTAC                       MANAGEMENT TRAINING AND ADVISORY CENTRE                                      For Enterprise Dev...
FIREWORKS ASNTEGEREIZE WINS!   BY TG REPORTER                                              event sponsor. He was fol-   Th...
Also Joseph Mawejje -                                  69, Denson Lunga – 72 and                                  Arthur N...
Top: A bunker shot at the Entebbe course 17th hole during the Grand Mug of Mugs.   Bottom: Deo Akope tests his Titleist ge...
THE GAME TG 13 • JAN - FEB 2011   37
KENYA OPEN - CASHIN BARCLAYS BANK    BY TG TOUR PRO   After playing the role ofGold category sponsorshipfor over 10 years,...
the power of sport to con-       as golf clinics to help local   of the organization. We asnect with customers and        ...
TRACING THE ORIGINSOF GOLF - PART ONE                   WAS SCOTLAND THE BIRTHPLACE OF GOLF?                    EARLY DAYS...
pierced his chain mail and        successors, longbow prac-             Item. It is ordanyt andclothing, continued through...
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  1. 1. G lfer TRUE ISSUE 13 /JANUARY - FEBRUARY 2011 /UGX 8.000 KSH 300 / TSH 5.000 / RWF 2.700 /OTHER US$ 5 PLAY GOLF • ENJOY LIFE HOT NEW DESIGN! SAME GREAT FEATURES! FLAVIA NAMAKULA AT THE TOP OF HER GAME KENYA OPEN MONEY IN BARCLAYS BANK FEATURE TRACING THE ORIGINS OF GOLF15 PAGES OF TG SCHOOL WITH SADI ATIBU
  2. 2. Distance running is Ethiopian Airlines will be the rst airline in Africa to operatesynonymous with the the Boeing 777-200LR the longest range airplane in the world.Ethiopian culture. This aircraft will enable Ethiopian Airlines to connect the US to Addis Ababa and to more destinationsstarting from Abebe Bikila, in Asia nonstop.the winner of the Olympic with a range of up to 17,396 km, the 777-200LRMarathon gold medal in will carry more than 300 passengers inRome and Tokyo in 1960 and the most passenger preferred cabin1964 respectively,to the living of any aircraft in service. Its e cientlegend Haile Gebrselassie, design means low fuel consumption,one of the greatest distance less noise and cleaner emissions,which is Haile Gebrselassierunners in history. in sync with the Airline’s green initiatives.With 22 world records so far This technologically advanced aircraftand many more to come, will further establish Ethiopian AirlinesEthiopians dominate all major as a leader on the continent,and as an airline that takes itslong distance competitions in mission of connectingthe world. In line with this Africa to the World,tradition, Ethiopian Airlines Seriously.is about to establish itselfin the ultra-long distancearena as well. WWW.ETHIOPIANAIRLINES.COM 2
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  4. 4. Fuelling Africa’s dream. As an oil company founded in Africa, Engen is providing theengergy for her growth and renewal. Through sustainable investment and development. Throughbusiness partnerships and joint ventures. Through the creation of new opportunities for allher people and, vitally, through sharing skills and knowledge. An oil companyproudly committed to driving Africa forward. 4
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  6. 6. CONTENTS THE STARTER 8 Tee-Off Ask TG Doctor TG Notes THE GAME 14 UGC House as seen from the bunker at the 18th hole 8 Enjoy Golf in your Golden Age Namakula stands alone in East Africa Muthugia is GOTY Champion Hardwork pays for Mudanyi Kasuku promises KCB Fireworks Taking Stock - 3 Years of MTN Mugs Fireworks as Ntegereize Wins Kenya Open - Money in Barclays Bank FEATURES 40 Tracing the Origins of Golf – Part 1 The A-Z of Golfing Terms & Jargons GOLF & BUSINESS 47 President Museveni Okays Chobe Golf Course Flavia Namakula is the 2010Uganda Ladies Open Champion 16 Publisher Editorial Board Adevertising Oneline Graphics Media Score Limited Eric Stephen Mukhwana Paddy Ntalumbwa (+256) 0782 - 431150 Plot 121, 8th Street Tanda Benon Patrick Okello P.O. Box 7537 Paddy Ntalumbwa Design, Layout & Kampala • Uganda Contributors Circulation Photography (+256) 0414 - 668571 Sadi Atibu Milton Mukhwana Design Evolution (U) Limited (+256) 0772 - 981804 Dr. Sebaale Kato Arne Clausen Photography (+256) 0703 - 648232 Prof. Herbert Nsanze Customer Service (+256) 0772 - 200335 truegolfer1@gmail.com Eric Verwej Gladys Nakakande elk.arne.clausen@gmail.com 6
  7. 7. JANUARY - FEBRUARY 2011 TG CHATROOM 50 TG Chats with Haider Somani TG Chats with Herman Mutaawe TG SCHOOL 52 Be a Complete Player The Short Game - Circle in the Sand Junior Instructions - Putting & Chipping Golf Rules & Etiquette COURSES & TRAVEL 68 Entebbe Golf Club - East Africa’s Golf Birthplace COURSE GUIDE 76 A Guide to the Regions Golf Clubs 52 Improve your Game with Sadi Atibu 68 Entebbe Golf Club as seen from the 17th hole Finance & DISCLAIMER COPYRIGHT NOTICE Administration Whereas every care has been All materials are copyrighted Andy Martion Munialo taken in the preparation of the and all rights are reserved. No True Golfer, Media Score Limited part of this publicaton may be24 Hours Hot Lines can not accept responsibility for reproduced, stored in retrieval (+256) 0772 - 981804 the accuracy of the information systems or transmitted in any (+256) 0782 - 431150 containd herein or any conse- form or by any means, wether (+256) 0782 - 554700 quences arising from it. The views electronic, mechanical or pho- (+256) 0752 - 996747 expressed in this magazine are tocopied, without prior written (+256) 0752 - 932880 those of Media Score Limted. permission of the publisher. 7
  8. 8. TEE-OFF Dear Reader, Celebrating 2 years of True Golfer. Before 2009, East Africa was void – without a publication that golfers would call theirs. Hole-in-ones, great putts and chips, eagles… were played by wonderful golfers with no one to take stock of them. The birth of True Golfer on January 2, 2009 was welcomed by golfers, sponsors and advertisers and golf enthusiasts as a niche product to fit in the golf information gap cre- ated by print and electronic media. “We now have our own publication,” one senior golfer at UGC said as he perused through the pages of the True Golfer maiden issue. True Golfer has lived for two years, 24 months, 104 weeks, 730 days, printed undisrupted 12 issues, 60,000 copies and gained a readership of over 300,000 people! We believe in continuous innovation to make our product fresher, more en- joyable and rewarding to our esteemed readers and advertisers. Henceforth, we have employed the services of an experienced creative consultant who has improved on cover design and layout as well as pho- tography. The content, too, is richer with well-defined and elaborate sections. This is not the end in itself. We are making more investment to make True Golfer a MUST READ magazine - for even golf haters. In this Issue, our cover story focuses on Sgt. Flavia Namakula, the golfer, soldier, mother, academician, lifestyle and aspira- tions. Expect a lot more in issues to come. Wishing You a Prosperous 2011.ERICMUKHWANA 8 PUBLISHER TG 13 • JAN - FEB 2011 THE STARTER
