4 December 2012

Tanzania: Female Golfers Counselled

LOCAL female professional and amateur golfers have been challenged to work hand in hand to ensure sustainable development of the sport.

The call was issued by guest of honour Fatma Makame, at the closing of a 54-holeTanzania Ladies Amateur Championship open tournament held at Dar es Salaam Gymkhana club. The three-day event brought together over 70 golfers from Tanzania and Zimbabwe, with local ace Angel Eaton lifting the trophy for the second consecutive year.

Makame, one of the senior ladies golfers in the country, noted that some of the ladies had developed a tendency to criticize each and every effort taken by their leaders arguing the trend would not take the sport anywhere rather than slow it down.

"It is high time we female golfers join hands and efforts for the promotion of the sport, gossips and grapevines won't take us anywhere," she said. Speaking during the occasion, President of the Tanzania Ladies Golf Union (TLGU), Mbonile Burton called upon sponsors to invest in the sport, saying there are a lot of talented players, who can scale places at the international stage.

She also advised youngsters currently in the field to put more efforts in training and maintain discipline for them to excel in the sport. Burton was grateful to the event sponsors, namely AAR Tanzania Ltd, PPF, Aqua Cool Ltd, golfers Ali Ismail, Edwin L.F.M Fulltime Security, Joseph Tango and Azim Dewji.

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