Uganda Golf Union (UGU) unveiled GEMS Cambridge International School, Kampala as partners for the Uganda Junior Golf Academy. The partnership was unveiled on Wednesday at the school’s premises in Butabika and will be handy to prepare young golfers for the annual All Africa Junior Golf Championship that will be held in Botswana this March.
The sponsorship package worth $3, 7500 includes five air tickets and a branded kit for the team of four players and coach. UGU President Innocent Kihika expressed delight in this new development noting that it will boost the team that looks forward to emerge champions in Botswana.
Last year, Uganda won silver behind South Africa that have emerged successive winners in 19 previous outings. With this new boost on board, GEMS Cambridge Marketing and Enrollment Manger Brenda Mutesi, is hopeful that the team can dethrone dominant South Africa.
GEMS Cambridge of late has shown interest in golf. Last year, they were also co-partners of the three-week long Uganda Golf Open Championship held at Entebbe Club.
The winners and runners up at the Botswana showpiece will qualify for the 2020 Toyota Junior Golf World Cup in Japan. Six Team Uganda players have been camping at Entebbe but the best four will be picked for the trip.
Uganda Ladies Golf Union (ULGU) was unable to field a ladies team for the event but have promised to hit the road for next year’s games. Initiatives like this are in line with UGU education policy and junior golfers have earned overseas academic scholarships –with Ronald Otile, Daniel Baguma among others being the beneficiaries.