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  10. 10. ASK TG DOCTOR Dr. Sebbaale, what course is good for the mind. cut out of balance, the backrelationship is there Golf helps to off-load stress. alignment is disrupted; andbetween golf and Walking in the company of this is the basic ingredient ofhealth? good people and enjoying most backbone diseases. Just as the old adage the natural beauty is a greatgoes, “a healthy mind in ingredient to the brain. Physicala healthy body,” golf has Componenta keen relationship with Body Many people think thathealth. Golf has a great im- Component golf is a lazy sport … tell thatpact on the different com- Golf also keeps the mus- to the likes of Tiger Woods!ponents of the body of all cle tone doing away with These professionals have aage groups; mental, body, muscle rigidity. It keeps the regular gym program be-heart, backbone and the muscles relaxed. cause they know what itphysical components. takes. Heart Component Mental Brisk walk, among the Component young improves heart activ- Golf helps the mind to ity. Did you know that stud-concentrate which is key to ies comparing health ben-a human brain in terms of efits from brisk walking anddevelopment and mainte- jogging has shown no sig-nance for the growing age nificant differences? Guys,group. When teeing off, keep up the Golf.that moment requires 100%concentration; which is vital Backbonefor a developing mind to Component Dr. Sebbaale is the Chiefconcentrate. For the mid- Rhythmic activity like a Executive Officer of Casedle-age group, teeing off good golf swing has al- MedCare Limited. He is akeeps the brain sharper and ways been known to help Laparascopic Surgeon andmore alert. For the aging maintain the back. The Gastroeterologist. He is agroup, that moment keeps mechanics that maintain Senior Lecturer, Depart-the brain going. If the mind the integrity of the back ment of Surgery (Makerereis redundant, the degen- depend largely on balance University). He is a passion-eration process is faster. of power of back muscles. ate golfer and ChairmanBesides, golf involves walk- A good swing requires the Uganda Cricket Association.ing an equivalent of 7-8km body to swing to the right His telephone numbers areon the course. Courses are and then to the left in such (+256) 772 - 221101 or 752 -normally located in areas a balanced manner; which 250362.with beautiful sceneries exercise keeps the musclesmixed with bird and animal to the left and to the right oflife. Walking and looking at the back in balanced power.beautiful nature along the The moment these two are 10 TG 13 • JAN - FEB 2011 THE STARTER
  11. 11. A WORLD AWAY FROM THE CITY Just 15 Kilometres from Kampala and 35 Kilometres from Entebbe, on the shores of lake victoria, rests a  resort of ultimate beauty, tranquility and peace. This newest addition to the Serena family is the perfect resort  to unwind and escape the stresses of city life.  The central lounge and reception The rooms and suites Maisha Mind Body and Spirit Spa The pool and garden view LAKE VICTORIA SERENA RE SO RTTHE STARTER TG 13 • JAN - FEB 2011 11 PO Box 37761, Kampala, Uganda, Lweza-Kigo road, Off Entebbe road or Call +256 41 7121000, Fax +256 41 7121550 e-mail: lakevictoria@serena.co.ug 
  12. 12. TG NOTES GOLF BECOMES CORPORATE LEAGUE GAME “With the Ryder Cup over, I am working hard to get my golf game back in shape so that I can get myself back on the leader boards. The Bushnell laser rangefinders are an invaluable practice aid which I will use in my tournament preparations. They are No.1 in their busi- ness and I am very happy they have chosen me as an ambassador for their brand on Tour,” elated Monty ex- plained. The Bushnell family of laser rangefinders is used Coca-Cola Assistant “We are going to ask all by 91% of PGA Tour playersCaptain, Dennis Sokiri, lifts the 37 companies to send and their caddies.trophy high after being four people for the inaugural Monty’s Serengetideclared winner of 2010 tournament which we hope eyewear offers optimumCorporate League title. This will be held in mid March,” clarity of vision at all timesis Coca-Cola’s third win in a Tumuhimbise said. through a unique combina-row. Coca – Cola was last Starting this year, golf is year’s champion of the Cor-going to be included on the porate League.Corporate League com-petition calendar. This was BUSHNELL SIGNSdisclosed by Corporate MONTGOMERIELeague President, SamTumuhimbise at a dinner tomark the end of 2010 sea- Bushnell Outdoor Prod-son at Hotel Africa on Satur- ucts, the leading manufac- tion of polarization, Spectralday, December 11. turer of electronic meas- Control and photochro- The Corporate League uring devices, has signed mic technology, providingbrings together staff from Colin Montgomerie (com- high-definition contrast anddifferent companies to monly called Monty) as an colour enhancement. Im-compete in sports disci- ambassador for their laser ages stay clear and sharp,plines that include football, rangefinder products and glare is eliminated and therevolleyball, basket ball, net- also to wear their Serengeti is less strain on the eyes forball, pool, athletics, swim- eyewear in a two year ar- visual comfort, whatever theming and table tennis. rangement. conditions. 12 TG 13 • JAN - FEB 2011 THE STARTER
  13. 13. FROM AROUND THE... al Golf Federation. He is an INZI SHOWS STAMINA AT DSTV INVITATIONAL executive vice president for the PGA Tour. Both men will serve two- year terms beginning Jan. 1 while continuing in their existing roles with their re- spective organizations. Dawson has served as joint secretary of the IGF since 1999. Votaw helped to spearhead golf’s successful bid for inclusion in the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. Antony Scanlon took over as the IGF’s executive direc- Dorcus Inzikuru, a former returning 44 points. OtherCommonwealth 3000m winners were John Waigosteeplechase champion, (38), Nikhil Damani (36),showed that she could Brian Cross (44), Guru Singhmake a great golfer when (41), Jasper Kamukama (39)she took to par-72 Kitante and Fancy Ogweng (37).course during the DSTV In- Peter Ssendaula won thevitational on December 10. professionals category after What was surprising was a play-off with Vincent Bya-how she quickly learnt how mukama and 2010 Ugandato hold the club, swing and Open Champion, Brianputt.”I will start playing golf Mwesigwa. The trio had lev-when I retire from athletics,” elled at 68 points.Inzikuru said after she madea perfect putt under Deo DAWSON IS NEWAkope’s tutorship. Being one of the top IGF PRESIDENTsports personalities, Multi-Choice Uganda (owners of Royal and Ancient Chiefthe DSTV brand), Inzikuru Executive, Peter Dawson,was invited to tee-off one of has been appointed the first tor on Nov. 1. The IGF wasthe biggest corporate tour- president of world golf’s founded in 1958 and hasnaments of 2010. governing body. been recognized by the IOC The tournament was won Ty Votaw was named vice as golf’s official world body.by Henry Rugambwa after president of the Internation-THE STARTER TG 13 • JAN - FEB 2011 13
