The Uganda Golf Club, Kitante is set to host the highly anticipated Johnnie Walker Uganda Open Golf Championship 2023, starting with the Ladies Open.
The action-packed tournament is scheduled to tee off tomorrow Thursday, October 12 with the Ladies Open, marking the dawn of an exceptional golfing spectacle from some of the most talented golfers from different countries. Players from Uganda (majority), Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi and Malawi have been drawn in this event.
Among the notable contenders is Martha Babirye, the reigning champion of the Tusker Malt Uganda Ladies Open, who returns to defend the title everyone is after.
“The competition is going to be fierce and the spectators are going to enjoy a spectacular golfing experience. We have over 80 players registered for tomorrow with about 19 foreign players confirmed. Of course, I am rooting for a Ugandan to take the title once again,” said Doreen Mwesigye, the President of the Ladies Golf Union.
With a lot at stake, it is indeed true that the competition will be intense, as golfers from various backgrounds and skill levels, have vowed to showcase their talent and passion for the game.
“This is going to be an exciting start, and Johnnie Walker is geared up to deliver an incredible golfing experience for the Ladies Open. And from the look of things, the ladies are more than ready for the challenge that lies ahead on the lush greens of the beautiful Uganda Golf Club course,” said Christine Kyokunda, the Johnnie Walker Brand Manager.
The official tee off was celebrated on Wednesday evening with sponsors and the Uganda Golf Union leadership testing the greens, in a ceremonial tee off. The players and guests were also treated to a cocktail event powered by the title sponsors- Johnnie Walker Uganda.
“We are bringing golfers a premium experience at every prize giving ceremony. The plan is to immerse golfers into the amazing world of Johnnie Walker throughout this period. Golfers and golf enthusiasts should brace themselves for a bold and big flavourful experience,” she added.
The Johnnie Walker Uganda Open Golf Championship has long been a highlight on the Ugandan sporting calendar, drawing professional and amateur golfers alike from across the region and beyond.
This year will be no different, with a diverse range of competitions catering to golfers of all levels of expertise.
The Seniors Open is next in line, and will tee off on Friday, October 13th. It will be followed by the Amateur Open, Pro-Am and the Professional Open.
As the tournament unfolds over the next few days, golf enthusiasts and spectators can expect to witness a fusion of exceptional golfing action, with memorable moments on and off the course.
Summary of 2023 Johnnie Walker Uganda Open Schedule:
- Ladies Open: 12th to 14th October
- Seniors Open: 13th to 14th October
- Amateur Open: 18th to 21st October
- Pro-Am: 24th October
- Professional Open: 25th to 28th October