All preparations have been finalized to ensure a successful Tusker Malt Uganda Open that is set to tee off on Thursday 7th September, at the Kitante Golf Course.
Uganda Breweries Limited, through its flagship premium beer Tusker Malt Lager, completed the preparations for this year’s Open by handing over the sponsorship kits to the Uganda Golf Union. The sponsorship kits include; golf apparel, other media, merchandise, and logistical elements for prize giving.
Led by the Uganda Breweries Limited Head of Beers, Estella Muzito, Tusker Malt Lager handed over the sponsorship kits to the Uganda Golf Union President, Johnson Omolo and the Uganda Ladies Golf Union President, Maxi Byenkya.
The ceremony was also graced by other tournament sponsors such as; MAC East Africa, NTV Uganda, UAP Old Mutual, Case medcare, HTC, Capital FM, Ekspresso.
Speaking at the press conference, the Uganda Golf Union President, Johnson Omolo affirmed that; “We are ready for this year’s Tusker Malt Uganda Open tee off. All the players who registered and confirmed attendance will be teeing off as planned. This year as well, we have players coming in from all over Africa and we believe this is going to be an exciting Open.”
“The Tusker Malt Uganda Amateur Open is the biggest event on Uganda’s golf calendar and this year, we hope to even make it bigger,” he added.
Teeing off on Thursday the 7th September, will be the Ladies Open category that is hosting over 160 players from across Africa.
The amateurs will play from 13th September – 16th September, 2017, while the professionals will play from 27th September – 30th September, 2017.
Uganda Breweries Limited Head of Beers, Estella Muzito, resounded UBL’s support for the Uganda Open and the Uganda Golf Union by promising to have a repeat of last year’s success.
“Last year, was a very successful year in terms of Golf in Uganda. We hope this year gives us an even bigger tournament. We believe our own players will put up a fight in order to retain the trophies. As Tusker Malt Lager, our priority is to ensure that golf in Uganda grows, as well as attract more people to love the sport,” she said.
Tusker Malt Lager has injected over Shs500 million into this year’s tournament as assurance to show its support for the development of the game golf in Uganda. There has been an increase in the cash sponsorship from Shs230 million to Shs250 million.
Tusker Malt Lager embodies the spirit of the game of golf. Tusker Malt lager is slow brewed with an ingredient base of 100% malt giving it that unmistakably rich, smooth premium taste that is widely recognized and that consumers have grown to love.