  14. 14. ENJOY GOLF IN YOUR GOLDEN YEARS! BY PROFESSOR ing off the seniors tee box rectified and you never have HERBERT NSANZE gives many have a feeling to stop playing golf, just of letting themselves down, make a few changes. particularly for a senior who For seniors, you can par- wants to beat the younger ticipate in without injury so ones. However with the follow these tips to maintain proliferation of new technol- ogy of senior golf clubs and PLAYING THE equipment most seniors BEST GOLF OF will feel comfortable play- ing off the regular tee box MY LIFE! for much longer. Conversely or increase your distance. you could win a few bets by Inevitably, your body will utilizing the new technology change as you become old- and playing off the seniors er but that’s no reason not tee box...but this is up to to stay fit. You don’t have to you! We need to discuss run ten miles, just do some this program seriously at the strengthening exercises UGC. Senior golfers some- and flexibility training. This times lose their distance be- is particularly necessary for Getting older is a fact oflife and retirement is part ofit. Your Golden Years havearrived; and how does thisaffect your amateur golf!My personal experience isthat I find I am playing thebest golf of my life and myhandicap gets better as Igrow older; this is most likelydue to a new a positive,relaxed “retirement” mentalattitude. For seniors, golfis one of the most popularoutdoor games you canparticipate in without injury. What constitutes a sen- Senior golfers finish off at the 18th hole at Kitante course.ior golfer...age...ability...health...rules? Senior golf- cause they haven’t adjusted your back and shoulders soers sometimes lose their their stance and equipment that you can maintain thatdistance and start thinking to meet their changing fit- swing and for the legs too.of what to do next. Play- ness. That can be easily If you’re particularly keen, 14 TG 13 • JAN - FEB 2011 THE GAME
  15. 15. some light weight lifting will sure you always warm up by it be for old guys like us. Golfhelp you to sustain strength doing light exercises before is More Physically Demand-in your upper body which your golfing “exercise” so ing Than Most of Us Think.will also help your swing that these minor aches and It may not get your heartand distance. Fitness is also pains do not become major racing like running or bikeneeded to walk the length injuries. riding and you many neverof that golf course. Prevention is the best need to lift anything heavier This “funny notion” that cure when it comes to than a divot, but golf can beexercise might be good for injuries. Don’t let then hap- demanding upon your body.you has been around for pen in the first place. Like it The golf swing is a physi-quite a while now. It might or not, stretching is far and cally demanding movementeven catch on. It’s funny away the best prevention using muscles in ways that almost nothing else in life uses them. Certainly the exercise you choose needs to fit your age and condition -- don’t attempt a marathon if you are 70 and have never run a race in your life, but do not be afraid to get out and play a bit. Exercise is generally A GOLF SWING IS PHYSICALLY DEMANDING Top: Golfers at the 10th green during the MTN Grand Finale. Right: Mathew Koech tees at Kitante during the MTN Mugs.too that many seniors play for most golf related injuries,golf for the exercise but that aches and pains.many of them could actually Light stretching exercisesbenefit from some simple are not only good for sen-additional exercises, play iors but have been known tobetter and not risk injury. have a major impact on theirAnd these exercises are scores. Golfers as old as 80 safe for people of all agesnot really very hard to do or years and older can remain and older adults often hurttime consuming. active and competitive by their health far more by not Unfortunately, until re- taking just a few minutes to exercising than by exercis-cently, we seniors haven’t “warm up’’ before hitting the ing.got the message, or maybe links. The mental side of thewe just haven’t bought into There are even cases game, exercise, vacationit. In fact, the most difficult where stretching exercises spots like monthly toursthing about these exercises have eased and even elimi- to other courses, popularfor senior golfers is get- nated existing back pains in golf equipment, feel freeting them to do them. We senior golfers. If the young to spend some retirementall suffer from various small and incredibly physically fit funds, and many more tipsaches and pains in different stretch before exercise, how are all geared specifically toparts of our bodies. Make much more important must the Senior Golfers.THE GAME TG 13 • JAN - FEB 2011 15
  16. 16. NAMAKULA STANDSALONE IN EAST AFRICA! BY TG REPORTER When she went in ma-ternity leave shortly afterfailing to defend her title inKenya Ladies Open in 2009,there was a lot of suspi-cion that Flavia Namakula isout of golf. That she wouldnot make a comeback ashas been the case withother sports personalitiesacross the globe. They werewrong! Two monthsafter birth,Namakula wasback into golf.This time atthe quiet En-tebbe Golf Clublocated nearher home. “Igave birth inon December2, 2009. I usedto go to En-tebbe courseon range withbaby Joanita. Iwould hit balls,breast feed, hitballs – beastfeed … I was more deter-mined to get back into thegame, reclaim my handicapfive and then take it on fromthere,” Namakula told True Flavia Namakula in action at Entebbe Golf Course.Golfer. won the Machakos Ladies a new record of 67 points THE COMEBACK Open in Kenya, two weeks at Kitante course. The 2008 Within six months of her before winning the highly Kenya Ladies Open cham-return, 24-year-old Na- billed Uganda Ladies Open. pion broke Monica Ntege’smakula had already gone Last month she won the record of 68 set in 2008.to her winning way. She MTN Mug of Mugs – setting Namakula dedicates her 16 TG 13 • JAN - FEB 2011 THE GAME
  17. 17. Uganda Ladies Open title to hole No. 18 during the La- Michelle Wie as her roleher one-year-old daughter, dies Open at Kitante. This model.Joanita Nanyombi. makes the difference. At handicap three, Namakula TURNING PRO WINNING SECRET is the youngest lady cham- Despite the open door for Distance, Focus, Pa- pion and holds the lowest her to join paid ranks, Na-tience and ability to Con- handicap in the region. She makula feels the time is nottain Pressure are the key stands alone in East Africa. ripe yet. She hopes to getwinning attributes of this “My biggest challenge a sponsor who can meetformer Bulo Secondary now is to get better play- her tour expenses in SouthSchool student who used to ers who can give me a real Africa where she hopes toplay netball, basketball and challenge. I have played play with finer players to im-handball. with Eva Okatch and Jas- prove her game. Namakula is a long-hitter, per Kamukama of Uganda. “If I want, I can turn prowho maintains her compo- I have also played Hawa now but I feel I am notsure while on the course. Wanyeche of Tanzania and ready. I have to sort out theShe focuses on her game Mary Karano of Kenya. But issue of sponsorship andrather than people. She what I need now is to play also improve on my game.doesn’t count her scores as with more affluent ladies in Much as people say Ishe plays. She is so focused bigger tournament to en- have a good swing, I knowto the game that she failed able me take my game to that there are a few aspectsto notice that she had won another level,” explained of my game that I have towhen she sank a birdie on Namakula who looks at work on before I think ofTHE GAME TG 13 • JAN - FEB 2011 17
