Handicap -2.5 golfer Godfrey Nsubuga is all set for the amateur event of the 2023 Johnnie Walker Uganda Open Golf Championship, hoping to finally secure his first title at this event scheduled for 18-21 October at Uganda Golf Club’s par 72 course in Kitante, Kampala.
This week’s amateur showpiece is the main event of the three-week long Uganda Open and Nsubuga, a member of Mehta Golf Club in Lugazi is one of the hot picks to hoist the title of the 82nd staging come Saturday.
Nsubuga who made his Uganda Open debut in 2020 finished fourth in the previous edition. He now hopes to finally breakthrough and claim victory and relieve Andrew Ssekibejja of the title.
“I am positive and confident that I will win this year’s Uganda Open,” Nsubuga said after his practice round on Tuesday adding that he has put in the a lot of work in the buildup to the tournament and he could reap the fruits of his labour this week.
Nsubuga’s recent major victory came just over two weeks ago when he won the Kenya Amateur Golf Championships (KAGC) for the first time after he posted three over par 219 to top the leaderboard at the Tea Fields Trophy at the par 72 Kericho Golf Club.
He however finished fourth in the Nandi Bears Open Shield held last week at Nandi Bears Club. This was also a KAGC event and despite falling five shots from the summit of the event, Nsubuga believes that events in Kenya have polished him and he is ready for the fairways this week.
“The Kenyan tournaments have really helped me to gain confidence and keep my self in a competitive mood,” Nsubuga said adding that consistent rounds of golf at local clubs have also put him in good shape and he’s now ready to take on the Uganda Open.
Nsubuga is feeling more confident than ever as he prepares to tee off at the Johnnie Walker Uganda Open Golf Championship. Despite recent setbacks, he believes that he is in excellent form and ready to compete against the best in the game.
However, the Uganda Open is known for attracting some of the best golfers in the region, and Nsubuga knows that the competition will be tough. “There are a lot of great players in the field, but I’m not going to let that intimidate me,” he said. “I’m going to focus on playing my own game and hopefully come out on top.”
Nsubuga is hoping that a win at the Uganda Open will give him the momentum he needs to compete at an even higher level in the future. “Winning this tournament would be huge for me,” he said.
Johnnie Walker is the headline sponsor for this year’s Uganda Open, and have promised a spectacular prize giving ceremony for both winners and golf enthusiasts during the final day of the Amateur Open.
Other partners for the Johnnie Walker Uganda Open 2023 include; Crown Beverages Limited (Aquafina), National Council of Sports (NCS), Absa Bank, NBS Sport, Medisell, Pinnacle Security Limited, CASE Medical Services, Orchard Interiors, HH, among others.