Uganda Golf Union has launched the 24th edition of the Kinyara Open Golf Tournament scheduled to run between 25th and 26th November 2022 at Kinyara Golf Club in Masindi.
The two-day annual event which returns after a two-year hiatus caused by Covid-19 disruptions is expected to attract both professional and amateur golfers from across the country.
The 2019 triumphant players like Joseph Cwinya-ai, overall winner from Toro Golf Club), Herman Mutawe, the professional group winner from Uganda Golf Club and Martha Babirye, the winner of the ladies’ category from Uganda Golf Club and reigning champion of the Uganda Ladies Open, will participate in the tournament to defend their titles.
The Professionals and Gross players will play 36 holes on Friday 25th November 2022 while the amateurs will play 18 holes on Saturday 26th November 2022.
The event will be crowned with a party and prize giving ceremony on Saturday evening 26th November 2022 followed by a night of dance and merry making.
The Kinyara Open Golf Tournament is a partnership between Kinyara Sugar Limited and Insurance companies (ICEA LION, Liaison Group, UAP Old Mutual, Sanlam, and MUA).
This year, the sponsors have boosted the tournament with a champion’s package of UGX 10M to the overall winner.
“We are very excited to be hosting the Kinyara Golf Tournament after two years of the pandemic and also taking cognizance of the prevailing Ebola situation in the country to organize the golf tournament, we are following all the standard operating procedure requirements,” said Caroline Amongin, the Corporate Communications Manager Kinyara Sugar Limited.
“We are very proud to be associated with sports since it’s the only aspect that brings many people from different walks of life and we can’t thank our partners enough for their unwavering commitment to support this tournament,” Amongin added.
Gabriel Kuria, the Chief Executive Officer ICEA LION General noted that; “we believe as ICEA LION Uganda that ‘we are Better Together’ and that is why we are thrilled to partner with Kinyara Sugar Limited to bring high-caliber professionals and amateur players after a 2-year recess, to promote the game of golf.”
Sarah Siryowe, The General Liaison Uganda (IB) Ltd noted that they are proud to be sponsoring this event for over ten years now. She also thanked their partners in the insurance industry who have always been support-full.
“We are extremely proud of the Kinyara Open Golf Tournament, and we shall always have commitment to support this tournament through our partnership with Kinyara Sugar Limited,” Siryowe added.
The relationship between Kinyara Sugar Limited and the Uganda Golf Union keeps getting stronger as it goes a long way to support the growing talent in the game of golf in this country with several players representing the country at international tournaments.