  18. 18. crossing to professional behind, or is it infont of, you Professional Golfers Asso-ranks. You know you have if you are to succeed. ciation captain, Deo Akope,to be a complete player To Namakula, she would and Eva Okatch as the keyfor you to make money in have never known this people who have shapedpro-golf,” she continued to game if it was not for UPDF her game.explain. that was looking for talents “Okatch is a very good to represent them in golf. player. I like her game and I LIFESTYLE “I dedicate my success to have learnt from her quite a She is fairly tall, petit, Lt. Gen. Ivan Koreta who lot. I also appreciate Akopebeautiful, a graduate of saw the talent in me and for helping me to improveInformational Technology my game from time to time.of Makerere University and When Akope sees a prob-working with Uganda Peo- lem with my swing, he ad-ple’s Defence Forces; but vises me on how to correctyou wouldn’t find Sgt. Flavia it. Thank you very much,”Namakula boasting on any Namakula appreciated.of those. You wouldn’t find With the passion andher in night clubs neither is speed she is taking theshe a party animal. game, it will not be long Despite her celebrity sta- before Namakula hits conti-tus, the reigning Uganda La- nental headlines. Only spon-dies Open champion con- sorship stands in her way.tinues to live a simple life.If you don’t find her homedoing domestic chores, it is ONE-0N-ONEmost likely that she is play- WITH FLAVIAing golf at Uganda Golf Club NAMAKULAor Entebbe Golf Club. Golftakes most of her time and You looked so sur-she loves it. prised when you were Married to Captain Aloy- declared winner of thesius Kimera, Namakula Uganda Ladies Open.carries out herself like any Weren’t you expectingother woman. “Namakula is to win?a very loving and caring per- The game was tough.son. Golf ends at the club. Playing with the likes ofWhen she is at home, she Top: Flavia Namakula with Jasper Kamukama, Evacooks food, breastfeeds Okatch, Eaton Angel made friend Irene Nakalembe (left)the baby, attends to visitors, my winning unpredictable.washes clothes and cleans and Eva Okatch (right). I mean any of us could win.the home like any ordinary Middle: Namakula with hus- What complicated my gamewoman. She is down to band, Capt. Alosyious Kimera was that Kamukama andearth and I love her for that,” (left) and friend Yona Nte- Okatch were ahead of me.Kimera talked of his wife’s gereize at Entebbe Golf Club. To see that I managed tocharacter. Kimera is also a Bottom: Entebbe Golf Club. cut all of them off was justgolfer at Entebbe Golf Club. miracle. recruited me in the sports How do you feel now BEHIND HER department of UPDF. I am that you are the cham- SUCCESS greatly indebted to him,” pion? Success never come said Namakula with humility. Winning Uganda Ladiessingly. Somebody has to be She also points out Uganda Open is a great addition to 18 TG 13 • JAN - FEB 2011 THE GAME
  19. 19. my golf career. My profile army was recruiting sports back in shape. My baby ishas improved tremendously persons and that I could now one-year-old.and I want to capitalize on join. I was scared of the mili- What are your aspi-this and take my game to tary training in the beginning rations?another level. but she told me that it was I plan to become a pro- Is this your first ma- different for sports persons. fessional golfer and I alsojor win? So, I was playing for the want to play with better I won Kenya Ladies Open army when I enrolled for my players in countries likein 2008 and Machakos Information Technology de- South Africa where coursesLadies Open a few months gree at Makerere University are better. Flavia Namakula putts as Irene Nakalembe looks on.before Uganda Ladies in 2006. That is when I was What benefits do youOpen. I have also won a recruited in the golf team. envisage being a pro-number of local tourna- Sports women do fessional lady golfer?ments. not bounce back as Unlike amateurs who play Where did you get fast as you did. How for trophies, pros play forthe motivation to join did you do it? cash and tournament spon-the army at such a Golf is not as demanding sors know it. In Uganda, weyoung age? as say athletics. After giving have 15 male professionals I was in my S.6 vaca- birth, I started serious train- and only one professionaltion and had been playing ing at Entebbe Golf Course lady golfer, Norah Mbabazi,netball for my school Bulo which is near my home. I who is currently living inParents School. We had a was very committed and Sweden.coach who told me that the had enough time to getTHE GAME TG 13 • JAN - FEB 2011 19
  20. 20. Is golf money bigenough to live on? Elsewhere in the world, NAMAKULA FACT FILEgolfers earn big money Handicap 3when they feature in tour- Age 24 yearsnaments and commercials. Date of Birth December 10, 1986 Place of Birth Rubaga HospitalThough pros in East Africa Residence Entebbeare not making as much Club Membership Uganda Golf Club, Entebbe Golf Clubmoney as their counterparts Academic Qualifications Bachelor of Information Technologyabroad, I know we are get- Makerere Universityting there. Family Married to Cpt. Aloysius Kimera What do you do out- Mother of 1-year-old girlside golf? I don’t do all thedomestic chores. MAJOR WINS 2008 Kenya Ladies OpenOccasionally, September, 2010 Machakos Ladies Openwe got out with October, 2010 Uganda Ladies Openmy husband December, 2010 MTN Mug of Mugs – 2010for fishing. I doit for fun. CAREER MILESTONES Youngest Uganda Ladies Open Champion (at age of 24 years) First Ugandan lady to win Kenya Ladies Open Youngest Kenya Ladies Open Champion (at age of 22 years) Played 5-under, setting a record low score at Kitante course 20 TG 13 • JAN - FEB 2011 THE GAME
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  22. 22. SULLIVAN MUTHUGIA BY TG TOUR PRO when I ventured into the Despite his poor finish GOTY series. Here, I metin three events; namely and competed with veryDiani Beach Masters, serious and more experi-Manchester Salver and ence players. I was able tothe Uhuru Shield where he finish fourth overall in thefailed to score any points, 2009 GOTY series’’ saidThika Sports Club’s Sul- Muthugia.livan Muthugia still bravedthe hot sun and strongwind Coastal wind to claimKenya’s most prestigiousamateur golf trophy, theGolfer Of The Year series. 26-year-old Muthugiaattributed his victory in theGOTY series (the amateurOrder of Merit in Kenya) onsponsorship. “I have had very goodsponsorship for the pasttwo years. This has ena-bled me to cris-cross thecountry, playing the 18tournaments,’’ said Muthu-gia who started playinggolf at Njoro Country Clubin Nakuru along with nowtop professional, SimonNgige. Patrick Wachira Njucahas given me great sup-port that has made itpossible for me to play inthe national events sinceI started venturing intothe GOTY series. I am sograteful to him. Muthugia started hiscareer at handicap fiveand within three years, hehad gone down to handi-cap two. But it was until heshifted from Njoro to Thikawhen his golf started pick-ing up to the top. “I started improving 22 TG 13 • JAN - FEB 2011 THE GAME
  23. 23. IS THE GOTY CHAMP! He jumped onto the top it was not because I was not is now the resident profes-of the GOTY points table good enough and up to the sional at Nyali. The winner ofin late April when the then task,’’ he added. the last event (Nyali Open),leader Boniface Simwa During the 2010 Nyali Boniface Simwa, finishedgot sick after the return Open at the tough playing third overall with a total of 99from the Africa Zone Six Nyali Golf and Country Club points. Muthaiga’s NelsonChampionship. He led up from December 18 to 19, Mudanyi was unable to par-to October when the World Muthugia shot rounds 76, ticipate in the grand finaleAmateur Team Champion- 77 and 81 to tie in fifth place because he was engagedship team selection saga with Limuru Country Club’s in another event which hadstarted. Francis Kimani on an aggre- been organized to raise “The controversy in the gate of 234 gross. Omondi funds for his trip to Americanational team selection re- on the other hand, made a for studies at the Academy of America. He remained in fourth place with 84 points and David Opati of Golf Park completed the top five with 75.66 points, despite finish- ing 15th at Nyali. Muthugia’s GOTY vic- tory has earned him an automatic