Following a successful New Year's Eve party at the Kiligolf clubhouse (the first of many to come), 2017 was welcomed in style with the Kiligolf team working non-stop in preparation for yet another year of fun, action and plenty of competition.
The 2017 fixtures officially kicked-off with the Monthly Mug on the 22nd of January, which got everyone back out on the course following a long and busy Christmas period. After a round of 18-holes in the 30+ degree heat, Alex Rechsteiner was named overall winner of the Men's division, whilst his wife Saskia Rechsteiner was named overall winner of the Ladies division! An enormous congratulations must go out to this golf-fanatic couple who continue to improve enormously month after month.
The winners of the other divisions were as follows:
- Winner of Division A: Marc Green
- Winner of Division B: Tom Fraser
- Winner of Division C: Robert Daniel
Well done to all the players who made the effort to get back out on the course and take part in the tournament! We look forward to the re-match in February.
Even though rain has been in short supply these last few months, the golf course is looking as great as ever and in top playing condition. With regular fertilizing of both the greens and fairways, in addition to rough clearance and rock collection - the course continues to improve day by day.
The popular Friday Fiddle also continues on a weekly basis, alternating between the front and back nine. A huge thank you must go out to MMI Tanzania for sponsoring last week's Fiddle and for organizing a fun filled Mexican-themed evening with their infamous 'Tequila Raffle'.
Upcoming Tournaments in February:
- The Valentines Scramble: 12th of February
- The February Monthly Mug: 19th of February
2017 EAST AFRICA CHALLENGE
Kiligolf has been approached by the Tanzania Golf Union (TGU) to host this year's East Africa Challenge. With the tournament currently scheduled for the month of October, Kiligolf is extremely excited to become a part of this prestigious event that sees teams from Ethiopia, Uganda and Kenya (to name but a few) battling it out for the title of best golfing nation in East Africa.
The TGU Chairman Joseph Tango is convinced the event will inspire local golf development when he says:
“Our young golfers will get a chance to play alongside the best in East Africa. At least 12 nations will be competing and we look forward to the exposure particularly for our growing youth golf.”
More details to follow soon!