Ladies Get Johnnie Walker Uganda Open Championship Underway

The Johnnie Walker Uganda Open Golf Championship 2023 is currently in full swing at the picturesque Uganda Golf Club in Kitante.

This prestigious tournament commenced on a high note with the Ladies Open on a Thursday morning, marking the beginning of an exciting golfing extravaganza.

The event has magnetized a remarkable turnout, boasting over 80 participants, including the presence of 19 talented foreign players who have confirmed their participation.

Among the contenders, one name stands out – Martha Babirye. She is the reigning champion of the Tusker Malt Uganda Ladies Open, having clinched the coveted title in 2019, 2020 and 2022.

Her impressive track record makes her the one to watch, and the competition promises to be fierce as golfers from diverse backgrounds and skill levels are determined to display their prowess and unyielding passion for the sport.

Christine Kyokunda, the Johnnie Walker Brand Manager, radiated enthusiasm for the event’s commencement.

She expressed confidence that this year would provide a thrilling start, with Johnnie Walker dedicated to delivering an unforgettable golfing experience for the Ladies Open.

The golf course at the Uganda Golf Club is a vibrant sea of lush greens, creating a captivating backdrop for the forthcoming challenges.

The official tee-off was celebrated with great fanfare on Wednesday evening. Sponsors and key figures from the Uganda Golf Union ceremoniously tested the greens, signifying the tournament’s official launch.

This momentous occasion was followed by a delightful cocktail event, energized by the generous support of the title sponsors, Johnnie Walker Uganda.

In the spirit of elevating the golfing experience, Christine Kyokunda assured everyone that they were in for a premium treat during each prize-giving ceremony.

The aim is to immerse golfers in the captivating world of Johnnie Walker throughout the entire event. Golfers and enthusiasts alike should prepare for a bold and immensely flavorful experience, enhancing the overall tournament ambiance.

The Johnnie Walker Uganda Open Golf Championship has enjoyed a distinguished place on the Ugandan sporting calendar for years.

It consistently attracts a dynamic mix of professional and amateur golfers from the region and beyond.

This year is no exception, as the event offers a diverse array of competitions tailored to golfers of all skill levels.

Next in line is the eagerly awaited Seniors Open, which is scheduled to tee off on Friday, October 13th.

As the tournament unfolds over the upcoming days, all golf enthusiasts and spectators can anticipate a seamless blend of exceptional golfing action, and they’ll have the opportunity to witness unforgettable moments both on and off the course.

The Johnnie Walker Uganda Open Golf Championship 2023 promises to be a true celebration of the sport and an event to remember.

Last Year’s Top Five:

How they finished (Top Five):
•Martha Babirye – 233
•Meron Kyomugisha – 238
•Peace Kabasweka – 241
•Evah Magala – 252
•Gloria Mbaguta – 254



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