entry to the 2011 Braclays Bank Kenya Open at Muthaiga Golf Club from March 31 to April 4. The condition is that he has to remain an amateur up to then. Muthugia said he would turn professional this January. It was however a tough Collins Omondi finished second in the GOTY tournament. year for GOTY defendingally affected my game and slow start returning 81, 79 champion Francis Kimanithis is why I could not play and 75 to finish a shot be- whose only victory waswell in the Diani Beach Mas- hind, which earned him only at his home club, Limuru,ters, the Manchester Salver four and half points against where he won the Limuruand the Uhuru Shield. Col- Muthugia’s 6.75 points. This Open ahead of Sullivanlins Omondi won both Man- gave Muthugia a grand total Muthugia and Robinsonchester Salver and Uhuru of 113.50 points to win the ti- Owiti. Kimani finished sixthShield and moved on top. tle by the knife-edge margin overall with 59.88 points. I decided to look for of one and half points from With most of the top am-points in the final event, the Omondi. ateurs planning to turn pro-Nyali Open. I really wanted The aggregate was bet- fessional this year, the 2011to prove a point that though ter than the 2009 scored by GOTY will be once againI was not selected in the Francis Kimani; though still open to any player who willnational team to the World well below the record of 131 be able to cris-cross theChampionship in Argentina, points by Kopan Timbe who country playing in the series.THE GAME TG 13 • JAN - FEB 2011 23
  24. 24. DICIPLINE & HARD WORK PAYS FOR MUNDANYI! BY TG TOUR PRO aiga Golf Club captain Dr. in the annual Order of Merit Determination and self Macharia Irungu. “These better known in Kenya asdiscipline has earned Ken- men saw my potential in Golfer Of The Year (GOTY)ya’s fourth ranked amateur the game of golf and the which he could not defendgolfer Nelson Mudanyi a way I have been conducting because of his trip to thetwo year study programs in myself and offered to sup- United States, says he isAmerica’s most prestigious port to the Academy. I will looking forward to improvegolf school, the Golf Acad-emy of America in OrlandoFlorida. The 22 year old Mudanyiwho has been a golfer forthe past 11 years was dueto leave for Orlando Floridaduring Boxing Day, to starthis two year study at theAcademy which has pro-duced some of America’sgreatest professional golf-ers. Golf Academy of Amer-ica offers various academicand golf programs up toa degree level. It preparesyoungsters particularlythose who aspire to be pro-fessionals or managers in forever be grateful to them and take his game to a dif-golf business and manage- because not only have they ferent level.ment. opened the door for but to “I believe with the coach- Mudanyi’s trip to America also other talented Kenyan ing and the kind of facilities Iwas initiated by former Golf youngsters,’’ said excited am likely to have in America,Talent Foundation chair- Mudanyi during a fund- I have a chance of takingman Dr. Patrick Musimba raising event organized by my game to a higher level’’of Musimba Investments, his club to raise funds for his he told True Golfer. The twoone of East Africa’s biggest trip to the United States of year program cost roughlygolf supporters who along America. about 52,000 US dollars orwith other Kenyan golfers An off scratch golfer, about Ksh4.2m, an amountsuch as Housing Finance Mudanyi, a winner of many which Mudanyi says heboss Frank Ireri, business- national and club golf titles could not have managed tomen Peter Kihanya and including the Nyali Open in raise without the support ofSam Kairu and 2010 Muth- Mombasa, Kenya’s last leg his sponsors. 24 TG 13 • JAN - FEB 2011 THE GAME
  25. 25. Nelson Mudanyi left for Or- lando Florida on December 26, 2010 to start his two year study at the Golf Academy of America, an instituttion that has produced some of Ameri- ca’s top professional Golfers.THE GAME TG 13 • JAN - FEB 2011 25
  26. 26. APPRECIATION his career in Eldoret, where “My break through basi- ” My heart goes to all in 2002, he was sported by cally was in 2004 when Ithose who have stood by American based Kenyan started playing in the Golferme throughout my golfing professional Ajay Shah then of The Year tournaments,career as well as my educa- based at the Great Rift Val- then at Thika Sports Clubtion. I would like to particu- ley Resort in Naivasha. where Walsh Irungu assist-larly thank Abdallah “Baba’’ Under Shah’s coaching, ed me to become a juniorBekah of Vet Lab, Patrick Mudanyi soon started fea- member’’ says Mudanyi.Nduati and Duncan Kabue turing in the national events; It was actual in 2004who made sure that I do not then playing off handicap 10. when Mudanyi won his firstdrop out of school because Before trying his lack in the national golf title, the Wind-of lack of school fees’’ said national events, Mudanyi sor Classic. Thereafter,Mudanyi, adding that he featured in the junior events, he went on to win eventswas also very grateful to particularly in the Boys and such as Muthaiga Openone Steve Gichohi who has Girls Championship, which at Muthaiga, the club thatalready started assisting his Abdalla Bekah through offered him membershipbrother (Mudanyi’s) by pay- Sedgwick Insurance Bro- early in 2010. Before that,ing for his education also. kers sponsored for many Mudanyi had represented “I respect the game of years. both Thika Sports Club andgolf because it is through His breakthrough came Vet Lab Sports in some ofthis game that I have come in 2004 when he won the the team events such as theto meet many people not Junior Stroke play Cham- Nairobi District Foursomesonly in Kenya but many pionship and the Junior and Kenya’s top foursomeplaces in the world. And Match play championship match play tournament andnow here I am on my way to where he beat Sigona’s the Tannahill Shield held an-America, a place which I did Ganeev Giddie 2-1 in the nually at Royal Nairobi Golfnot even dream of reach- final match. This victory Club.ing’’ added Mudanyi who saw him represent Kenya Mudanyi is also a paststarted his golf career in late in international junior events winner of the Coast Open1999 as a junior. including the British Junior in Mombasa and the Mount Open in Scotland; and later Kenya Championship. He HOW HE STARTED the Africa Junior Challenge was in Kenya’s national Currently ranked fourth in in Namibia in 2005 and later team which won the Africathe Order Of Merit or GOTY in Swaziland in 2006. In the Zone Six trophy in Gabor-and a likely participant in the same year, he was listed one Botswana in April 20102011 Kenya Open which he in the senior team for the which was Kenya’s first vic-would like to play if he gets Africa Zone Six in Kampala, tory since it started partici-a ticket to come home in Uganda. pating in the championshipMarch, Mudanyi launched in 1989. Electric & Ordinary Razor Wire Fencing Computorised Vehicle Inspection Mirrors Alpha Tango Intercom Hand held I.P Camera I.P Camera Systems Metal Detactors Techinical Services & Security Systems(U)LTD. Lugogo Show Ground, Shumuk House. P.O Box 5088, Kampala, Uganda. Tel: +256 414 223 300, +256 414 370 847, Fax: +256 312 280 201 Walk Through E-mail:info@alphatango.co.ug website:www.alphatango.co.ug 26 TG 13 • JAN - FEB 2011 THE GAME
