Lugalo golfers start drills for World Military Games 

TANZANIA People’s Defence Forces (TPDF) Lugalo Golf Club of Dar es Salaam gears up for the Military World Games scheduled start on October 10th this year.

TPDF Lugalo Information Officer Selemani Semunyu told the Daily News on Wednesday that preparation for the games is in top gear and that includes a selection  of  a team of nine golfers ahead of the event to be staged in the United States of America.

Semunyu’s team consists of six men and three women.

A qualifying series have already begun for the Lugalo Club ahead of the final selection in August this year.

“Lugalo club is blessed with talented golfers in both men and women’s categories who are currently have done well in various competitions.

“To send a team to world-classed ranking event, we must carefully set criteria for selection,” he said.

Semunyu stressed that they have started assessing players’ performances from the club-level and national-level events held as Arusha Open at Arusha Gymkhana Club over the weekend.

He insisted that among the criteria for the selection format are tournament performances plus a good record in practice rounds.

They will be competing in every tournament before final selection to ensure they are among the country’s top army.

The next challenge for players is Mufindi Southern Highland Golf Open to be staged at Mufindi Golf Course in Iringa.

“We intend to participate in every competition to improve the squad and prepare players to represent the country in high-level competition,” he explained.

Before heading to the World Championship, the nine-member team will attend the residential camp in Arusha for three weeks.

“We have planned to set up a residential camp in Arusha; golfers will have enough chance to practice at three courses, namely TPC Moshi, Arusha Gymkhana and the championship course Kili Golf Club.

It is our belief that three weeks of the intensive preparation will bear desirable fruits in the USA event, which we are aware it is going to be very competitive,” he said.


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