IT has been said that charity starts at home, this is what the Tanzania People’s Defence Forces (TPDF) Lugalo Golf Club of Dar es Salaam has been doing for the junior’s rank.
The club’s junior committee has this week organised the special Junior fundraising event to support the programme for junior golfers as one of the efforts to develop the game and build strong national teams in future.
The event saw Gerald Ndowera, who partnered with Amina Khamis claim the title after netting an impressive 62 strokes.
The team had to be calm before emerging the victory on countback at the 18-hole team event organised by the club as part of continued support for the junior development programme.
The countback rule forced Sarah Dennis/Leticia Kapalila’s team who carded the same score to finish second.
Venance Masebo partnered with Joyce Ndyetabura to return the team’s 64 strokes to finish third overall.
Maseba, one of the event’s organisers, stressed that the special event brought together 14 teams each consisting of two players.
He said that over 1,240,000/- has been collected through entry fees for 14 teams and individual contributions of 710,000/- which went to the juniors committee as others foot event expenditures.
“On behalf of the organising committee I want to thank all those who have shown up for the tournament and make it possible,” he said.
Masebo extended appreciation to members who contributed even though they could not play. They include Major General Mhona, George Kivaria, Fahmy Mbaraka and Abdalah Gunda.
This is not the first-time for the club to do an important job through social tournaments.
Last month the club organised a special fiddle for the Junior national teams so as to help Tanzania Golf Union (TGU) prepare teams for All Africa Golf Junior Team Championship.
The 18- hole event won by Nsajigwa Mwansasu was meant to support the junior boys and girls’ teams in All Africa Golf Junior showdown in Uganda.