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  28. 28. KASUKU PROMISES2011 KCB FIREWORKS! BY TG TOUR PRO try Club in Mombasa’s main five years ago has agreed After a thrilling KCB East island north. to put in Sh50,000 each inAfrica Golf Tour which saw the Thika, Nyanza and Na-Thika Sports Club’s Simon kuru; which means thoseNgige beat seasoned pro- events will now be offeringfessional Dismas Indiza by Sh500,000 as total prizethe narrow margin of five money while the prize fundpoints to become the new at Muthaiga is expectedKCB East Africa Tour Order to double to Sh1,000,000of Merit Champion, tour di- which will be the secondrector Elisha Kasuku is more biggest event in terms ofthan set to roll out the 2011 prize money in the countrycalendar of events. besides the grand finale But going by Kasuku’s at Nyali where at total ofproposed calendar, nothing Sh3,000,000 was at stake inout of the ordinary appears last year’s final leg.to be in store for East Af- “I am extremely gratefulrica’s more than 50 profes- to KCB for their continuedsionals. For a start, Kasuku support of the Tour whichsaid in mid-December 2010 has become a truly inter-that a Sunshine Tour event Elisha Kasuku, KCB national event that gath-was out of question in so Tournament Director ers golfers’ attention in thefar as the KCB Tour is con- region and even as far ascerned. NYALI IS THE South Africa. Last year, the But the proposed 2011 VENUE FOR tour brought together morecalendar includes a KenyaClassic Sunshine event at GRAND FINALS than 50 professionals from East, Central and Southernnewly constructed Vipingo Nyali has now become African countries. I firmlyRidge, north of Mombasa the popular venue of the believe that the 2011 TourKenya, an event which Kas- country’s grand finale will continue contributinguku says will be organized events which include the and fostering the talent ofand supported by Vipingo Kenya Golf Union Golfer new professional golfers forRidge itself in collaboration Of The Year (GOTY) series the future by providing themwith the Southern Africa’s which is Kenya’s Order of with the opportunities andSunshine Tour. (More details Merit for amateurs. grow as athletes throughof this event will be available The only changes that not only their individual skillsin True Golfer – Issue 14). Kasuku anticipates in this against their seniors, but The venues for this year’s year’s Tour is a slight in- also by giving them a mean-Tour, like the 2010 series, crease in terms of prize ingful exchange of experi-remains Thika, Muthaiga, money for some of the local ence’’ said Kasuku.Nyanza, Arusha Gymkhana rounds. Kasuku, a former The 2010 champion,in Tanzania, Kigali Rwanda, international and Olympian Simon Ngige, got off toNakuru, Uganda Golf Club, Walker, turned professional a grand start by winningKampala and the grand fi- golfer, says KCB which his home tournament andnale at Nyali Golf and Coun- started Tour more than though he did not do well 28 TG 13 • JAN - FEB 2011 THE GAME
  29. 29. at Muthaiga and at Nakuru ranks this year. But back to Snow, Ganeev Giddie andwhere he played most of his the East African profession- South Africa based Stefanearly event as an amateur, it als, those who are out to Andersen if he decides towas the Arusha, Kigali and topple Ngige from the top of join the pro ranks. No doubtKampala where he pro- the Order Of Merit besides as tour director Kasukuduced his usual fireworks. Dismas Indiza who made a predicted, the 2011 is likely He tied for second place late charge to the top, will to be another great seasonat Arusha Gymkhana, won be Richard Ainley, Anil Shah, for the region’s profession-the Kigali round and then Ali Kimani, all of whom are als, thanks to the Dr. Martincame a close third at the experience tour players Odour-Otieno led KCB.Uganda Golf Club in Kam- and the new comers Greg 2011 WILL BE ANOTHERGREAT SEASONpala to position himself for agood finish at Nyali. However, it was new-comer, Greg Snow fromMuthaiga who emerged thebest local - though with apoor six over par 290 anda whole nine shots behindSouth Africa’s top blackprofessional James Kamtewho travelled to Mombasafor the event despite thefact that the Sunshine Tourof which Kamte is a mem-ber, had withdrawn from theevent. Kamte who has featuredin the European Interna-tional Tour, American PGA,Asian and the EuropeanChallenge Tour in additionto the Sunshine Tour, wasin Kenya courtesy of Tanza-nian Golf Union president,Dioniz Malinzi, who paid forhis travelling and accommo-dation expenses. Kamte is likely to come inAugust if an invitation is ex-tended to him. But Kamte ornot, this year’s Tour is likelyto produce even more fire-works particularly with moreleading amateurs expected Simon Ngige won the 2010 KCB East Africa Golf Tour.to venture into the paidTHE GAME TG 13 • JAN - FEB 2011 29
  30. 30. TAKING STOCKTHREE YEARS OF MTN MUGS BY TG REPORTER go to fine tune their skills. and Brian Mwesigwa at- When MTN Uganda Champions like Jasper Ka- tribute their success to theirlaunched monthly mugs mukama, Flavia Namakula continuous participation inthree years ago at The mugs. ThroughUganda Golf Club, regular participation,hardly did anyone they were able toknow how these lower their handicaps;monthly competitions making themselveswould impact on the ready to triumph atlives of golfers in the the championships.region. Until 2008, “MTN Monthly Mugsmugs were taken have greatly helpedmore like clubnites me to up my game.today. There was no Through the monthlymotivation to pull peo- competitions, I wasple from other clubs able to reduce myor countries to par- Pros (R-L) Vincent Byamukama, Herman Mu- handicap to plus oneticipate in the monthly and this made me taawe and Deo Akope receive a cash prize ofcompetitions. Things ready for Uganda Ush 16m from MTN’s Chief Marketing Officer,are different now. Open,” remarked MTN Monthly Mugs Isaac Nsereko (on far left). Brian Mwesigwa whoare now important golf turned pro after win-competitions on theUGU calendar. At the NAMAKULA SETS ning the 2010 Uganda Amateur Open. Manyend of every month,over one hundred golf- NEW RECORD! golfers at UGC have managed to go to sin-ers compete in the monthly gle handicap because ofmugs at Kitante course to their regular participation inimprove their game, accu- the mugs.mulate points for quarterlyrewards and to win and get BEYOND MUGSmonthly prizes. Apart from sponsoring mugs, MTN continues to IMPACT ON “throw” money to selected GOLFERS tournaments and individu- The MTN sponsored als. In the last three years,mugs have given great op- they have sponsored otherportunity to golfers to im- tournaments like the 2009prove on their golf perform- All Africa Challenge Trophyance. Mugs have become for East and Central Africareference tournaments that attracted golfers fromwhere golfers, whether Uganda, Kenya, Rwandaamateur or professional, and Zambia. 30 TG 13 • JAN - FEB 2011 THE GAME
  31. 31. Top: Vincent Byamukama takes his final putt at the 18th hole during the MTN Mug of Mugs. Bottom: Lt. Gen. Ivan Koreta fires the ball at the 10th tee. Last year, MTN signed up Uganda Professional Golfers Association cap- tain, Deo Akope, as their brand career. They injected Ush50m in the deal. SPONSORSHIP BENEFITS In the past three years, MTN has managed to strengthen their brand equi- ty among the golfers in the country. Also MTN sponsors the monthly competitions as a way of giving back to their esteemed customers. NAMUKULA SETS NEW RECORD Namakula hit 67; setting a new record at par-72 Ki- tante course. The towering golfer broke Monica Ntege’sTHE GAME TG 13 • JAN - FEB 2011 31
