GOLFERS have been invited to turn up in big numbers as the Rose Saria Memorial golf tournament tees off today.
Jointly organised by Saria family and Tanzania People’s Defence Forces (TPDF) Lugalo golf club of Dar es Salaam, the 18-hole tournament tees off this morning at the par 72- course, according to the club’s communication officer, Seleman Semunyu, onbehalf of the club’s chairman Michael Luwongo.
Semunyu said in Dar es Salaam on Friday that preparation for the tournament has been finalised for the golfers to tee off today.
“On behalf of the club’s chairman, I would like to invite golfers to participate in the Rose Saria Memorial Golf tournament,” he said.
Adding, he said the leadership of Lugalo Club under Chairman Luwongo, has agreed to host the event specifically to honour Rose Saria who was a member of Lugalo during her lifetime.
He used the opportunity to also invite members of other clubs to join them in remembering Rose Saria.
“When we remember our fellow golfers who have passed away, it is a good thing because it brings unity and solidarity and the true love that we used to show them while we were together. Let’s come together in the same manner on this important day,” he stressed.
Moses Namuhisa, the son of the late Rose Saria, said they have decided to organise the memorial event to remember her as she was a fan of the game and invite the players to come in large numbers to celebrate and remember their loving mother’s life.
He said the organising committee has also prepared good prizes for the winners of the tournament’s different categories.
Namuhisa, however, said the tournament entry fee will be sent directly to support Tanzania Ladies Golf Union (TLGU).
The competition is a continuation of the Lugalo Club’s efforts to honour its deceased members of the club.
Recently, Lugalo Club in collaboration with the Galinoma family, successfully organised a tournament to honour the former Lugalo Golf Club’s late chairman, Brigadier General (rtd) Ernest Galinoma.
The senior golfer Galinoma who died in 2016, laid a strong junior development programme at the club and it’s current chairman Luwongo continues to implement in the right way.