TANZANIA People’s Defence Forces (TPDF) Lugalo Golf Club of Dar es Salaam has postponed the Waitara Golf Trophy that was due to tee off on November 26th this year at the club’s course.
The annual tournament has now shifted to January 28th next year, according to the organisers.
It is the second time the event to be pushed to January as the last year’s battle was held also in January due to various reasons.
The club’s captain Japhet Masai confirmed in Dar es Salaam yesterday that the event won’t be held this month as earlier planned.
He said: “Dear members, greetings, I would like to inform you that the Waitara Trophy 2022 has been postponed until January 28, 2023.”
Masai, however, said registration is still open and he urged those wishing to participate to register for the event.
“On behalf of the Lugalo golf club chairman, we wish you a good preparation,” he added.
The prestigious club level competition is organised to honour General (rtd) George Waitara, the founder of the par-72 Lugalo Golf course in 2006 and who remains among the biggest fans of the sport.
Prior to being postponed, there were over 60 golfers who had already confirmed their participation.
Among them are Edmund Mndolwa, Waitara himself, Ambassador Charles Sanga, Ambassador Job Masima, Ambassador Ombeni Sefue, Brigadier General (rtd) Michael Luwongo (Lugalo Chairman), Masai, the Tanzania Golf Union (TGU) Chairman Gilman Kasiga, Brigadier General (rtd) Julius Mbilinyi.
Masai said that the event is open for men’s Division A, B and C, seniors and Ladies.
Apart from the amateur golfers, professional golfers have also been involved in the race for event’s cash prize.
Since its establishment in 2011, the Waitara Trophy has become one of the club’s fast growing tournaments.