  32. 32. Top: Whose swing is best? Vincent Byamukama (left), Silver Opio (middle) and Herman Mutaawe (right). Bottom: Golfers at the 10th hole at Kitante course.record of 68 set three yearsago. She emerged the over-all winner of the MTN Mugof Mugs hosted at UgandaGolf Club on December 11.Namakula also doubled as alongest drive winner. Little known LindaneNdlovu, playing off handicap23, returned 66 nett to claimthe top prize in the men’scategory. National Ama-teur Team Deputy Captain,Emmanuel Opio Onito fired69 to emerge gross win-ner – ahead of Philip Kasoziwith 73. Other winners were PROS accumulated 887 points,Onyango Matata with 69 Deo Akope topped the the highest in 2010 MTNnett won the men’s group professional leader board Mugs. He was followedA. Cyril Aluku, with 67 nett, with minus thirteen in a two by Vincent Byamukama,won group B while Chang days competition. Most who joined paid ranks inLinchang was winner group improved professional, Her- early 2010, with a total of 614C with 66. Petra Nalwoga man Mutaawe garnered 317 points. MTN Uganda gaveand Katy Kabenge claimed points to emerge the 4th professionals Ush 16m inGroup A and B in the ladies Quarter winner and second prize money.section. best professional. Mutaawe 32 TG 13 • JAN - FEB 2011 THE GAME
  33. 33. MTAC MANAGEMENT TRAINING AND ADVISORY CENTRE For Enterprise DevelopmentWhat is MTAC?Management Training and Advisory Centre (MTAC) was established initially as a joint project betweenGovernment of Uganda and ILO/UNDP in 1965. MTAC was established by an Act of Parliament (1969) toprovide Management Training, Entrepreneurship Development, Consultancy and Research.MTAC Mandate ENTERPRISE DEVELOPMENT & TECHNOLOGYTo promote enterprise development and sound TRANSFERmanagement practices through advisory, trainingand entrepreneurship development services to 1. Enterprise Developmentbusiness and public enterprises MTAC o ers a comprehensive entrepreneurship development programme, where entrepreneurialVision Statement: competencies are indentified and help participantsA world of job creators and e ective managers to acquire the orientation necessary to start and rununderpinned by professionalism, and steering their own businesses, to develop their own businesspeople to prosperity; plans.Mission Statement: 2. Technology Transfer“To improve management performance and MTAC is a member organization of an African Smallpromote entrepreneurship for sustainable and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) Net work calleddevelopment”. TECHNONET Africa is a partner in providing appropriate technology transfer to SMEs throughCOURSES OFFERED the UNDP supported South-South Global and1. Business Diploma Courses conducted in Technology Exchange (SS-Gate) System. For detailsCollaboration with the Association of Business contact paulkyalimpa@mtac.ac.ugManagers and Administrators (ABMA), UK, March &September intake . MANAGEMENT CONSULTANCY2. Performance Improvement Short Courses. MTAC‘s highly competent and experienced3. Information Technology Courses. management consultants are trained to meet the4. Professional Courses needs of both private and public enterprises • Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), UK • Certified Public Accountants, Uganda CPA (U): • ICSA Registration is in Progress For more Information please contact: Marketing and Public Relations o ce, P.O.Box 4655, Kampala, Uganda Tel’+256 414 221011/2/3 or +256 756 221012, +256 773 132113. Fax: 256 414 223853 Email: mkt@mtac.ac.ug or mtacmkt@yahoo.com, Website:www.mtac.ac.ugTHE GAME TG 13 • JAN - FEB 2011 33
  34. 34. FIREWORKS ASNTEGEREIZE WINS! BY TG REPORTER event sponsor. He was fol- There was excitement lowed by Shawn Farel withand jubilation as Yona Nte- 73 and then teenager, Joelgereize won the Grand Bantu who shot 74.Mug of Mugs, an event that “This is my Christmas gift.climaxed the Orange spon- The game was tough but Isored mugs at Entebbe Golf am happy I have won,” anClub. Fireworks, singing and excited Ntegereize said.ululations filled the atmos- Henry Luggya – 75,phere upon announcement James Matsiko – 76 and An-of the eventual winner of drew Kibaya – 72 emergedthe twelve-times-long set of winners of groups A, Btournaments. and C respectively. Pauline Ntegereize basked to glo- Nambi won the ladies cat-ry after returning 72 points, egory after firing 74 points,winning himself a 3G iphone ahead of Irene Nakalembefrom Orange Uganda, the who finished with 78 points. Yona Ntegereize receive iPhone 3G from Orange Uganda official amidst fireworks and ulula- tions after emerging overall winner of the Grand Mug of Mugs. 34 TG 13 • JAN - FEB 2011 THE GAME
  35. 35. Also Joseph Mawejje - 69, Denson Lunga – 72 and Arthur Ndegwa – 78 fin- ished first, second and third respectively in the guests category. Orange Uganda, the fifth telecommunication com- pany in Uganda, partnered with Parambot Breweries (under Moonberg brand) to sponsor Orange Mugs at Entebbe Golf Club at the beginning of 2010. Orange injected over Ush100m in cash and prizes hence be- coming the dominant part- ner. According to Maximila Byenkya, Orange’s Chief Officer – Legal and Corpo- rate Affairs, the sponsorship was a strategy to position Orange brand on the Ugan- dan market. Secondly, they wanted to give golfers Or- ange Experience. Because of the attractive prizes such as phones and internet connection, Orange Mugs have attracted hun- dreds of people into play this year. Orange promises to inject more money into the mugs and other tournaments with the aim of strengthening their brand in the minds of golfers this year. Top: Louis Chua putts on the 5th green at EGC. Middle: Lady Golfers on EGC greens during the Grand Mug of Mugs. Bottom: Scratch player, Stephen Odong on the 3rd tee at EGC.THE GAME TG 13 • JAN - FEB 2011 35
  36. 36. Top: A bunker shot at the Entebbe course 17th hole during the Grand Mug of Mugs. Bottom: Deo Akope tests his Titleist gear at EGC to the admiration of others.36 TG 13 • JAN - FEB 2011 THE GAME
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  38. 38. KENYA OPEN - CASHIN BARCLAYS BANK BY TG TOUR PRO After playing the role ofGold category sponsorshipfor over 10 years, BarclaysBank of Kenya eventuallydecided to claim its rightfulplace in the history of Ken-ya’s premier golfing event,the Kenya Open Golf Cham-pionship. On December 2, 2010,Barclays Bank concluded athree year sponsorship dealwith the Kenya Open GolfLimited, a company whichwas formed by the KenyaGolf Union to run the annualevent which became part Barclays’ Nick Mbuvi (third left) hands over a cheque to Kenyaof the European Challenge Open Chairman, Peter Kanyago (second right).Tour in 1991. African Breweries spon- traditional venue, Muth- The KSh39m sponsor- sored from 2005 to 2009. aiga, was still undergoingship agreement which Before BAT took over the construction. Unveiling theamounts to KSh13,000,000 mantle of title sponsorship, sponsorship at Barclays’every year now gives Bar- the Kenya Open had run head office, the bank’sclays Bank the right to be- without a title sponsor right Corporate Director, Nickcome the title sponsors, from its inception in 1967 Mbuvi, who represented thethus with affect from this Managing Director - Adanyear, the open will hence BARCLAYS Mohamed, said the spon-be known as the Barclays GIVES KSH sorship of the event wasKenya Open. part of the Bank’s support Barclays Bank follows the 39 MILLION for sports development infootsteps of past title spon- to 1978. There were, how- Kenya.sors BAT East Africa which ever, other years when the Kenya Open which drawssponsored first under its organizers were not able some of the top golferstop brand of Benson and to find an overall sponsor from East Africa as well asHedges (from 1979 to 1983) and that besides the early overseas, will be held fromand later under the State years, includes 2004 when March 31 to April 4 at Muth-Express or 555 from 1984 to the event was revived after aiga Golf Club. He said that1990. Standard Chartered failing to take place in 2003 the sponsorship was anBank sponsored from 1991 due to total lack of sponsor- opportunity for Barclaysto 1996, Lonrho East Africa ship. Bank to contribute towardsin 1997, Kenya Breweries It was in 2004 when the improving the golfing stand-from 1998 to 2001, Sameer open was shifted to Karen ards in Kenya and the re-Group in 2002 while East Country Club because its gion. “Barclays recognizes 38 TG 13 • JAN - FEB 2011 THE GAME
