Event: Kabaka’s 30th Coronation Anniversary golf tournament
Date: 22nd July 2023 (Saturday)
Venue: Uganda Golf Club, Kitante
The annual Kabaka’s Coronation Anniversary golf tournament will be held this Saturday, 22nd July 2023 at Uganda Golf Club (UGC), Kitante. The event was launched on Tuesday at UGC.
The event is organized by Buganda Golfers Association (BUGA) as part of the celebrations to mark Kabaka Ronald Muwenda Mutebi II’s 30th coronation festivities. The coronation event is celebrated on 31st July every year.
The tournament is a fundraising event and all proceeds will be donated to Buganda Kingdom to assist in the Kingdom’s cause of fighting HIV/AIDS.
“Last year we were able to collect up to UGX 8.7 Million which was passed over to Mengo to support the Kabaka’s cause and this year we believe that we will collect more because the tournament is very popular and we expect full attendance,” Uganda Golf Club Captain Emmanuel Wamala said adding that; “Uganda Golf Club is privileged to host this tournament, members found it fitting to have this tournament as an annual event.”
According to the organizers, in the early part of the year, the Katikkiro of Buganda, Owek. Charles Peter Mayiga, graciously accepted the Buganda Golfers Association to host a golf tournament to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the Coronation of the Kabaka of Buganda. The Katikkiro will grace the official tee off ceremony at 08:30 AM on the day.
“The Buganda Golfers Association is grateful to the Katikkiro of Buganda for accepting our invitation to preside over the official tee off. This is an annual tournament in honour of the Kabaka and we are happy to use it to raise funds for the causes of the Kingdom every year. The golfers and development partners have responded positively to our call and it brings us great pride and joy as an association,” Sam Mubiru, the Captain of Buganda Golfers Association said before thanking Uganda Golf Club, Uganda Golf Union and the Buganda Minister of Sports for their support.
The Patron of Buganda Golfers Association, Owek. Patrick Luwaga Mugumbule, the Speaker of the Lukiiko Lwa Buganda, thanked all the sponsors and the golfers for supporting the Kingdom’s activities.
“I want to thank those who have supported us ever since this tournament started. This is a great occasion for us and we are very appreciative of those supporting this cause,” Owek. Patrick Luwaga Mugumbule said adding that; “it is an honour to be the patron of this association, which has attracted many sponsors and golfers to raise funds for Buganda in the fight against HIV/AIDS. I thank you all for your generosity and love for Buganda.”
On Saturday, there will be a prize giving ceremony at the end of the day where several top performers will be awarded. The prizes are sponsored by Pearl Dairy Lato Milk. The prize giving ceremony will be presided over by Princess Dina Kigga Mukarukidi of Buganda Kingdom.
About 180 golfers are expected to play that day. The mode of play will be stableford full handicap.
Tournament partners are; Absa Bank, Britam Insurance, Case Medical Services, DFCU Bank, Epsilon, Golden Tulip Canaan Kampala, Jubilee Insurance, K and K Advocates, KCCA, Kia Motors, Liquid Intelligent Technologies, Pearl Dairy Lato Milk, Pinnacle Security, Soliton Telmec and Ultra Limited. More partners could be announced before tee-off.