  39. 39. the power of sport to con- as golf clinics to help local of the organization. We asnect with customers and players sharpen their skills KOGL are committed toconsumers from diverse and encourage first-timers putting together a world-backgrounds. We have to participate in the sport. class tournament that willbeen involved in developing On receiving the spon- be a showcase of interna-professional leagues such sorship cheque, the Chair- tional golfing standards.”as the Barclays Premier man of Kenya Open Golf The championship hasLeague and recently cycling Limited, Peter Kanyago, grown in stature over thehere in Kenya, and we are said “we are delighted by years and remains the big-committed to promoting ex- this strategic partnership gest golfing event in thecellence in the golfing sport, with Barclays Kenya and we East Africa region. Kenya Open is one of the only tournaments that meet’s and maintains the standards of the PGA specifications and recommendations, thus attracting top international players from the European Tour and from Africa. Kan- yago used the function to introduce the new Kenya Open Tournament Director, Eng Patrick Obath, who re- places long serving director Peter Coombes. Obath assured golf en- thusiasts in Kenya and East Africa as a whole that, the 2011 event will be an open with a difference. “We have lined-up a lot besides the four rounds and the Pro-Am. As usual, we will have about 100 players coming from the European Challenge Tour while 56 players will come from else- where in the world include Kenya, Africa and some special invitees’’ said Obath. The Kenya Open is one of the most popular event in the Challenge Tour series and it will always attract- Stefan Andersen - a likely candidate for the Kenya Open. ed top players. This year, the field will also include six’’ said Mbuvi. He added that will ensure that the three local amateurs, who like theBarclays Kenya will work year sponsorship they have professionals, will have toclosely with the Kenya Open committed to will be han- make the second round cutGolf Ltd to identify ways of dled with transparency and to proceed to the final twocreating opportunities such accountability in all aspects rounds.THE GAME TG 13 • JAN - FEB 2011 39
  40. 40. TRACING THE ORIGINSOF GOLF - PART ONE WAS SCOTLAND THE BIRTHPLACE OF GOLF? EARLY DAYS • FROM ABOUT 1100 TO 1460 Beginning a Bully for the hockey-like game of Crosse/ Chole/ Kolf BY MICHAEL the Ages). Nearing the end medieval combat was the FLANNERY of his reign, confronted by long bow, its length the AUTHOR OF Golf real and present danger height of a man or more,ThrouGh The AGes on his border with England, requiring great strength– 600 YeArs of Golf- King James II of Scotland and much practice to drawinG ArT, AND A MEM- (1430 – 1460) uttered a de- and fire rapidly. It was aBER OF ST ANDREWS cree intended to ensure the fearsome weapon, madeGOLF CLUB. safety of his realm through even more so by custom- Beginning a Bully for bringing his army up to the ized arrows. The choicethe hockey-like game of standards required for mod- included armour-piercingCrosse/Chole/Kolf. This ern warfare. tips for use against chain-illustration appears in the For more than 150 years, mail; the barbed ‘SwallowPrinted Book of Hours, Les in battle after battle, English Tail’ against horses; or flam-Heurs de Romme, calendar Longbowmen had deter- mable tips for psychologicalpage for January. By Simon mined the outcome. James warfare. In 1188, an EnglishVostre for Philippe Pigou- decided that his subjects knight fighting the Welshchet. Paris 1498. (Courtesy would drill until they be- (the undisputed masters ofRacquet & Tennis Club, came the ‘Mothers of All this particular art of killing),New York and Golf Through Archers’. Key to victory in recounted how an arrow 40 TG 13 • JAN - FEB 2011 FEATURES
  41. 41. pierced his chain mail and successors, longbow prac- Item. It is ordanyt andclothing, continued through tice continued to be man- decreyt… (th)at ye fut bawehis thigh, saddle and finally, datory. and ye golf be Utterly crythorse. The James edict, de- done and not usyt and (th) It would be mislead- signed to enhance the at ye bowe markes be maiding to suggest that James’ defence of Scotland and at all paroch kirkes apair ofonly interest was to defend expand his sphere of influ- buttes and shutting be usythis realm against the on- ence, harboured the inno- ilk sunday…slaughts of the eternally cent words, ‘fut bawe and or, in Modern English:aggressive Sassenachs. golf, a fact that attracted Item. It is ordained andThe king, who wore the neither attention nor interest decreed… that football anddyspeptic look of someone for the next 400-odd years. golf be utterly condemnedwho had bitten into a fro- Finally spotted by some and stopped and that a pairzen haggis, of targets bewas, in fact, a made at allmasterful ruler parish kirks– vigorous, and shootingpopular, and be practicedambitious, every Sunday.with plans to It’s worthannex Ork- taking a mo-ney, Shetland ment to ex-and the Isle of amine James’Man. Known sparse words,as ‘Fiery Face’ for the first-for a vermil- known writtenlion birthmark, use of ‘golf’he was pos- created asessed of a virtually un-hair trigger assailabletemper. Ac- legend. Gen- Six hundred years of Golf Artscording to a erations of1452 eyewitness account, keen-eyed Victorian histo- historians and writers seizedJames, threatened by a key rian, these two words – par- on the decree and citedalliance formed by the 8th ticularly ‘golf’, were used to Act number 338 to supportearl of Douglas, flew into a put an enduring spin on golf the idea that an early targetrage and stabbed his rival to history. sport, similar in nature anddeath. form to the Royal & Ancient While encouraging ar- ACT NO. 338 game, was already in placechery, James, who was MENTIONED by the fifteenth century andpassionate about weap- popular enough at that timeonry in general, was also GOLF FIRST to warrant its prohibition, notdeveloping state-of-the-art The fateful document in once, but again in the actsartillery – with fateful conse- which the word ‘golf’ first of 1471 and 1491. As we shallquences. While besieging appeared, was Act of Parlia- see, there were such clubsRoxburgh Castle, one of the ment number 338, a hand- and games, but not in Scot-last strongholds still held written manuscript pub- land.by the English following the lished in Edinburg, 6 March, Despite the absence ofWars of Independence, a 1457. It was entitled, ‘Anent any documentation show-canon exploded killing the Wapinshawing’ – of the ing that a golf-like game had29 year old king. Under his practice of arms – and read: been played in the BritishFEATURES TG 13 • JAN - FEB 2011 41

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